JHS Low Drive Bass Overdrive Pedal Kit

JHS Low Drive Bass Overdrive Pedal Kit

JHS Low Drive Bass Overdrive Pedal Kit

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JHS Low Drive Bass Overdrive Pedal Kit

About This Item

    Build your own high quality pedal
  • Genuine JHS circuits and components
  • Easy StewMac instructions and support

Low Drive: Classic overdriven bass tones
Excellent low end response and definition, with clear mids and highs that keep the character of your rig intact.

Based on the most famous overdrive ever: the TS-808 Tube Screamer. Used by bands ranging from The Rolling Stones to Marty Robbins and Metallica.

    Building on the classic 808 circuit, JHS Pedals added a three-way gain switch for more options:
  • Classic 808 sound that made this circuit famous
  • Open volume boost
  • Added LED-driven crunch
    This is the genuine JHS Low Drive in kit form
  • Original quality components used by JHS
  • Genuine JHS circuit board
  • Sturdy cast metal case, predrilled
  • Step-by-step picture instructions from StewMac

If you can't buy it, build it!
JHS retired their hand-built Low Drive, and the only way to buy one has been to talk somebody into selling theirs (not likely). These great pedals need to be back in the hands of players, so StewMac partnered with JHS to create this classic reissue kit.

True bypass: when the Low Drive is switched off, it does not affect your signal chain.

This DIY pedal kit includes:
Metal pedal enclosure (4-13/16" x 2-5/8" x 1-3/8")
Circuit board
Control knobs
Toggle switch
Stomp switch
Output jacks
Op-amp and socket
LED + LED mounting bezel
DC power connector
Ribbon cable and wire

This pedal requires a standard 9V DC center-negative power supply (not included) and consumes less than 100mA. There's no battery option.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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A Very Useful Bass Pedal


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Great instructions and a 2 evening build. Using a meter is a good idea to confirm all those little colored bands on the tiny resistors. The sound is really good with very low noise levels. The open boost and the ? stock clipping settings (down position on mini toggle) add a clarity to the bass at low gain levels that really cuts through the mix. I'm not into heavy distortion and my other trials with bass OD/distortion units made me a skeptic until I heard this one. It's a keeper.