January 5, 2020 | Posted in:pedals
JHS Pedals Bonsai 9-way Screamer Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal. JHS PEDALS BONSAI 9-WAY SCREAMER OVERDRIVE GUITAR EFFECTS PEDAL. In the late 1970’s the overdrive pedal was arguably perfected when Japanese engineers designed the sound that we now know as the heart and soul of so many of our favorite artists, recordings and sounds. Players ranging from The Edge, Trey Anastasio, Buddy Guy, Kirk Hammett, John Mayer, SRV, Carlos Santana and thousands more from every possible genre have utilized and depended on this classic iconic green box. If a single effect pedal was chosen to board a Voyager 3 mission and be solely responsible for showing the universe the sound of overdrive, it would undoubtably be Tube Screamer. The Bonsai is our tribute to one of the greatest pedals ever created. Following in the steps of our Muffuletta (released 2015), the Bonsai utilizes a simple rotary knob to switch through nine classic, vintage, rare, or hard to find variations of the Screamer. Creating the Bonsai became an archeological dig of sorts that sent us deep into the history of this circuit by examining dozens of versions, variations and replications. At the end of it all, Josh chose nine of his personal and favorite units and we painstakingly replicated every nuance and aspect of each pedal. One of the most challenging parts of this project was accounting for component drift as many of these pedals were decades old and the internal components had strayed from their original values. Each pedal was individually replicated using our Audio Precision analyzer and various other methods that allowed us to perfectly replicate every aspect of the sound and feel of the unit. It’s important to know that the Bonsai is not a “box of mods, ” it is exact replications of these nine units all housed in one box! The Bonsai is exact replication, not emulation. When you choose a mode on the Bonsai rotary, you are actually activating components specific to each mode and playing the unit that Josh chose along with all the quirks, drift, vintage mojo, and individuality that a vintage pedal has. Lets take a look at the 9 modes of the Bonsai based on the 9 pedals we have chosen.. OD-1 – 1977 An overall brighter and slightly higher gain mode that does not utilize the Tone knob. This mode also inverts signal just like the original and has symmetrical clipping. The OD-1 is magical at boosting other drives or amps into singing saturation. TS-808 – 1979 The classic low gain with that signature pronounced mid range. TS-9 – 1982 Nearly identical to the TS-808 but with a slightly more pushed low-mid range. MSL, Power or L Series – 1985 Though metal is in the name, this sound doesnt quite inspire the modern metal djent we think of. Still it has a higher gain sound with a more low end and an overall more gooey feel. TS-10 – 1986 Made famous by John Mayer, this model is a slight upgrade from the TS9 for the late 80s. Bluesy, crisp, more low end roll off and low gain. Exar OD-1 1989 The EXAR is a Polish made TS-style pedal that has a slightly different drive character with a little more gain than the classic screamers as well as a slightly more transparent feel. TS-7 (+mode) – 1999 The hot mode on this version gives you the highest gain sound in the Bonsai. More low end and dirt fill out the tone to have you shredding away. Keeley Mod Plus – 2002 Robert Keeleys classic mod tightens up the tone on the original giving you smoother mid range and high frequencies, and increased bass response. JHS Strong Mod – 2008 Our own mod weve been doing since 2008 is much cleaner and overall more powerful. The mode has more pronounced higher nd low end drop offs. With the JHS Pedals Bonsai you can get the classic sounds of nine Tubescreamers in one pedal. Let the Bonsai help you find your overdrive zen. This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes less than 100mA, and measures 2.2″x4.8″x1.6. Our products are backed by our 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. New Gear: If youre not satisfied, neither are we. Additionally, the following items are returnable only if defective OR unopened – strings, reeds, tubes, earbuds, earplugs, recorders, tin whistles, flutophones, “world” wind instruments, harmonicas, drumheads, drumsticks, sheet music, cleaners, polishes and polishing cloths. International Buyers Please Note. RESPOND WITHIN 24 HOURS. The item “JHS Pedals Bonsai 9-way Screamer Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal” is in sale since Thursday, January 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Effects Pedals\Other Guitar Effects Pedals”. The seller is “stringsforless_au” and is located in Williamstown VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: JHS
- MPN: JHS-BONSAI
- Manufacturer Part Number: JHS-BONSAI