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Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal  

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The Visual Sound V2JH is two separate overdrive effects in one pedal, each with separate controls, and each with its own personality. They can be used separately or blended together. Jekyll accurately... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Visual Sound V2JH is two separate overdrive effects in one pedal, each with separate controls, and each with its own personality. They can be used separately or blended together. Jekyll accurately reproduces the sound of the original TS808 Tube Screamer, providing depth and smooth sustain. The Hyde part is a heavier extremely versatile overdrive with more bottom. Use the Jekyll & Hyde pedal's EQ to scoop out the midrange for a wide range of tones and a Sharp/Blunt switch to go from compressed to very bright. The sonic possibilities are endless.

The V2 Jekyll & Hyde pedal features redesigned noise reduction and improved mid control on the Hyde channel, plus additional low-drive range on the Jekyll channel. Besides that and the sweet new V2 housing, the V2JH stompbox delivers the same great overdrive and distortion tones that the Jekyll & Hyde pedal is famous for.I

From its first appearance in 1997, the Jekyll & Hyde was the first stompbox to combine two separate effects in one pedal. Now ten years later the V2 Series gives you the same great tone guitarists have come to love, plus an added noise reduction system, creating the ultimate guitar dream!

Each channel of the newly designed Jekyll & Hyde has separate controls, giving you the ability to use them singly, or together. The Jekyll Overdrive channel delivers more output volume than the original TS-808--far surpassing its predecessor. The Hyde side is more than just a turbo version of Jekyll. With heavier distortion and more bottom end, this crazy distortion pedal is extremely versatile!

From Visual Sounds V2 Series, the V2JH Jekyll & Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Multi Effects Pedal features a diecast aluminum housing, ultra-reliable 10 million cycle switching, easy battery access and circuit protection from AC adapters.

Features
  • 2 separate overdrives
  • Separate controls
  • Redesigned noise reduction
  • Authentic TS808 sound on Jekyll channel
  • Jekyll Overdrive Channel controls:
  • Drive level
  • Tone level
  • Volume level
  • Bass boost on/off switch
  • Hyde Distortion Channel controls:
  • Drive level
  • Treble level
  • Mid level
  • Volume level
  • Sharp/Blunt switch
  • Use effect channels separately or together
  • Diecast aluminum housing
  • 10 million cycle switching
  • Easy battery access
Specifications
    • Dimensions: 5" x 6" (126 x 153mm)
    • Current Draw: 22-30mA
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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Visual SoundV2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Crazy Good!!!

This pedal is awesome!!! I bought this pedal through a recomedation of a friend, and I do not regret getting it. It is by far the best overdrive and distortion pedal I...Read complete review

This pedal is awesome!!! I bought this pedal through a recomedation of a friend, and I do not regret getting it. It is by far the best overdrive and distortion pedal I have owned. The noise reduction circut on the distorition side of the pedal is great. With regular distorition pedals you get a bad hum when you turn it on, but with this pedal it does not make a sound until you hit the strings. I have recomended it to alot of musicians and they have all been satisfied.

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Captain Crunch!

I test drove this pedal at Guitar Center and ended up taking it with me knowing I had 30 days to return it. And that's exactly what I plan on doing. Not that it's...Read complete review

I test drove this pedal at Guitar Center and ended up taking it with me knowing I had 30 days to return it. And that's exactly what I plan on doing. Not that it's a bad pedal but it has just too much crunch for me. I thought I wanted something that could give me a little extra distortion than just the normal over-driven sound but the distortion is too much like a buzz saw. Good pedal for a heavier style of playing though. Also, as far as I can tell, this pedal does not have true bypass switching.

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(31 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crazy Good!!!

By Ricardo Aviles

from Florida

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

This pedal is awesome!!! I bought this pedal through a recomedation of a friend, and I do not regret getting it. It is by far the best overdrive and distortion pedal I have owned. The noise reduction circut on the distorition side of the pedal is great. With regular distorition pedals you get a bad hum when you turn it on, but with this pedal it does not make a sound until you hit the strings. I have recomended it to alot of musicians and they have all been satisfied.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatility at its best!

By Jesse

from Greer, SC

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

This pedal does it all. If you need a light overdrive, its got it. If you need screaming distortion, this is your pedal. The combination of the two gives you the boost that usually takes multiple pedals to acquire. This pedal was back ordered, and I can see why. I highly reccommend it to any guitar player.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Need some distortion?? look no further

By gtrfreak

from madison WI

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

This really IS the ultimate distortion/over drive box. The distortion side can give you a crunchy sound or a pretty good hard rock sound. The overdrive gives you just the extra boost you need. I just bought this stombox and i already love it. I gave it 4 stars because i do get some feedback with it but i can just eq that out.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than I bargained for!

