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    So a good friend of mine and I have been working on a pedal (he's been working I've just been offering input) to get early jazz and Western swing tones out of amps like the Quilters. My whole mission was inspired by Jonathan Stout's fly rig of a Quilter 101 and Jr Barnyard pedal. This pedal is essentially a solid state EH-150 in a box. It is the actual circuit but using FETS in lieu of tubes (or that is how I am understanding what he told me). I've been gigging this pedal pretty solid for the last few months and probably have a good 40-50 gigs on it and I really dig it. I thought there were folks on here who might like to know about it. Me and another friend of mine recorded this little demo if it at his studio where you also get a quick little bit of my 16" pre-war style Aldridge archtop (formerly Boston Ave). In the video I'm basically showing two sounds that I use a lot, an Oscar Moore type sound and a dirtier Jr. Barnard sound all from a Quilter Overdrive 200 and this pedal. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try and answer them or put you in contact with my friend.

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    I want one!

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    Hey Jason, sounds great. What's the pickup on that guitar?

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    The pickup is a later DeArmond FHC pickup.

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    Nice pedal. The JB tones are nice, and I really like the flutey notes of the OM setting. Well done!

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    I want one !!

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    Sounds really good!
    How much are those pedals?

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    Great sounds, and really nice playing!
    Last edited by Rob MacKillop; 01-17-2020 at 07:39 AM.

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    I like those sounds. What settings did you use on the Quilter OD200? Thanks. Any word on when this pedal will be available, and from whom?
    MD

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    Sounds great, in both "Oscar" and "Junior" mode. I'd be interested to know about price and availability.

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    Sounds fantastic!

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    Great demo. Where do you buy them?

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    First of all : nice playing
    Then : very informative demo, well done !
    And : I LOVE this "Junior" sound, with just what is needed of dirt.

    Where do I send the money to get one ?

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    So I talked to my Friend yesterday about the pedal. He said the chassis are probably still several weeks away as they still have to finalize the layout and everything. They will be a black hammered finish or powder coat with black chicken head knobs to look like an old EH-150 chassis. He also said he'd hand wire one for anybody who didn't want to wait but then it just wouldn't have the art work...it'd pretty much be like the one on the video. They'll be $215.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad dog
    I like those sounds. What settings did you use on the Quilter OD200? Thanks. Any word on when this pedal will be available, and from whom?
    MD
    I always use the clean side with the crunch and lead channels off. I typically have the gain at about 11 o'clock, the bass can be anywhere from 8-11 o'clock depending on the room, mids are usually around noon or lower, and the treble is usually at 8 o'clock. I rarely have the master power set much higher than 25 watts. Hope that helps.

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    Hi "jasonc",

    please.... tell me what I've to do do get this great pedal?

    Best regards

    Dee Dee

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    Hi Jason Combs, could your friend post a way to order the pedal here? I am interested in having one or two.

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    Hey everybody I just wanted to let everyone know what’s going on with the pedal project. At the first of the year the company that we were going to use for our enclosures went out of business so we went on the hunt for a new supplier. When COVID happened the project just kind of got mothballed for awhile. However, I’m happy to report that we have gotten everything together and they are ready. I’ve been making imitation Catalin knobs for my guitars and will offer them on these pedals if anybody should want them. The black knobs I make will be standard and no extra charge but the Catalin style ones require more time and I can only do a few at a time so they’ll cost a little extra. The pedals will be $215 plus tax and shipping and an extra $15 if you want my imitation Catalin knobs. Message me for ordering info. But you all want pics....




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    Really nice design! Well done.

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    Hi, could you please send me ordering info, for this pedal. Shipping to the uk required.
    kind regards
    Damian

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    In message #18 Jasonc wrote:
    "Message me for ordering info."

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbski
    Hi, could you please send me ordering info, for this pedal. Shipping to the uk required.
    kind regards
    Damian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbski
    Hi, could you please send me ordering info, for this pedal. Shipping to the uk required.
    kind regards
    Damian
    I ordered 2 JJ-150 from Jason Combs. I paid him via Paypal. Delivery was prompt. Easy peasy. Just Private Message JasonC.

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    So... How is the pedal?

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    How can I order one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobwire
    How can I order one?


    See post # 21.
    Last edited by citizenk74; 01-13-2021 at 01:55 PM. Reason: Addition

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    Between this pedal and the Barnyard which one gets dirtier/more overdriven?

    Thanks!

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    Ordered one. Should arrive next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonc
    Hey everybody I just wanted to let everyone know what’s going on with the pedal project. At the first of the year the company that we were going to use for our enclosures went out of business so we went on the hunt for a new supplier. When COVID happened the project just kind of got mothballed for awhile. However, I’m happy to report that we have gotten everything together and they are ready. I’ve been making imitation Catalin knobs for my guitars and will offer them on these pedals if anybody should want them. The black knobs I make will be standard and no extra charge but the Catalin style ones require more time and I can only do a few at a time so they’ll cost a little extra. The pedals will be $215 plus tax and shipping and an extra $15 if you want my imitation Catalin knobs. Message me for ordering info. But you all want pics....



    Those look and sound great! Do you ship to Canada?

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    He sure does! I live in Montreal and can’t wait to try mine!

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    Great sounding pedal. Not sure how I missed this thread earlier.

