Faithful Rendition of a Post-Soviet Classic
From the JHS Legends of Fuzz series of vintage-inspired fuzz pedals, the JHS Crimson is a stunningly accurate re-creation of a sought-after Russian-made fuzz box from the early 90s. Based on a version from JHS founder Josh Scott’s personal collection, the Crimson produces the creamy sustaining fuzz tones that became a hallmark of grunge and art rock musicians, including Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Wilco, and was even favored by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, a renowned connoisseur of fuzz. Warm and clear and never muddy, the Crimson imbues lead lines with a sonorous string-like sustain and wraps chords in a wooly blanket of crunch. Guitarists at Pimp Your Tone were clamoring for a faithful rendition of the post-Soviet classic, so they were more than excited when JHS dropped this sweet fuzz machine on our doorstep. We’re happy to report it fully lives up to its legendary status and is certain to be one of your favorite fuzz pedals!
Three-knob, flexible fuzz monster
Like its predecessor, the Crimson has straightforward controls — Volume, Tone, and Distort — that offer up a surprising amount of sonic flexibility, from creamy dark tones to cutting bright tones and the ability to add a touch of fuzz or pile it on for blistering aggression. The Crimson also has a new trick — a JHS Mode button, which boosts the mids for extra howl. Like all of the Legends of Fuzz pedals, the Crimson is housed in a stunning custom wedge-shaped bent-metal enclosure, with throwback knobs, and full-metal badge plates — an old-school look to match its old-school tone.