By Andy

from Michigan

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

Got one of these pedals a while back, and I have been nothing but pleased with it. I bought it more for the distortion channel, after hearing someone play a J&H live. The distortion works great, lots of gain with extreme clarity, but what really surprised me was the overdrive channel. One day I was just messing around and turned the tone all the way up, and suddenly I was milking serious SRV tone, just out of one of my practice amps! I had heard that the channel was modeled after the old tubescreamers, apparantly they got it right and then some! The only gripe I have is the bottom end gets a little too loud when running both channels together, but only if you're not careful. Highly recommended.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Two Distortions, One True Sound

By Chris H.

from Oregon

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

I saw one of my friends using this, and it sounded amazing. I don't like spending a lot of money on pedals so I took a chance in getting this. Wow, the overdrive channel on this is a great replica of the TS-808 and I use it for leads and it is very good for rhythm. This pedal's true sound comes when you stick both channels on. I'm a tone freak you could say, and this pedal definately has the best tone. I can't describe it's sound in a review, but what I can say is that you simply will not regret the sound. I've been using it for about a year now, and I don't plan on getting another distortion pedal any time soon. Side note: You can get a SRV sound when you stick both channels on as well.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounds and Value

By Young Gun

from Laredo, TX

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

This pedal is great. The overdrive side is full and rich and also acts as a great preamp when the drive is turned all the way down and the bass boost switch is on. The distortion is versatile and is not just a "turbo" version of the OD side. Because the bass knob is actually inside the pedal it is a little annoying to have to open up the pedal just to get to the bass knob, but it still sounds AMAZING! Both channels combined are really great for solos and huge tone. Overall: Amazing sounds for a great price.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Built like a TANK

By nick

from north palm beach

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

I am a active musician/songwriter, and I am using a peavey classic tube amp with an esp 1000 deluxe with this great pedal. The distortion has a tone range from a light soft rock to a punch in the face metallica. The overdrive also works great. It has that perfect boost for solos, and i don't need to buy an ibanez tube screamer because of the overdrive, so it saved me a good amount of money also. oh its built like a TANK!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ITS AWESOME

By Billy

from Louisiana

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

This thing is great...I have no regrets buying it at all, i love playing my guitar with this pedal, its the perfect thing for me. there is only one small setback though...which is easily fixed...its just that it runs through the batteries very fast, but all u have to do is buy the wall charger for it and your set!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a definite keeper

By Andrew Haydon

from Carlsbad, CA

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

WOW! so im a tone freak, and i cant stand bad tone. I wanted a pedal that was good for soloing and rhythm, but that could also play all types of music. Before this pedal i had a MT-2 metal zone pedal by boss and let me tell you, this pedal is WAYYYY better than my metal zone. the only problems i have is there is a tad too much bass, but you can easily adjust that. Anyways BUY THIS PEDAL! you definitley wont regret it. This, my crybaby, and my ibanez are are all i need for the rest of my life now, the Jekyll and Hyde is a definite keeper. 5+/5

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty sweet pedal

By Mr. Crazy man

from Georgetown, Kentucky

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

This pedal is excellent, but some may not like it. I will start with the good points: -Well built -Quality Componets -Very Versatile -Sounds good with Sc's and Hb's -Several internal controls to tailor your sound -Very clean sounding distortion and overdrive The bad: -I thought it was a little bassy, but I turned a trim pot on the inside of the pedal and it fixed it up. -Out of the box, it hums a little more than I would like, but there is an internal noisegate you can adjust to stop it. -The "bass" EQ control is on the inside, and you must open the pedal with a screw driver. Easy to get to once it is open. My thoughts: The pedal is excellent, well worth the money. I would suggest this pedal for the more experienced player, because you must be able to EQ a pedal. It is built better than a Boss pedal, and the stomp switches are so much better than the DPDT switches found on Crybabys. You don't get the "pop" and they are rated for 1,000,000 stomps. I will definitely buy more Visual Sound products. Here is the rig I tested it with: Kramer Strat or Stock Epiphone G400 -->Crybaby Original-->Digitech Bad Monkey-->Jekyll and Hyde-->Digitech RP90-->Boss DD-20--> Line Six 15watt digital amp

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!

