It's a new era for ROSS pedals. ROSS x JHS Pedals spent countless hours of painstaking research and design, to bring the story, legacy and sound that made the original ROSS brand a timeless staple. No matter what kind of player your are, you will find something to like in this series. The 5 original circuits have been resurrected faithfully, which includes: Compressor, Chorus, Distortion, Phaser and one that has not seen the light of day before... FUZZ!
Each pedal is manufactured in a classic ROSS enclosure style at the JHS Pedals facility in Kansas City, MO, using the same quality standards you’ve come to expect. While we all love vintage, this series has been brought up to date in a few notable areas. ROSS pedals now offer soft touch bypass, lower noise and a mode switch with two settings for added versatility. Check out each pedal below!
From JHS: "The ROSS Compressor is an OTA-based, vintage style compressor. This is a faithful reproduction of the coveted “Era 2” Gray Box ROSS Compressor circuit. Possibly the most legendary and hyped compressor of its kind, we are excited to bring this design into a new era.
“Level” controls the volume (right is louder, left is quieter). “Sustain” controls the amount of compression/sustain (right is more compressed/sustained, left is less compressed/sustained). When activated, the side push switch toggles between two modes: Standard and Bright. The Bright mode helps your guitar cut through the mix when you need a little extra clarity for darker pickups or amplifiers."
From JHS: "The ROSS Chorus is a bucket-brigade true-analog chorus which utilizes the V3207 BBD chipset. While this pedal excels at the vintage bucket-brigade chorus and vibrato tones you’ve heard for decades, these straightforward controls can also create a wide range of textures and are versatile enough for any style of music.
Rate” controls the speed of the LFO (left is slower, right is faster). “Depth” controls the depth or perceived mix of the chorus effect (left is less, right is more). The side switch toggles between two modes: Classic Chorus and Pitch Vibrato (reminiscent of effect pedals like the BOSS VB-2)."
From JHS: "The ROSS Distortion is an op-amp hard clipper built around the classic 1970s topology seen in pedals like the MXR Distortion Plus, the DOD 250, the Proco RAT and the BOSS DS-1. While this pedal can be used in almost any situation, it excels at creating natural tube-like overdrive distortion and pushing your amplifier into natural breakup.
“Level” controls the volume (right is louder, left is quieter). “Distort” controls the amount of hard-clipping distortion (right is more distorted, left is less distorted). The side push switch allows the player to toggle between two different versions of the circuit produced during its fifteen year history: Germanium mode ( “Era 2” version) and Silicon mode ( “Era 3” version)."
From JHS: "The ROSS Phaser is a versatile and easy to use OTA-based phaser and is a faithful reproduction of the original ROSS circuit. This pedal excels at vintage phase tones: fast, slow and everything in between. If you need phasing that can sit perfectly in the mix, inspire a new riff or flawlessly replicate the past, this pedal is for you.
“Rate” adjusts the speed of the LFO (left is slower, right is faster). “Recycle” controls the amount of feedback from the phaser output stage to the input stage, emphasizing frequencies or resonance (left is less intense, right is more intense). The side push switch toggles between two modes: classic Analog Phaser and Univibe (simulating the late sixties Shin-Ei circuit)."
From JHS: "The ROSS Fuzz is a pedal that never existed in the previous ROSS history, but its circuit was pulled from the Kustom amplifiers also made by Bud Ross during his Kustom Electronics era. John Fogerty used the Kustom amp’s distortion for hit songs like “Run Through the Jungle” and “Fortunate Son”, and other artists like the Grateful Dead, Leon Russell, Johnny Cash, The Jackson Five, Carl Perkins, the Carpenters and Charley Pride depended on these amps for many of their signature sounds. This pedal is a tribute to that transistorized Kustom distortion effect. It’s a fairly unorthodox fuzz, not associated with classic topologies like the Fuzz Face, Tone Bender or Big Muff. It highlights a hidden moment in distortion history, allowing you to place a vintage tone in your modern rig.
“Level” controls the volume (right is louder, left is quieter). “Fuzz” controls the amount of fuzz/distortion in the circuit (left is less, right is more). The side push switch toggles between two modes: Standard and More (More adds bass/gain and results in a more full, heavy fuzz/distortion tone)."
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