public service announcement: JHS (USA not Hornsby skewes) why are they so bad and hated.

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Every forum should have a thread telling people never to buy their shit and why, lets start here.

jjjusten, Friday, 3 November 2017 05:09 (six years ago) link

This weeks example, or maybe just this weeks latest iteration of their unfailing desire to rip people off:

Named after a well known (well, at least in fx nerd circles) forum that makes a fairly legendary pedal (fuzz related, so not a circuit lift), said forum has surprise surprise an original artwork logo/mascot that just happens to look very similar to this.

jjjusten, Friday, 3 November 2017 05:25 (six years ago) link

Actually this could just be a repository of pedal companies to avoid because of shady behavior. See also Vertex.

jjjusten, Friday, 3 November 2017 05:27 (six years ago) link

lol, there was a Vertex pedal in the recent Premier Guitar month-long pedal giveaway and I was like WHYYYYYYY.

The haunting mids thing had me shaking my head too. I've never actually been to the message board, but it's definitely one of those things where it gets brought up in conversation enough that I've heard about the board and the pedals. There's a tangible association with it, more than just being a meme.

how's life, Friday, 3 November 2017 11:53 (six years ago) link

The continued survival of Vertex is just so baffling to me.

jjjusten, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:55 (six years ago) link did an interview with the guy a year or so ago too. Very weird.

how's life, Friday, 3 November 2017 20:07 (six years ago) link

Yeah, the more I read about the JHS guy, the more committed I become to avoiding his stuff. Was really bummed about Boss doing a collaborative thing with him a couple months ago.

Dunno if it counts, but there was some drama over on /r/guitarpedals several weeks back involving the dude from Cooper FX being a total dick to somebody over one of his pedals basically being defective and him taking it personally. Instead of just rectifying the issue, he resorted to all kinds of really stupid behavior. Full story here. Never played on one of his pedals, but I know that they are pretty well-received among the knob-twisting/weirdo noise maker type players.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 4 November 2017 16:51 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

god jhs has just gotten worse in the interim. he games the second hand market now.

(btw i still have mod status at r/guitarpedalsjerk. haven't used my authority in a long time. anybody got any hacks or mischievous advice to offer? i don't know how i got the status but i don't care about losing it if it pisses off some jhs minions.)

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Tuesday, 21 March 2023 17:12 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

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