I thought I would share this little experience with you. When I was considering a new overdrive pedal to place in my rig, I went to a music store in Nashville (one of the big stores) to try out the Jekyll&Hyde. I actually sat down with the Jekyll&Hyde and the handwired Ibanez TS808(retail $349), Fender Strat and a Fender Twin. I set both of them as close as I possibly could to sound the same, gain, EQ, etc. As people would walk by I would play a riff on each and ask them to tell me which one they liked the best. After 15 people I stopped. All 15 picked the Jekyll&Hyde pedal. Needless to say, I had done decided on the J&H anyway, but it is reassuring to know other people like it too. Thanks again for a great overdrive….
I just thought I would drop an e-mail and let you guys know how pleased I am with your Jekyll & Hyde creation! I lead worship at a church in the San Diego area and it has always been a struggle keeping stage volumes in check, while still retaining the integrity of the tone I was after. After many modded TS9 and Blues Driver combinations, the Jekyll & Hyde does everything, especially with the channels combined. I am a single channel amp fan and this thing sings through both my Pro Junior and Reverend Hellhound.
Thanks and I wish you the best of luck!
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful pedal the Jekyll and Hyde is. I’ve used it now for quite a number of years and almost feel proud to have used it before you guys got so well known. My buddy at church just purchased a Jekyll and Hyde, as well. Many people like to comment on my pedal and how they’d like to “slide into home plate”. Guess it is shaped like home plate, huh? Anyways, I love the tone, the buffered bypass, the
versatility, and the ease and durability! It’s lasted me a good 4-5 years now! Works great for when I’m helping out with worship music.
From: Dave F
I purchased your Jekyll & Hyde pedal not long ago, and I have to tell you, you guys did an outstanding job creating this “box ‘o tone”! I have gone through different amps and many stomp boxes looking for both the perfect overdrive and the oh-so-right distortion… and this pedal NAILS both square in the face! I can get anything from a channel boost without tonal change, to mellow jazz, ballsy blues, and distortion that make most pedals run away. All in all, it’s the best pedal of its kind I’ve ever had the joy of experiencing. You also seem to have kept in the “working man’s” budget. For the money I paid I would have gotten one pedal and a pack of strings… if I were lucky.
– Corbin W.
I’m a new Visual Sound customer as of yesterday. Here’s my story: I spent the afternoon with 5 different overdrive/distortion pedals with the goal of selecting the best to use with my amp. I purposely avoided knowing the cost of each pedal so that my final decision would be based on nothing more than tone. The pedals were as follows:
Homebrew Big D
Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde
After about an hour of testing, it was clear that the J&H was the pedal for me. Having the OD and distortion in one pedal is perfect; the Bass Boost and Blunt switches helped me get the exact sounds that I was looking for. I used the pedal at rehearsal last night and the other guitarist in my band was so blown away that he purchased his own J&H this afternoon!
– Joe M.
Dear Mr. Weil,
I am the proud owner of your Jekyll & Hyde pedal for a couple of days now and couldn’t be happier with the sound it produces. My friend bought it in Germany and brought it to me. If you ever make a Fuzz pedal, I’ll buy it immediately. Until then… my setup is now complete and I’m happy! Oh yes, the 1 SPOT works flawlessly, too.
– Igor M. (Serbia and Montenegro)
I really love the Jekyll & Hyde a lot! Thanks for spending time with me the other day and replacing my 1-SPOT! I also really enjoyed test driving the new pedals and amps. You’ve got yourself some real winners on your hands. Very cool.
– Brent Wilson (on tour w/Andy Griggs)
OK… these pedals live in my pedalboard already…
I’ve been soooooo busy here in LA haven’t had time other than today in Anaheim to incorporate these wonderful pedals into my rig… but man, they are KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Jekyll & Hyde are my crunch AND solo patches from here on…
Thanks so much and Keith has his set of Visual Sound pedals…Thanks so much Steve!