Butch Walker is well known for his breakout work in the Marvelous 3, as well as production credits that include Weezer, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ryan Adams, and many more, Butch Walker is one of the most in-demand guys in the industry. Consequently, he’s also one of our favorites. So when he let us know that he had been using JHS pedals in session after session, we knew we had to work with him. Walker primarily gravitates toward the SuperBolt for the way it responds like an amp, but also feels like it is an extension of his amp. So we shoved one right into his new Ruby Red Signature 2-in-1 Overdrive/Fuzz/Boost. Then we added a 2-stage boost that can be placed before or after the overdrive circuit, opening up everything from a clean boost to punish your amplifier to wooly fuzz tones that will dominate your mix. Walker needs one pedal that can do everything in the easiest way possible. With the Ruby Red, he has one.
The Ruby Red hides the ‘60s-era Supro amp-in-a-box known as the JHS Pedals SuperBolt. In designing this circuit, we paid very close attention to the feel and sound that made the original amps the go-to combos for players like Jimmy Page, Brian Setzer, and Switchfoot’s Drew Shirley. And we’ve upped the ante by giving you access to a “+” switch for adding even more sag, compression, and gain.
Tones based on the clear and gritty tones of ‘60s Supro tube amps
Get more of everything
Drive knob acts in a similar fashion to the volume controls on the old amplifiers
Tube rectifier-like sag is increased as the Drive control is turned up
“+” switch for a more powerful sound with enhanced low end and grit
Boost pedals are amazing things. But all they really do is turn your volume up, right? Well...sorta. The independently footswitchable 2-stage boost that we put into the Ruby Red transforms it from an amp-in-a-box pedal to pure sonic muscle. It can drive your amp, drive the SuperBolt circuit, and even conjure some of the fattest fuzz tones this side of...the other JHS fuzz pedals.
Independent control lets you use it with or without the SuperBolt effect
Order toggle lets you boost your amplifier or the onboard SuperBolt circuit
Simple single-knob control