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JHS Paul Gilbert PG-14 tube style drive pedal announced

JHS Paul Gilbert PG-14 tube style drive pedal announced  ·  Source: JHS

JHS Paul Gilbert PG-14 tube style drive pedal

JHS Paul Gilbert PG-14 tube style drive pedal  ·  Source: JHS

JHS has officially announced the highly anticipated Paul Gilbert PG-14 tube-like FET overdrive pedal.  With a unique take on the mids, this could be the ultimate amp-like overdrive pedal.

FET overdrive

Tailored to Paul Gilbert’s specifications, this new JHS overdrive/distortion pedal was deigned to be the “ultimate dirt channel to your amplifier” according to the JHS site.

With the PG-14 you are getting an FET-based circuit which aims to capture the sound and response that you would associate with a cranked tube amp, without having to deafen yourself in the process. Making this into a pedal is what every guitarist is searching for, so with Josh Scott and Paul Gilbert involved in the process, we are in with a fighting chance of attaining this holy grail tone.

JHS Pedals Paul Gilbert signature distortion PG-14 pedal

JHS Pedals Paul Gilbert signature distortion PG-14 pedal

Clean Mid TC Electronics Mojomojo Overdrive

What really gives this pedal its unique tone is the active mid-frequency preamp, located at the front of the FET distortion circuit. This provides you with a wide sweep of tones, which is something that we can all benefit from with a good overdrive pedal.

The two videos below give some great insights into the design and overall overview of the pedal. You can see what Paul Gilbert was after and how Josh Scott achieved the PG-14 pedal for him. A good watch and you cannot help but enjoy Mr Gilbert’s enthusiasm for music and his guitar tone.

Extra Mojo?

I also liked that at the end of the video Josh name checks the TC Electronics MojoMojo Overdrive * pedal as the perfect companion for the PG-14 and as a pedal that Paul Gilbert also uses extensively to get his drive tones.

RRP – USD 199

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by Jef