From its first appearance in 1997, the Jekyll & Hyde was the first pedal to combine two separate effects in one pedal. The V2 Series gives the same great tone guitarists have come to love plus an added noise reduction system. Each channel of the J...
> Our old guitar tech, Brian, also worked for The Strokes and one day I was talking to him about overdrive. He recommended this - which was the only pedal The Strokes used on their first album, and he had the actual pedal they recorded with, which he lent to me for a bit. The tones are insane, and you can hear it all over that debut record. I even got to use it live, but I had to give it back when he was next out with them. The company had changed hands and the newer models didn’t have the same components, which is why I found this specific versionmore
From its first appearance in 1997, the Jekyll & Hyde was the first pedal to combine two separate effects in one pedal. The V2 Series gives the same great tone guitarists have come to love plus an added noise reduction system. Each channel of the Jekyll & Hyde has separate controls, giving you the ability to use them separately, or together. All of this adds up to one of the most versatile distortion/overdrive pedals on the planet!
This pedal has been a go-to for me for years. I had one, sold it, bought the Son of Hyde, then bought another one of the J&H. It's the only distortion I care to use.
The distortion side can go from mild distortion to high gain metal stuff. Still maintains clarity though.
The Overdrive side is pretty good, not as versatile to me, but still great!
I use the OD for riffs at low drive mid volume & mid tone, and just love it. The bass boost switch gives you the weight a good riff needs and you dont need any high gain at all. Dist is nice too. Use it for licks & mix it with OD for solos.
Versatil and clean. You can set it to a clasic overdrive, or a clasic distortion sound, but you can also get a perfect modern tone. Like Metal or indie.
I love the sound of this pedal. Aspecially the overdrive sound is very nice (It sounds more Tubescreamer like). I also own the V3 of the Jekyll and I think this overdrive side is better than that one of the V3 (but that is of course a matter of taste). The design of the V3 is though much better. The size and shape of the V2 is (just like the V1) not my kind of stuff. There is a big 'bump' above the controlknobs. When you have a pedalboard with a pedal above the V2, this bump isn't very handy at all. Sound 5 stars (I really like the distortion side as well) but the design is a bit clumsy, so 4 starts for the complete pedal.