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JHS The Bonsai 9-Way Screamer Overdrive Pedal

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Ever since the 1970's a small, green Japanese overdrive pedal has been a major part of almost every pedalboard. From blues rock guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Mayer using it as their main drive against their amplifier to massive metal artists like Kirk Hammett using it to push an already hot amp into massive sustain, everyone needs a screamer on their board. But what one?

Over the last 40 years there have been hundreds of models from different brands, some more original than others. But with so much choice it can be really hard to find the one that is right for your rig. That is no longer a problem thanks to the JHS Bonsai. A 9-way TS style pedal that has perfect replications of 9 different screamer pedals in one. 

9 Screamers In One

While particular models like the 9 and 808 are considered the originals and the most popular TS pedals there are loads of modded variations of these pedals that may suit your sound better than you can imagine. So here is a quick breakdown of the 9 different replications that are in the Bonsai. 

OD-1 - 1977
An overall brighter and slightly higher gain mode that does not utilise the Tone knob. This mode also inverts signal just like the original and has symmetrical clipping. The OD-1 is magical at boosting other drives or amps into singing saturation.

TS-808 - 1979
The classic low gain with that signature pronounced mid range.

TS-9 - 1982
Nearly identical to the TS-808 but with a slightly more pushed low-mid range.

MSL, Power or L Series - 1985
Though metal is in the name, this sound doesn't quite inspire the modern metal djent we think of.  Still it has a higher gain sound with a more low end and an overall more gooey feel.

TS-10 - 1986
Made famous by John Mayer, this model is a slight upgrade from the TS9 for the late '80s. Bluesy, crisp, more low end roll off and low gain.

Exar OD-1 1989
The EXAR is a Polish made TS-style pedal that has a slightly different drive character with a little more gain than the classic screamers as well as a slightly more transparent feel.

TS-7 (+mode) - 1999
The hot mode on this version gives you the highest gain sound in the Bonsai. More low end and dirt fill out the tone to have you shredding away.

Keeley Mod Plus - 2002
Robert Keeley's classic mod tightens up the tone on the original giving you smoother mid range and high frequencies, and increased bass response.

JHS Strong Mod - 2008
Our own mod we've been doing since 2008 is much cleaner and overall more powerful. The mode has more pronounced higher end and low end drop offs.

The words Ibanez, Boss, Roland, Tubescreamer, TS9, 808, Exar, and Keeley, Audio Precision may be registered trademarks.  The JHS Pedals Bonsai is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Ibanez, Boss, Roland, Tubescreamer, TS9, 808, Exar, Keeley, and Audio Precision.

JHS use only the highest quality Neutrik jacks, Alpha pots and top-notch components to ensure years of problem free use. Every circuit is hand wired, every case is hand drilled and no detail is overlooked. The enclosures are die-cast metal and topped with a custom hand painted design or a powder coated finish that is guaranteed to turn heads.  JHS make true bypass switching our standard bypass on all pedals for optimal signal integrity when your pedal is off. However, we also give you the option of adding our high impedance buffer to any pedal we make so that your tone can stay strong in a large pedal setup. JHS are convinced that this line of hand crafted effects is the most complete catalog of tone found anywhere.

We Welcome Part Exchange

We welcome part exchanges on items over £500. We realise that sometimes you need to “move something on” to get your new guitar. We give fair prices and once agreed we stick to them. The only thing we ask is that you accurately describe your guitar. We have plenty of happy customers from our part exchange scheme.

How it works – If you are local, you can simply call in. If you are not local we will assess your guitar and give you a valuation via phone/e-mail (we may ask for pictures). Once the price is agreed, we always stick to it, and your new guitar will be removed from the market so the deal can be concluded.

You can either send us your guitar, or we can use our courier to pick up for a small charge (UK only). Once the guitar is with us and any balance is paid we can dispatch your new guitar.

Need to know more? Just e-mail us at: sales@soundaffectsmusic.com or call us on 01695-570023