JHS Pandamonium

5/5, 5 from 1 review
The Pandamonium is two pedals in one -- JHS' 4 Wheeler Fuzz on side with an SVT-style preamp on the other.
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Recent Reviews

  1. roller
    A dirty bassist's dream pedal
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jun 17, 2017
    Build Quality:
    • + A variety of useable sounds that are easy to dial up.
    • - A little pricey, especially now after being discontinued.
    Wether you're a bassist looking for a little tube-style grit, a full-on fuzz insanity or a combination of both, the JHS Pandamonium delivers!

    This pedal houses two effects in one box -- the right side of the pedal is JHS' 4-Wheeler Fuzz while the left side is an SVT-style preamp with independent controls and footswitches for each.

    I love the order toggle switch, allowing the user to select which effect comes first in the signal flow.

    JHS discontinued the Pandamonium in March 2014. If you find one, nab it for the re-sale value alone as these pedals have seen a healthy surge in re-sale price over the past couple of years.
    Price Paid:
    Way less a few years ago than I would've paid today!

Item Details

  1. Pedal Type:
    fuzz + SVT-style preamp
    AC adapter only (9-volt)
    Aside from the usual controls you'd expect to see in fuzz (volume, tone, fuzz, gate) and preamp pedals (volume, drive, treble, bass), the bright folks at JHS have included a couple of useful switches:

    - The first is positioned on the 4-Wheeler Fuzz side and is a deep switch. It performs just as you'd expect -- engaging it adds more of a low bass presence.

    - The second switch is an order toggle, something we're starting to see more from boutique pedal builders in their boxes that house two effects. This switch allows the signal flow to first hit the 4-Wheeler Fuzz an then go into the SVT-style preamp... or vice-versa, it will let you encounter the preamp and then hit the 4-Wheeler Fuzz. Each scenario provides a different sound; experiment for yourself to see which one is best for you.
    Other Specs:
    Please note that JHS discontinued the Pandamonium in early 2014. However, they pop up on TalkBass and other online auction sites quite frequently.