The Calhoun V2
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We are proud to introduce the JHS Pedals The Calhoun V2 Mike Campbell signature fuzz/overdrive pedal. Mike Campbell is a rock ‘n’ roll institution. Not only is he a founding member and lead guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but his musical fingerprints can be found on the work of such legendary artists as Don Henley, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, and George Harrison – just to name a few. So when we found out that he was looking for a combination fuzz/overdrive pedal, we jumped at the chance to build it for him. The Calhoun sings with vintage character. The overdrive is carefully tuned to react and sound much like the vintage tube amps Campbell relies on night after night. The fuzz circuit delivers a ‘60s-style tone that will absolutely nail the “Satisfaction” sound. And the order toggle allows you to stack the circuits in any order you choose. Best of all, Campbell is lovingly donating all of his proceeds from the sale of The Calhoun V2 to the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund. “I don’t endorse many things,” Campbell said. “But this, I’m 100% behind it.”* JHS couldn’t ask for a better endorsement than that.
Just like a cranked vintage tube amp
Campbell is a notorious tone chaser and vintage tube amp afficionado. So we knew we had to make The Calhoun V2 sound and feel exactly right in order to get his seal of approval. Mike thinks we hit a bullseye. We’re pretty sure you will too.
– 100% discrete components sound and react just like your favorite old tube amp
– Cleans up beautifully with a lighter touch and lower volumes from your guitar
– Can be engaged independent of the pedal’s fuzz circuit
Fuzz tones from across the pond
Based on our popular JHS Pedals Firefly fuzz pedal, The Calhoun V2’s fuzz circuit instantly recalls the Tone-Bendery-buzz of the British Invasion. And our added control can take you far beyond that vintage-style grit.
– Tone-Bender-like fuzz recalls the best sounds of the British Invasion
– Bias control goes from smooth fuzz to lo-fi, spitting tones that will cut through any mix
– Adopts a thick and focused lead tone when stacked with the overdrive circuit
Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund
The Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund is a not-for-profit animal rescue that helps struggling pet owners by helping provide the care their animals need. It’s a cause that is very close to Mike’s heart. In fact, he serves on their board of directors. Mike requested that all of his proceeds from the sale of The Calhoun V2 go to help fund this terrific organization. So when you buy The Calhoun V2, you’re not only getting a multitude of great tones, you’re also getting the peace of mind that comes with giving to a great cause.
This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes less than 100mA, and measures 3.65″x4.65″x1.2.