By Brad

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

if you are looking for a split distortion pedal, this is by far the best pick for you.... it has a light, bluesy distortion sound and a heavier sound for the real rockers. And you can also combine the two to get the best sound out of it. and the bass booster switch makes this pedal sound the way it sounds....i highly recommend it

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great sound, not so great quality

By rtp7676

from NJ

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

I purchased this pedal about a year ago and was very impressed with the many different tones you can get out of this pedal for just about any form of rock you would want to play. its also great for experimenting with blending the channels together. My only complaint about the pedal is the electronic quality. after i had mine for about a month the switches ( both the sharp/blunt and the bass boost/off) began getting screwy and would either not work, or at one point, i even had them switch functions on me. this has occured on and off since then, and now even the pedal buttons sometimes dont work. the pedal never leaves my room so i dont think its overworked. Other than that though i am very impressed with the tone of the pedal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Consistency is the name of the game.

By Doug Carpenter

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

I've been gigging with this pedal for the last 2 years and have been nothing but happy with the range of tones I can achieve. I run from various Schecter guitars into a couple effects, through the overdrive of the J&H, and into the dirty channel on my Valveking overtop a mesa cab. I use top quality gear because you have to be comfortable onstage and this pedal delivers. It has been the constant in my rig. Still looks and sounds like the day I bought it. Don't be afraid about the lack of a true bypass. This pedal's buffer really cleans up any noise in my signal chain. BUY IT!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Captain Crunch!

By Justin Pesce

from Port St. Lucie, FL

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

I test drove this pedal at Guitar Center and ended up taking it with me knowing I had 30 days to return it. And that's exactly what I plan on doing. Not that it's a bad pedal but it has just too much crunch for me. I thought I wanted something that could give me a little extra distortion than just the normal over-driven sound but the distortion is too much like a buzz saw. Good pedal for a heavier style of playing though. Also, as far as I can tell, this pedal does not have true bypass switching.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

JUST A HEADS UP!!

By Kevin Hall

from Louisville, MS

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

I played this pedal and fell in love with it. I bought it at GC and the service and people were great!! This pedal is an awesome overdrive pedal and adds alot to my rig! I owned it not even a month played 4 times live with it and then it just went out! The overdrive side of it went out!! It stayed in my SKB pedal board the whole time!! So if you do buy this get the warranty no questions.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice preservation of tone

By Nooooj!

from Roanoke, VA

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

I was using a Marshall Jackhammer, quite limiting. This is a definite improvement. The built in Noise gate is great with a single coil set up. Seems quite durable, solid feel to the build.

 
5.0

The Best Pedal, Period

By Thomas Nelson

from Newport News, VA

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

This pedal is great! SUPER versatile. You can get tones from a light overdrive for country or indie, all the way to black metal-worthy distortion. It is absolutely necessary no matter what type of music you play. You CAN NOT find a better distortion or overdrive for the price (or for a higher price, for that matter). The casing, switches, and knobs are super durable. There is nothing I would change about this pedal at all. It is perfect.

 
5.0

Joyful fuzz.

By Calen Mulenburg

from Minnesota

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

This pedal is perfect. I picked it up because my amps dirty channel wasn't cutting it for me any more. I absolutely love it. The distortion is nice and fuzzy, which suits me very well. I play a lot of different punk and grunge, and a lot of experimental noise rock stuff. This pedal works great for me, and it can definitely be used for plenty more. I don't use the overdrive option all that much, but it's got a nice feel to it when you need something extra. This is a great pedal that can be used for any genre you play, and I'd recommend it.

 
5.0

BEAST

By Jesus Espinoza

from Calexico, CA

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

after trying many pedals, hands down this one is a beast. the overdrive is sooooo nice and the distortion is that extra kick you need. very very versatile and built like a tank. quit reading and try it out or just buy it! wont be dissappointed.

 
5.0

Amazing pedal, love it!!!

By NICOLAS APARICIO

from Bogota

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2JH Jekyll and Hyde Overdrive and Distortion Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

I was a little bit worried about the real sound of this pedal, I mean, worried about the sound changing a lot from youtube to the real deal, but I was amazed by how versatile it is. I spend all day playing lots of different stuff like audioslave, metallica, joe satriani, guthrie govan, red hot chili peppers, pink floyd and even dream theater and it fits everything. Amazing price, amazing sound, amazing look, don't hesitate when buying it. By the way, I will use it in metal, having the distortion in main guitars and applying overdrive to solos which gives a nice round sound and can even boost it without using a compressor or booster.

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