JHS are known for being obsessive about sound, and as persistent tone-chasers they update their pedal designs to be the best that they can! The Double Barrel V4 is the result of this ethos, and JHS have given it some big updates keep things fresh.
The Double Barrel Overdrive integrates two overdrive circuits from JHS’s range in a single pedal. Whereas other 2-in-1 JHS pedals such as the Sweet Tea use hotter, higher gain overdrive circuits, the Double Barrel is focused on delivering low-to-mid gain tones that would satisfy players more into classic rock or blues.
On one side you have the new updated Moonshine V2 overdrive circuit. Capable of delivering that iconic TS-tone with more grit and saturation, the V2 circuit has an added “Clean” control that lets you blend your unaffected signal with the dirt from the pedal. This means that you can get some amazing Southern blues tones that even Stevie Ray Vaughan would be proud of!
On the other side, you have the circuit from the best-selling Morning Glory V4. With a more transparent tone similar to that legendary pedal adorned with a certain mythical beast, the Morning Glory adds a layer of light crunch that gives more life to chords and sustain to lead lines.
This side of the pedal also has an additional input for JHS’ Red Remote. Just plug this little footswitch into the “Remote Gain” input with any normal patch cable, and you can use it to switch the Gain mode/toggle with your feet. With all of these tonal options at your feet, save space on your pedalboard and get all of your dirt from the Double Barrel V4!
This is JHS Pedals' "Everything low-to-medium gain" pedal and it just got better!
The Double Barrel V4 is for the player who needs a versatile but transparent overdrive at medium and light gain levels. You won’t find face melting distortion here, but you will find overdrive with the character and stacking abilities to cover almost any tonal need.
The right side is the brand new Moonshine V2 which is a highly unique and massively tweaked version of the most famous overdrive ever created housed in a little green enclosure. The Moonshine V2 has the classic mid-heavy tones that you’d expect but with more gain, volume, and tones available than you ever thought possible. The Moonshine V2 has the same core tone as the Version 1 but we have added a new “Clean” knob that allows you to blend in the perfect amount of clean signal with your overdrive signal.
The left side of the Double Barrel is JHS Pedals' best-selling Morning Glory V4 overdrive. Transparent and open tones are what lurk inside this circuit as well as the new hi-gain toggle with Red Remote capability. Just plug in the JHS Pedals Red Remote into the “Remote Gain” jack with a standard patch cable and you can switch the “Gain” toggle on the fly for even more tonal options. You now have five on-the-fly overdrive options to choose from in the Double Barrel V4!
When these two circuits are stacked, something magic happens. Tones that are original and fresh come with ease, as well as added flexibility, due to the “order switching” toggle that lets you decide what pedal comes first in the signal chain.
We are convinced that this is one of the greatest 2-in-1 pedals ever made... seriously. If you're having problems getting the tones you want, just grab the Double Barrel V4 and you’ll find out how easy it is to hit the target!
This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes less than 100mA, and measures 4.7”x3.7"x1.6".