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JHS Pedals Angry Charlie V3 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Angry Charlie has become a staple of the JHS line over the years, and it’s a force to be reckoned with in the high-gain pedal territory. Its abil...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get amazing JCM800-style overdrive right from your pedalboard.

The Angry Charlie has become a staple of the JHS line over the years, and it’s a force to be reckoned with in the high-gain pedal territory. Its ability to convincingly and accurately breathe JCM800 tones into any rig has made it a popular choice for guitarists of all genres. And unlike many other British amp-in-a-box pedals, the Angry Charlie V3 sports a 3-band tone stack, just like the Marshalls, helping nail those warm yet searing tones and boundless sustain. If you are a glutton for high-gain overdrive/distortion that has a British flavor, the Angry Charlie V3 will change your life. Well, your gear life.

Furious-Sounding Amp in a Box
Turn the Drive control down, and you might be surprised how bluesy and vintage-like this pedal sounds. But through its different versions, our Angry Charlie distortion has always been one of the more aggressive British amp-in-a-box pedals out there. Either way, you’ll be injecting your amp with the grit and attitude of the UK amplifier heads that gave rock ‘n’ roll its teeth.
- Turns any amp into a screaming Marshall stack
- Go from bluesy Hendrix-like breakup to high-gain Brit tones with a twist of the Drive knob
- Drive and Volume control interact the same as a master volume amp head
- Back off your guitar’s volume to control your gain levels without losing clarity

Marshall-Style Tone Stack
After a couple of extremely well-received versions of the Angry Charlie, we realized that to really nail the ultimate Marshall-style tone, we had to add Marshall-style control. So we gave you a finely tuned Marshall-style 3-band EQ. Enjoy!
- Fine-tune your tone with controls for Bass, Middle, and Treble
- Active controls boost and cut their selected frequencies


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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Power requirement: 9V DC negative
  • Consumes less than 100mA
  • Dimensions: 2.6 x 4.8 x 1.6 in.
  • VERSION HISTORY:
  • V1 = larger enclosure and 3 controls, no presence control
  • V2 = changed to current production size enclosure and look; presence control added
  • V3 = color changed to red, added 3-band tone stack—5 controls total
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JHS PedalsAngry Charlie V3 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

Sounds Fantastic! The Search is Over!

By Phoenix Guitar Dude

from Phoenix, AZ

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Pros

  • 9 Volt to 18 Volt Operation.
  • Amazing Amp-Like Distortion
  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Huge Range of Gain
  • Very Dynamic
  • Very Effective Active EQ Controls
  • Very Simple to Use

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Killer Rock and Metal Tones

Comments about JHS Pedals Angry Charlie V3 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've had my Angry Charlie for about a week and half now. I have to say it is the most amazing distortion pedal I have ever played! Love, love, love this thing! If I didn't know better I would swear that JHS crammed a quartet of 12ax7 and el34 tubes in there - it sounds that good! The Angry Charlie is proof that the line between good tube amp distortion and pedal distortion is starting to disappear.

The Angry Charlie has a huge range of gain on tap and will cover everything from early 70's rock to modern metal with ease. Searing sustain and legato runs are a piece of cake with this thing. They say it was designed to be a JCM800 in a box. Yes,it does sound like a Marshall, but the truth is a real JCM800 could never get you this kind of sustain without the help of an overdrive pedal. I know. I've played plenty of them. This pedal is extremely amp-like in it's character. It's very dynamic and reacts just as you would expect a good tube amp to.

I can't say enough good things about my Angry Charlie. It's easily one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm so enamored I'm giving serious thought by buying another soon just so I have a back up if necessary.

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5.0

Freakin' Awesome!!

By Axe Man

from Tacoma, WA

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about JHS Pedals Angry Charlie V3 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is the best overdrive pedal ever!! I am a tone snob and have had or tried pretty much everything over the years (at least once!). I was a HUGE Marshall fan throughout the years. I have always been very leery of distortion pedals as most never really sounded that good. In fact, when I played out, I always A/B/Y'd at least two Marshall half stacks for rhythm/boost to get that true tube tone. After turning 50 I sold everything and retired. The only thing I kept was my 1965 original Fender Princeton to noodle on. I got the itch to start playing again and heard about JHS pedals. I bought the Angry Charlie as it promised "Marshall tones." Came a few days ago and I fired it up. Holy moly!! This pedal is PHENOMINAL!!! Very responsive and the tone/volume/drive knobs are very sensitive and responsive!! I played it with my Firebird V and Music Man Albert Lee. This gosh darn little Princeton truly sounds like an old school Marshall!! This pedal is worth EVERY PENNY!! I cannot recommend it enough!!

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Quality, Extremely Inspiring Pedal

    By LesterPTelestrat

    from Minnesota

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

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      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about JHS Pedals Angry Charlie V3 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've been playing for over 40 years and own over a dozen electric guitars and currently have 7 different tube amps. Only one is a Marshall. I've always been a Fender devotee. I've had several overdrive/gain pedals over the years, Boss BD2, Digitech Bad Monkey, Seymour Duncan 805, etc. I've always been longing for that big fat gain without too much fuzz. Just big huge overdrive that fattens up single notes and has a huge growl with chords. I reviewed and played dozens of pedals until I came across the Angry Charlie. As in the other reviews out here, I agree that the range of grit is virtually unlimited; turn down the gain for that slightly overdriven crunch, go to about 10-11 o clock on the gain knob and your in Marshall Heaven. The 3 band EQ is the most effective I've ever heard in any pedal. Twist of the mids and WOW the single notes jump off of the fretboard. I was leery about spending 2 hundie on a pedal but this is THE best overdrive pedal I've ever heard or owned. I highly recommend it!! It is particularly effective for Pink Floyd and Santana style solo's. Hard to stop playing through it. I A/B'd it against the red channel in my Marshall DSL5 and the Angry Charlie blows it away. (I've made mods to my DSL15 and it really sounds great,but can't hold a candle to the overdrive through the Angry Charlie)

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