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Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde Ultimate Overdrive Pedal

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Product Description

With incredible tone and the power of two independent pedals in one box (and then some!), the Jekyll & Hyde from Visual Sound is one of the most impressive overdrive pedals we've heard in a while. This split-personality pedal provides two distinctly different sounds with a natural "break-up" that ranges from creamy to hellacious. If you REALLY want some tone, switch both pedals on at the same time and step up to extreme sustain and saturation. Construction is bulletproof with a durable steel chassis. Powered by 9V battery or a standard 9V (regulated) adapter (Boss PSA120, Ibanez AC109, etc.). h3>Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde FAQs by Bob Weil

How do you switch from one channel to the other quickly with Jekyll & Hyde?
I designed the switches to be close enough together so you can hit them both with your foot at the same time if you want to. That means you can turn them both On or Off, or if one channel is already On, hit both switches at the same time to turn the one Off and the other On. Simple, isn't it?

How do you spell Jeckle... Jeckll... Jeckel... Jekill... Jekel...?
Yes, I think we've seen them all by now. For the record, it's JEKYLL.

Do Visual Sound pedals have a warranty?
Yes, they have a one year warranty from time of purchase. Even after that, we don't charge much for repairs. Most of the time we can turn around a pedal repair within 24 hours of when it gets to us. Sometimes, if the mail comes early, we'll fix the pedal in time to get it back out the door with UPS later that same day. As you probably guessed, not many pedals come back to us.
{NOTE: Visual Sound can be reached at:
Visual Sound
6535 Winding Brook Way
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Ph: 561-637-6678

What adapters work with Visual Sound pedals?
Boss PSA-120, Ibanez AC-109, Morley, Dunlop ECB03, DOD PS200R, SKB pedalboard, Voodoo Labs PedalPower, and any other Regulated 9VDC adapter with a "barrel" plug and center negative polarity.

Do Visual Sound pedals have "true-bypass"?
No, but for some very sound reasons. And they have something which may be better: Pure Bypass.

First, the switches required for "true-bypass" are far more expensive than ours and are less reliable in the long run. This would make our pedals in the $200+ range (list price) and they wouldn't last as long. Our unique electro-mechanical switching system with heavy-duty switches and a "switch chip" should last a good long time.

Secondly, the buffering system in the pedals was taken from our Pure Tone pedal. This pedal was built originally for guitarist Neil Zaza who needed something to clean up his bypass tone for all the pedals he used (VOX wah included). Pure Tone, when placed first in the chain, made it sound like you were plugged straight into the amp even when going through notorious tone killer pedals. We ended up selling about 200 of these to very happy tone conscious guitar players before we put it into Jekyll & Hyde as an added feature. So, if J&H or Rt. 66 is first in your chain, it will buffer everything that follows it as well as itself. Even if it's in the middle of the chain, it will still work to some extent.

Thirdly, the Pure Tone buffer also keeps the Hyde circuit (in Jekyll & Hyde) stable. In the early stages of design, I noticed that the Hyde circuit was prone to occillation and feedback until I put the Pure Tone circuit before it. Somehow, it left all the good characteristics in tact and eliminated the ugliness.

Product Specifications

Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde Features and Specs

  • 2 channels contain almost any overdrive or distortion sound you could ever want.
  • "Jekyll" channel sounds like the original TS808 and even uses the JRC4558 op-amp.
  • "Hyde" channel goes from blues to metal and everything in between.
  • EQ knob on Hyde changes from a flat EQ to a wild scooped mids sound, while the Sharp/Blunt switch allows you to get a very bright or more compressed sound.
  • Combine the channels for hot blues, raging rock, or molten metal leads!
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Matt Hocking .91 MB Matt Hocking is a very versatile L.A. session player who is known both for his precision chops and impeccable gear selection. For his primary overdrive, Matt uses Jekyll & Hyde Ultimate Overdrive. Listen to the mp3 selections to hear the versatility of this guitarist and his favorite stomp box
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