We announced it last week, JHS Pedals was expected at Summer NAMM 2014 with its new Emperor effect pedal. And they were indeed.
The Emperor is a dual chorus and pitch vibrato analog effect. It is inspired by the vintage Arion SCH-1 chorus to which JHS added a 3207 chip for Bucket Brigade types of sounds.
The Emperor features volume, tone, speed and depth knobs as well as a tap tempo that works in conjunction with the speed control. Two mini-switches allow for choosing the effect (either chorus or vibrato, but not both together) and between three different waveforms for each effects, which makes 6 waves in total. JHS Pedals adds that you can generate on this pedal the Boss VB-2, CE-1, CE-2, SCH-1 sounds and even simulate a Leslie speaker effect.
The Emperor features three 1/4” connectors: instrument input, output (to amp or effect, also accepts a TRS splitter for stereo operation with two amps) and a Tap/Expression input for external controller. An internal switch allows for choosing the operation mode for this input (Tap or Expression).
Last, the pedal offers a true or buffered bypass with an internal dip-switch. The Emperor is 9V-powered.
No information regarding the availability and price has been communicated yet. You’ll find more info at www.jhspedals.com.