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J and H pedal

1/14/2000 11:24 AM
Chris J and H pedal
Anyone have an opinion regarding the Visual Sound J and H Pedal? I've read some glowing reviews, but would like an "expert" opinion!  
1/14/2000 12:33 PM

I think this has been covered both here and on WeberVST. Consensus seems to be that the Jekyll side is a decent emulation of the TS-808 and the Hyde side is more of a gain monster. Most reviewers have said they prefer the J side. I like it because you can get two very different sounds with one pedal. The Hyde side has two tone controls and also offers lots of sounds.  
I personally think all this fuss over distortion pedals is kind of silly because the subtle tonal differences that may exist will get swallowed up in the mix anyway. However, if you've got the disposal income, it is fun to try them all out. And with Ebay, you can unload anything without too great a loss.  
In the end, your "expert opinion" is the only one that counts.
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1/14/2000 1:03 PM
Thanks Lee for your reply
1/14/2000 8:25 PM

I tried one out for a couple weeks and thought it was pretty nice. In fact if I didn't already have a truck load of stompboxes I probably would've kept it.  
Pretty well thought out design to... lots of tonal possibilities and switching.  
Does the tubescreamer thing real well and the H side is pretty flexible... I really like the sweepable tone control.  
On the down side, I thought it had a little more noise and hiss then the OD-3 and DS-1 that I'm currently using but not that bad.  
Something else to consider is the price... Mars was selling these for $109 here in Dallas which is an incredible bargain for a new pedal when you see what reissue TS-9's are retailing for.  
just my .02 and 1/2 :-)  
1/17/2000 10:46 AM
Thanks for the reply. I'm definitaly going to try out one of these things. Problem is that they're a little hard to come by here in the UK!
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