The JHS Charlie Brown V4 channel drive pedal imbues your amp with the sound, feel, and the very soul of the legendary Marshall JTM45. With the Charlie Brown, it's child's play to coax tones out of your guitar amplifier that will make single-coils sing and humbuckers scream. When JHS designed the Charlie Brown, they went to great pains to replicate a full Marshall-style tone stack as closely as possible in an enclosure a fraction of the size. When cranked in either direction, the Charlie Brown's tone controls act as cuts or boosts and at 12 o'clock, they're flat. When we ran the JHS Charlie Brown V4 channel drive pedal through its paces, we were able to conjure up warm cleans, natural bite, thick crunch, and high-gain overdrive.
Classic Rock In A Box
If you’ve ever heard an original Marshall JTM45 than you know why it’s the voice of classic rock & roll. The classic JTM45’s are loaded with warm, rich character that makes a Stratocaster sing and a Les Paul scream. Our Charlie Brown is voiced to transform any good amp into a living, breathing replica of the tone that built an era. The Charlie Brown V4 builds on the popularity of the V3 by keeping the same heart and soul while giving more flexibility and options.
Controls to Rock
Let's take a look at the controls. Looking at the pedal you see Volume, Drive, Bass, Mids, and Treble. The Volume control acts as a master volume would on your amplifier. Turn this control up and you are louder, turn it down and you are quieter. The Drive knob controls the amount of dirt or overdrive in the path. All the way up is the most available dirt, all the way down is the cleanest setting. With the gain below 50%, it is a low gain grit overdrive that even Hendrix would be proud to turn on. When you get into the upper half of the gain control, you will find a new world of natural, crunchy bite that stands alone in our line of overdrives. Max it out and you will be in high gain overdrive heaven. New to the V4 are the Bass, Mids, and Treble controls. To faithfully replicate a vintage Marshall, we felt it was time to incorporate a full Marshall style tone stack. All three of these controls act as a cut and boost, while at noon they are relatively flat. The right 1/4" jack is the input, and the left is the output.
Your Search Ends Here
If you are looking for classic rock overdrive that feels, sounds, tastes, and smells like the real thing... Look no further. This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes less than 100mA, and measures 2.2"x4.3"x1.5".
Overdrive and distortion pedal for guitar, based on Marshall JTM45 amplifiers
Easy to match with any guitar/amp combination, thanks to tone and presence controls
Bass, Mids, and Treble controls replicate a full Marshall-style tone stack
Lower gain settings give you the smooth, mild breakup of a good tube amplifier
Higher gain settings take you from biting overdrive to full-on distortion
Ideal for classic rock and blues and flexible enough for most styles
Why We Love JHS Pedals
JHS Pedals is the result of Josh Scott’s desire to build quality hand made effects that stand out in an over-saturated market. Started in early 2007 by way of an accidental DIY repair, JHS has evolved into a world recognized boutique effects pedal company. They make some of our favorite overdrive, fuzz, and wet effects on the market and all are made in Kansas City, MS, USA! Look for JHS Pedals at Lucci Music, online and in store located in Colorado Springs, CO. If you want a high quality pedal that is original and innovative, then look no further.