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JHS 3 Series Distortion Pedal

Streamlined JHS Tone on a budget



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Product Description

JHS Pedals are renowned for tonal excellence. Their premium stompboxes are packed full of gizmos galore and options aplenty - but they've taken a very different approach with the 3 Series Distortion. These affordable effects have been stripped back for pure, unadulterated JHS tone suited to both beginners and pros alike.

Raw JHS Pedals tone

Gone are the array of dials found throughout the standard JHS pedal line-up. What you're getting here is a refined, quality sound thanks to high-end electronic components and meticulous attention to detail from the Kansas City company. This is the ultimate plug-and-play pedal.

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Distortion and drive are firmly in JHS' wheelhouse - the 3 Series Distortion being no exception. Crammed into the analogue pedal are a host of medium gain crunch tones, thick overdrive, distortion, and even some fuzzy goodness. You get a lot out of the three volume, filter and distort controls. Filter is like a one-knob EQ, setting the treble attack when turned up or darker character reduced.

Unique to the Series 3 Distortion is a gain voicing toggle, which changes how the effect reacts to your playing.

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Written by Cian Hodge

Customer Reviews


8 reviews





Gianluca17th Jan 2023

Value 5Durability 4Sound 4

Mark Wainwright16th Jan 2023

Great grungey tones - love this pedal.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Stu24th Mar 2022

Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Robert Eves10th Mar 2021

I'm a long-time Rat user and to my ears, this is definitely an upgrade to what was already arguably the greatest and most flexible distortion pedal of all time. Everything from clean/treble boost (actually my most used Rat setting) to crunch and fuzz. I haven't really touched the toggle-down setting so far! Vs. my 2008ish Rat feels a tiny bit more "amp-like" in response and harmonics but also I prefer the build quality and pedalboard-friendly size. This one's a keeper!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer27th Oct 2020

Value 4Looks 3Sound 5

Mr Paul Stebbings27th Oct 2020

Always promised myself a JHS pedal and the new 3 series range has made that possible so well pleased. Great pedal with a wide range of distortion settings so very versatile. Also very well made casing and controls. Which pedals next though?!!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Marcel Van Brouwershaven19th Oct 2020

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer19th Oct 2020

Super fine dirt! And it looks cool 😎

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

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