    Curious how it would sound running into the effects loop of a Hot Rod Deluxe, which would by pass the HRD tone stack and use the JJ-150 as the preamp section.... hmmm?

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    That's a great sounding pedal!

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    Hey Jason:

    I sent you a private message with my e mail so you could send me the info to order one. I'd love it if I could purchase one from you and/or your friend.

    Thanks.....

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmc1809
    Hey Jason:

    I sent you a private message with my e mail so you could send me the info to order one. I'd love it if I could purchase one from you and/or your friend.

    Thanks.....

    Mark

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    I would love to buy one of these pedals. Please tell me how i can purchase one

    thanks,
    ken
    leftybandman@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakyFingers
    JasonC

    I would love to buy one of these pedals. Please tell me how i can purchase one

    thanks,
    ken
    leftybandman@gmail.com
    See post #21.

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    Anyone try this pedal yet? Thoughts? Demos?

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    I live in the uk and own an es150. I have never seen an EH185 for sale in the uk EH150s are also very rare. Your pedal sounds fabulous and is just the sound I am looking for. Can you send me details where I can buy one with the special knobs

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    As has been said way too many times up thread:

    PRIVATE MESSAGE user "jasonc"

    Here, this is his user profile, just click on private message:
    https://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/members/30846.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb150cc
    I live in the uk and own an es150. I have never seen an EH185 for sale in the uk EH150s are also very rare. Your pedal sounds fabulous and is just the sound I am looking for. Can you send me details where I can buy one with the special knobs
    See post #21 as well as post #38

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    Looks amazing! Would be in the market if I hadn’t recently bought a Junior Barnyard

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    Sounds awesome, does anyone know how I can find posts #21 and #38 or how I can read to the bottom of the OP? email me at ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    Looks amazing! Would be in the market if I hadn’t recently bought a Junior Barnyard
    Yeah that's me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pompeii0
    Between this pedal and the Barnyard which one gets dirtier/more overdriven?

    Thanks!
    We're going to find out... I just got a Junior Barnyard yesterday, and I'm now talking with JasonC to order a LL-150.

    Like the character in Dirty Harry said... "hey ... I gots to know!!"



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    Curious if there are any reviews of this pedal yet.

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    I have both the JJ-150 and the Nocturne Junior Barnyard now. I've been out of town/busy, and haven't had a chance to really give them the run through.
    Last edited by ruger9; 03-19-2021 at 05:05 PM.

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    OK so. The JJ-150 and Junior Barnyard are actually quite similar. They function a little differently, but they are very similar.

    The biggest difference is the JJ-150 has a master volume/level control. Junior Barnyard does not which makes it more of a boost pedal, not an overdrive. Depending on the amp you are using, when you turn on the JB it could get quite a bit louder... with the JB you'll have to turn the amp down to compensate (if wanted), on the JJ-150 you can just turn down the level control.

    Other than that, both pedals have a bright switch. The JB's is literally an on-off switch. It's a preset level of brightness. On the JJ-150 it's the tone control: you pull the pot out to get it brighter (honestly, I thought the pedal was dud with the tone control pushed in, they forgot to tell me you can pull it out for brighter tones!). I'm very glad this feature was added, as it would have been unusable for me otherwise. You pull it out and it activates the bright switch, but also the tone control controls the amount of brightness. It's sort of like having 2 tone controls in one, pushed in for dark tones and pulled out for brighter tones.

    They both have a gain boost function- the JJ-150 calls it the mic input of the EH-150, but it amounts to a gain boost. The difference is on the JJ-150 the boost is a pre-set amount, on the JB the boost amount is controllable with a gain knob. And also the JB has a bass-rolloff switch which can come in handy when using the boost, so the low end doesn't get overbearing (the JJ-150 doesn't have this feature, but it doesn't seem to be a problem, perhaps they incorporated it into the design.)

    So, in summary:

    Both are very good pedals, filling a very unique niche. Both will get you that Charlie Christian/Junior Barnard/Oscar Moore old school tone, and both could do it with more drive if wanted. It's really "six of one, half-dozen of the other" situation. The JB had a little more clarity, the JJ was a little more versatile with it's level control. Hard pressed to know which one to keep, it would come down to which one worked better with a particular guitar and amp combination.

    If anyone has any specific questions about them, fire away! (why the forum software rotated the pic, IDK, LOL)

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    Fantastic review. Thanks

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    I play in a Western swing band using a Loar hollow body guitar with a Lollar Charlie Christian pickup and a generic overdrive pedal set to low gain. When I hit the volume pedal it increases the gain to put a little more hair on the notes for solos, and backs off when I bring the volume back down for comping. Do you have any thoughts on which pedal might work better in that application? (And yes, I’m aware this is a kind of a weird question.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger9

    Other than that, both pedals have a bright switch. The JB's is literally an on-off switch. It's a preset level of brightness. On the JJ-150 it's the tone control: you pull the pot out to get it brighter (honestly, I thought the pedal was dud with the tone control pushed in, they forgot to tell me you can pull it out for brighter tones!).
    The tone control pot on my JJ150 does not pull out (or push in).

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    The push pull on the tone control is a newer feature. However, those of you who have an earlier version can get in touch with me and we can either mod it for you if you send it to us or we can tell you how to perform the mod. The pulled out version basically starts where the dark setting ends. I’m actually having him make the bright setting the default since most folks seem to like it.