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new gear alert: JHS Color Box!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by adamsmatthewj, Jan 17, 2014.


  1. adamsmatthewj

    adamsmatthewj

    May 4, 2013
  2. Weareonfire

    Weareonfire

    Jul 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Looks like I have to rearrange my board to accommodate yet another pedal.
     
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  4. gregmon79

    gregmon79 effectsaholic Supporting Member

    Coolio! Look nice indeed.
     
  5. Spencer!

    Spencer! Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    Seattle
    Disclosures:
    Stompbox designer/builder for 3Leaf Audio
    No it's not.
     
  6. gregmon79

    gregmon79 effectsaholic Supporting Member

    This thing really does look awesome. I like the step knob. Great concept. Wonder how much it'll be. Thanks for the heads up on this.
     
  7. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Regenerate Guitar Works
    Looking forward to hearing this.
     
  8. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Regenerate Guitar Works
    Then what is it?
     
  9. negativefx

    negativefx complete hack Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    Fort Collins
    I wonder if they directly copied Neve circuitry or if someone else already did that and JHS simply discovered that product and had the lord help them release it.
     
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1
     
  11. Spencer!

    Spencer! Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    Seattle
    Disclosures:
    Stompbox designer/builder for 3Leaf Audio
    I don't know, but open up a Neve console sometime.
     
  12. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Ok well maybe not a Neve console, but I believe that the idea Adams was after is right. JHS is releasing some sort of pedal to mimic a NEVE or at least the "spirit" of it...akin to all the LA2A type of compressor pedals that are not really an LA2A-in-a-box (whether or not the maker explicitly says it is).
     
  13. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Regenerate Guitar Works
    Obviously it's not a miniaturized exact clone, but what about it being a Neve emulator do you disagree with?
     
  14. boomertech

    boomertech Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Disclosures:
    Designer/Owner of FEA Labs
    It could very well have some Neve circuitry inside. If they are trying to market on the Neve reputation then I suspect that there is something Neve in there.

    One of my favorite audio engineers, Bob Carver, showed the world back in the 80’s that with engineering and physics that he could duplicate the sound of any amplifier. So JHS may have done something similar here… captured the vibe of a particular Neve console without any Neve circuitry. It’s not an easy task, but it is possible.

    Wiki has a story on the Bob Carver challenge here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Carver

    -Frank
     
  15. adamsmatthewj

    adamsmatthewj

    May 4, 2013
    Sorry, to clarify:

    it's not "basically a Neve console in a stompbox".

    It's actually just "basically a Neve console in a stompbox".

    They're being slightly cryptic about it since it's not officially been released yet, but what it intends to do is act as a preamp/di that simulates running through and old Neve console. Details on exact parts/scientific findings/flux capacitors/etc are yet to come. Just thought it to be an interesting new pedal worth noting here.
     
  16. adamsmatthewj

    adamsmatthewj

    May 4, 2013
    I'm not much for preamps personally (I have really good pickups in my bass for a reason) and I'm def skeptical on it's Neve "authenticity" credibility, but at least it's a new cool idea! More companies should be thinking this way, really intriguing.
     
  17. Color me interested...
     
  18. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Disclosures:
    John K Custom Basses
    if it sounds anything like they're describing, i definitely want one.
     
  19. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    If it works, I'll be using it to record drums for our next album.
     
  20. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
    Ah man, things like this will push me over the edge and make me get a PT-Grande. Must resist!
     



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