Noel Gallagher shows his pedalboard (new as of Oct 2016) on his Instagram. In the top row, fifth from the right, is his JHS SuperBolt Overdrive Pedal. The signal coming out of the pedalboard looks to be going into the first Vintage channel of his [Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb Amp](http://equipboard.com/pros/noel-gallagher/fender-68-custom-twin-reverb).more
butchwalkerEverybody always wants me to post pics of my pedalboard. I don't. Because it isn't beautiful. It isn't organized. It isn't in order. It isn't much. It's actually very much just like me. But it is functional, easy, and awesome shit. L-R top: Keeley super modulation something something, TC electronics David Hasselhoff signature series reverb pedal, JHS superbolt (backup), JHS RubyRed ?R prototype (backup) Bottom row: Caroline kilobyte delay, JHS ?R signature pedal (soon to be released!), JHS Muffaletta sandwich fuzz, JHS colorbox, TC tuner. I don't play with a lot of gain. The amp is overdriving slightly. I play kinda hard. My fingers are caveman carrots. I can honestly say tho, if you like what to hear on the new record and live, 90% of that is my signature ?R pedal (coming out in the next week or so).more
The JHS Superbolt is easily my favorite pedal on my board. Featuring a toggle switch for high gain and low gain, it is a warm, crunchy drive that is great for leads. Using the low gain switch is a good option for those looking to have a light gain for ambient things or those not trying to be the most present one playing. It has three knobs for volume, drive and tone, and is a very simple, easy to use, great sounding pedal.
My taste dictates that a dirt pedal should feel as if the amp is a part of it. Maybe that is what is meant by transparent. The Superbolts is both transparent and not. Its gain structure goes from a cleanish boost to an amp in a fuzzy compressed meltdown. It never sounds fizzy or like it lies on top of the signal, but blends beautifully with the amp. I don't even need the amp to be breaking up to get it feeling good and responsive, which is great when I'm playing at home and need to keep it down.