JHS Pedals The Bonsai

Effects Pedal

  • Overdrive
  • 9 Tube Screamer Overdrive modes
  • 5 Classic TS circuits and 2 popular mods
  • Analog operation
  • True bypass
  • Volume, sustain and tone controls
  • 9-Way rotary control for selecting between Tube Screamer modes (OD-1 / TS-808 / TS-9 / MSL (Power or L Series) / TS-10 / Exar OD-1 / TS-7 / Keeley Mod Plus / JHS Strong Mod)
  • Bypass footswitch
  • Status LED
  • Metal housing
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input / output
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm coaxial power connector, negative polarity (-) inside - not included)
  • Power consumption less than 100 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 121 x 56 x 41 mm
  • Weight: 260 g
  • Made in the USA

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty to extend the warranty to 4 years.

Note: Register your purchase at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty for an extended warranty of 4 years.
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  • Fuzzline Setting XR Off/On
  • Hazey Setting 808 Off/On
  • Indie Setting God1 Off/On
  • Metal Setting Keeley Off/On
  • Rock2 Setting TS9 Off/On
  • Rock Setting JHS Off/On
  • Stoner Setting TS7 Off/On

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Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Guitariste59, 17.08.2020
THE BEST PEDAL I’VE EVER OWNED.
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Best Tubescreamer style
G.J.V, 30.01.2021
Best Tubescreamer style pedal out there. Lots of different variations, making it a very versatile pedal. Sounds and build quality are top notch!
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Insane versatility
prpp, 06.11.2019
As a beginner i don't see the reason to buy anything else. A very good pedal if you can afford it. It allows you to explore the history of the tubescreamers and choose what you like best.
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Der Sound ist nicht so variabel wie erhofft
SidK, 18.07.2018
Vorweg:
Alles ist hier rein subjektiv und meine persönliche Erfahrung nach drei Testtagen an zwei Amps (Fender Bassbreaker 15, Orange Rocker 15, alles mit Cordial-Klinkeln-Kabeln) mit zwei Gitarren (Fender Deluxe Strat SBT sowie Ibanez Prestige S5570Q-RBB).
Andere mögen dies für sich selbst anders betrachten.

Die Idee, viele "Tube-Screamer"-Modifikationen in einem Pedal zu haben, hat mir so sehr gefallen, dass ich es ausprobieren musste.
Leider sind die durchgeführten "Variationen" sich aber so ähnlich, dass die meisten nur in gehauchten Nuancen zu unterscheiden sind (bei Low-, Mid- und Highgain).
Unterscheidbar sind OD-1, XR, Keelay und die JHS Strong Mod, wenn auch letzteres hauptsächlich durch den "geboosteten" Sound.
Der Rest ist in einem Blindtest von mir an dem von mir gekauften Pedal kaum bis gar nicht zu unterscheiden gewesen.
Man kann dem zu Gute halten, dass man sich bewußt sein muss, dass alle Mods eh immer nur das selbe im Overdrive-Bereich versuchen zu erreichen. Nur dann macht es keinen Sinn so viele Mods einzubauen. Lieber weniger und dafür besser hätte mir hier gefallen.

Sehr problematisch ist auch das deutliche Eigenrauschen, was mit abnehmenden Gain naturgemäß weniger wird.
Ich habe jedoch noch kein Overdrive Pedal jemals genutzt, welches so viel rauscht.
Das trübt die ansonsten wirklich gute Verarbeitung entsprechend ein.

Der Sound des Pedals an sich, ist nicht schlecht.
Jedoch erhält man für 259 EUR auch durchaus viele Pedals, die einen besseren Sound liefern.

Mein persönliches Fazit:
Ich bin noch am überlegen, ob ich das Pedal zurückgehen lasse.
Der Sound an sich ist nicht schlecht, jedoch hatte ich mir mehr erhofft und wurde insbesondere im Punkt Vielfältigkeit enttäuscht.
Daher geht meine Überlegung stark in die Richtung mir lieber ein Pedal mit einem Sound zu holen, der mich richtig überzeugt.
Bei einem Preis von 80 bis 120 EUR könnte man das Pedal empfehlen.
Für 259 EUR fällt es mir sehr schwer daran festzuhalten.
So hat JHS ein schöne Idee aus meiner Sicht nicht gut genug umgesetzt.
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