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[NAMM] The JHS Emperor was in Nashville

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