Who doesn’t love cheese?
The new JHS Cheese Ball delivers four classic distortion and fuzz tones. It’s a faithful recreation of the 1995 Lovetone Big Cheese, a circuit admired by many famous musicians. Some of these players include U2’s The Edge, Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus, My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and Tool’s Justin Chancellor. Josh Scott of JHS also says “I’ve love it and used it for years.”
“I’ve just never seen anything in the Mass market that replicates this perfectly,” says Scott in a video they posted regarding the release of the JHS Cheese Ball.
The pedal features four knobs. Volume, Gain, and Tone for powerful sound-shaping, and a 4-position control for unlocking each of Cheese Ball’s decadent personalities. It’s incredibly versatile, so you can achieve anything from pepper jack kick to gooey, splatty grind, to everlasting sustain-y goodness.
In the “Off” Position, the four-position knob is disengaging Cheese Ball’s modes – this position delivers fuzz tones that may require sunglasses. Bright and trashy, but radiant. When dialed in on Position 1, achieve mid-scooped Muff-style tones. In Position 2, you’ll get a biting, cutting mid-boosted sound, and in Position 3, accomplish splatty, gated fuzz sounds. Position 3 is the “Swiss Cheese” of modes on the Cheese Ball.
Lactose intolerant? The JHS Cheese Ball will give you your cheese fix without the side effects of consuming dairy. It sells for $179 and is now available from participating retailers.