JHS 3 Series Screamer Distortion/Overdrive Pedal
A powerful re-imagining of JHS Pedals’ “strong mod” overdrive modificaiton, the new 3 Series Screamer packs defined and dirty overdrive into an intuitive stompbox that’s super affordable. The 3 Series Screamer pairs classic overdrive circuitry with gain improvements and a 2-way clipping toggle (symmetrical and asymmetrical) that lets you dial in a 3-knob-style tone that works with your rig. Guitarists can skip the exorbitant vintage market prices with this 3 Series pedal and dive straight into lifted overdrive tones without the sticker shock
Built for versatility
The 3 Series Screamer features a raised noise floor for more volume, headroom, and versatility than the coveted vintage green overdrive pedals. Its emphasized mid frequencies and attenuated bass produce a distinct lifted overdrive tone that takes amps to the edge of breakup. It’s perfect for flavoring clean tones, saturating lead lines, or giving extra-dirty tone more focus and definition. Plus, the 3 Series Screamer also works great as a colored boost for parts that need to sparkle and cut through a mix! For extra customization, the pedal’s 2-way toggle switch allows picking different clipping modes: symmetrical for classic overdrive grit with more focus and sustain, or asymmetrical “strong mod” clipping for a wider overdrive that’s rough and loose around the edges.
JHS Pedals: yesterday’s students of today’s tone
By making himself an apprentice connoisseur of famous pedals, Josh Scott now produces modern tone tools for discerning players everywhere, all the while growing JHS into an undisputed titan of contemporary pedals. For years, Josh has pursued a low-key obsession with vintage green overdrives. The original JHS “strong mod” came from countless tinkering sessions and lots of research — these sessions led to multiple improvements, specifically extra grit and gain that still cling tightly to the defined midrange and cut of classic pedals. A culmination of relentless research, the 3 Series Screamer feels timeless and inspiring, with a balanced yet fierce sound that deserves a spot on your pedalboard.
JHS 3 Series Screamer Features:
- Classic over-driven tones with more gain range and a modern design
- Classic and intuitive 3-knob layout
- Toggle switch with 2 modes: classic symmetrical clipping or “strong mod” asymmetrical clipping
- Emphasized amp headroom for organic tonal depth and dynamic frequency response
- Seasons clean tones with saturated breakup or subtle drive and can tighten up high-gain tones with extra midrange definition
- More boost functionality than old-school versions
- Made in the USA in Kansas City, Mo.