JHS Moonshine Overdrive Pedal

Overdrive Pedal for Electric Guitar and Bass with Volume, Tone, and Drive Knobs, and 2-position Proof Toggle
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Don't Take the Stage Without Moonshine

If you're looking for an overdrive pedal with character, Sweetwater's has a recommendation. Running on 18 volts, the JHS Moonshine takes your guitar signal and gives it attitude. JHS started with a legendary OD pedal design, and massively tweaked it to create a versatile stompbox that will do you right no matter what your musical persuasion. Volume, Tone, and Drive knobs in concert with a 2-position Proof toggle give you everything from clean boost to amp-like low-gain breakup and crunch to girthy, saturated cranked-amp overdrive. The JHS Moonshine. Don't take the stage without it.

JHS Moonshine Guitar Overdrive Pedal at a Glance:
  • Transparency - who needs it?
  • Running on 18 volts for big tone
  • Moonshine: not just for guitar
  • JHS pedals are handcrafted tone machines
Transparency - who needs it?

The most coveted vintage consoles and outboard gear weren't transparent. Au contraire. And that's the point behind the JHS Moonshine. Coloration is, in many cases, desirable - and, arguably, nowhere more so than in your guitar sound. Whether you're dialing in a little clean boost or you've got the Drive control dimed, Moonshine remains responsive to your touch and your guitar's volume control. But however you're using it, it's always characterful.

Running on 18 volts for big tone

A big part of the Moonshine's sonic moxie stems from the fact that it's running on 18 volts. JHS, in their wisdom, fitted Moonshine with an internal charge pump that sucks the juice from your standard 9V adapter and converts it to a whopping 18. Kind of like taking a beefy rack unit and shoehorning it into a standard stompbox form factor. The result is enormous headroom, girthy low end, and killer punch. All good things.

Moonshine: not just for guitar

The JHS Moonshine is an awesome guitar overdrive pedal, sure, but it's also great on bass and even keyboards. Pump up your bass signal with a dose of Moonshine for a killer tone with tube-like saturation and juicy harmonics. Jan Hammer used to plug his screaming synth leads through a cranked tube guitar amp, and of course today we have amazing virtual effects, but the good old stompbox is still a valid way to juice your keys with tubular warmth, beef, and fur. However you use Moonshine, you'll be delighted with its stellar performance.

JHS pedals are handcrafted tone machines

When you plug your guitar into a JHS pedal like the Moonshine, you're tapping into care and passion that few manufacturers put into their products. Each JHS pedal is handbuilt and tested by the JHS team in Kansas City, Missouri. Because they design their pedals for specific musical purposes, we're sure there's a JHS pedal that's perfect for any player's rig.

JHS Moonshine Guitar Overdrive Pedal Features:
  • Takes your guitar signal and gives it attitude
  • Extremely touch-sensitive
  • Clean boost to medium-gain
  • Runs at 18 volts via an internal charge pump converter
  • Volume, Tone, and Drive knobs let you easily nail the sound you're after
  • 2-position Proof toggle gives you instant high-gain/low-gain versatility
  • Everything from clean boost to amp-like low-gain breakup to girthy, saturated cranked-amp overdrive
  • Compact, pedalboard-friendly form factor
  • Works great on bass and keyboards, too
  • Requires standard 9V DC negative power
Want killer overdrive? You need the JHS Moonshine!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Overdrive
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Power Source 9V DC power supply required (sold separately)
Height 1.5"
Width 2.2"
Depth 4.3"
Manufacturer Part Number MS

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Phenomenal Overdrive!!

Bought this little box of awesome at Gearfest 2016. I typically use a Tubescreamer-style overdrive pedal in front of my amps or distortion pedals to give my tone a little bit of a boost for solos or aggressive playing, and was looking for something different than the typical "green" OD pedal. I already have the JHS "AT" channel drive, so I thought I'd give this a shot. I am thrilled at how great this pedal sounds! In addition to being a great-sounding "modded" classic overdrive (think green pedal), the "Proof" toggle switch is fantastically useful. I've found myself using the top toggle position as a TS-style lead boost, but I've also been loving the bottom toggle position to thicken up my drive tones or even to use by itself as a standalone drive sound. Incredibly touch-sensitive and responds well to guitar volume. Plus it's a JHS pedal, so it's built like a tank and functions flawlessly. Highly recommended!
Music background: Guitarist

Sweetwater Advice

Charlie Davis

The Moonshine is one of the best additions I've ever made to my pedal board. It has a great amount of punch, even at low settings. With the "Proof Switch" up, it is very transparent with a ton of headroom. With it down, I get super thick mids that get grittier and crunchier the more I turn it up. Highly recommended for any style of music.
See also: Distortion Pedals, JHS, JHS Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz