JHS Pedals Moonshine V2 (Overdrive)
The Moonshine V2 is still the core tone of version one and retains the simple Volume, Tone, and Drive knobs. However, on the Moonshine V2, we added a new Clean knob to blend in any amount of clean signal to your tone! The simple 2-position “Proof ” toggle gives you everything from a low gain amp-like breakup with powerful colored boost settings to grinding, heavy overdrive that reaches to the very edge of cranked amp distortion.
In the down position, you’ll find the highest gain settings, lots of saturation and sustain and the most mid-range goo available. In the up position are the more open and forceful crunchy tones that will make any amp beg for mercy. The up position also adds more overall volume and more headroom to those searching for cleaner applications.
The tone control goes down as smooth as Grandpa’s White Lightning, with none of the harsh ice-pick characteristics that many overdrives often have in the brighter settings.
Just like our SuperBolt pedal, the Moonshine uses an internal 9v to an 18v charge pump that allows it to run on normal 9v but converting it internally to 18v for an enormous amount of headroom, added low-end, and more overall punch.
We wouldn’t be surprised if this is the most girthy, thick overdrive you have ever plugged into. If you’re a fan of stacking overdrives, you’ll love putting this in front of or behind your favorite drive, booster, or fuzz. The Moonshine delivers on any style amp, easily producing anything from SRV classic Stratocaster/ Fender amp tones with a class to huge“wall of rock” The Edge-style force through a Vox.
On another note, you might find a few Dumble-esque lead settings that will have you feeling like you saved a cool $100,000 in search of that sacred tone. Last but not least, it kills on bass guitar, the reason it was originally designed.
This pedal requires standard 9V DC Negative power, consumes 30mA, and measures 2.2"x4.8"x1.6"