JHS The AT Andy Timmons Signature Channel Drive Pedal
The JHS The AT Andy Timmons Signature Channel Drive Pedal is a collaboration between two giants of the tone world – Andy Timmons and JHS. This dirt box is designed to deliver the beautiful tone and emotion that Andy Timmons is renowned for.
The Story Behind the Pedal
The story of the AT pedal began in 2013 when Andy Timmons visited his local guitar store and was recommended to try out the Angry Charlie by JHS. The Angry Charlie is a best-selling JHS drive pedal known for its fantastic reputation as one of the finest high gain dirt boxes on the market. Andy fell in love with the Angry Charlie and it became an essential part of his rig, allowing him to achieve his desired dirt tones through the clean channel of his amp.
Impressed by Andy’s passion for their pedal, JHS worked closely with him to make some tweaks and modifications to suit his personal tastes and needs. The result of this collaboration is the AT or ‘The @’ pedal.
The AT pedal is a modded version of the Angry Charlie, retaining its original tone profile but with some refinements. It features the following controls:
- Volume: Controls the overall output volume of the pedal.
- Drive: Adjusts the amount of overdrive.
- EQ: Sweeps between dark and bright settings, allowing for versatile tone shaping.
- Air: Tweaks the high frequencies to taste, similar to the presence control on an amplifier’s power section.
In addition to the standard controls, the AT pedal also includes a 3-way switch that allows you to select between three voicings similar to the wattage settings on an amp with power scaling. These voicings provide different compression and drive characteristics, further expanding the tonal possibilities of the pedal.
- 25w mode (up)
- 50w mode (down)
- 100w mode (middle)
The AT pedal is designed to work perfectly with virtually any amplifier, thanks to the relationship between the EQ and Air controls.
- Volume: Master output control
- EQ: Low pass filter that removes higher frequencies
- Air: Presence control to tweak high frequencies
- Instant access to three different “wattage” settings
- Can safely run at 18 or 9 volts
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can the AT pedal be used with any type of amplifier?
Yes, the AT pedal is designed to work perfectly with virtually any amplifier.
2. What are the different voicings available on the AT pedal?
The AT pedal offers three voicings similar to the wattage settings on an amp with power scaling: 25w mode, 50w mode, and 100w mode.
3. Can the AT pedal be powered with both 18 volts and 9 volts?
Yes, the AT pedal can safely run at either 18 volts or 9 volts.
The JHS The AT Andy Timmons Signature Channel Drive Pedal is a versatile and powerful dirt box that delivers the beautiful tone and emotion that Andy Timmons is known for. With its modded Angry Charlie circuit and additional voicings, this pedal offers a wide range of tonal possibilities for guitarists of all styles.