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The Bonsai by JHS features emulated tones of 9 classic tubescreamer overdrive pedals!
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Who Is It For?
Bonsai is ideal for the guitarist who loves that signature Tube Screamer tone but needs more options than a single pedal has to offer. The Bonsai emulates 9 variations on the classic TS each with their own signature sound, so you can tailor the pedal to suit your tone from song to song or for different projects.
Over the decades the Tube Screamer has been made in several variations and many third party modification circuits have been available to buy. Bonsai accurately emulates 5 classic TS variations and 2 modded Tube Screamers. The pedal also gives you the signature sound of the classic Boss OD-1 and the EXAR OD-1, which is a rare Polish pedal from the 80s that was similar to a Tube Screamer but with a more saturated tone.
Staying true to the original tubescreamer signal path, the Bonsai features an all analog operation. From your guitar to the pedal and into the amp, your signal will remain fully analog, the way it sounds best!
- Get that analog tubescreamer tone with more tonal options
- True bypass leaves your tone untouched until you activate the overdrive
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THE 9 MODES OF THE BONSAI
OD-1 - 1977
An overall brighter and slightly higher gain mode that does not utilize the Tone knob. This mode also inverts signal just like the original and has asymmetrical 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 and low end drop offs.
With the JHS Pedals’ Bonsai you can get the classic sounds of nine Tubescreamers in one pedal. Let the Bonsai help you find your overdrive zen.THIS PEDAL REQUIRES STANDARD 9V DC NEGATIVE POWER, CONSUMES 20 MA, AND MEASURES 2.6"X4.8"X1.6".