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JHS Ross Distortion 

Experience the dawn of a new era with the latest ROSS pedals. Meticulously crafted through extensive research and design efforts, this pedal pays homage to the iconic legacy and signature sound that has made the original ROSS brand a timeless favorite among guitarists and collectors worldwide. With five revered ROSS circuits, this series caters to every player's preferences.

Embodying the classic ROSS style, each pedal is expertly manufactured at the esteemed JHS Pedals facility in Kansas City, MO, ensuring the same uncompromising quality standards you've come to rely upon. Remarkable advancements over the vintage units include a soft touch bypass, reduced noise levels, and a mode switch featuring two settings, adding even more versatility to your playing experience.

At its core, the ROSS Distortion harnesses the power of an op-amp hard clipper, embracing the revered 1970s topology used in legendary pedals like the MXR Distortion Plus, the DOD 250, the Proco RAT, and the BOSS DS-1. While versatile enough for any musical scenario, this pedal truly excels in producing organic, tube-like overdrive distortion, effortlessly pushing your amplifier into a natural state of breakup.


“Level” controls the volume (right is louder, left is quieter). “Distort” controls the amount of hard-clipping distortion (right is more distorted, left is less distorted). The side push switch allows the player to toggle between two different versions of the circuit produced during its fifteen year history: Germanium mode ( “Era 2” version) and Silicon mode ( “Era 3” version). The footswitch activates the pedal via soft touch bypass switching and the status LED indicates that the circuit is active.


The ¼” input and output jacks connect your guitar and amplifier. The power jack accepts standard 9V DC Negative Center power and consumes 40mA.


  • The ROSS Distortion pedal, built around a 1970s op-amp hard clipper, excels at delivering natural tube-like overdrive distortion and amplifier breakup
  • Pays homage to the original timeless brand beloved by guitarists and collectors globally
  • Each pedal is manufactured with utmost precision at the JHS Pedals facility in Kansas City, MO
  • Notable improvements include soft touch bypass, reduced noise, and a mode switch with two settings, adding versatility and convenience to the pedals
  • A perfect blend of heritage and innovation, designed to elevate the guitar playing experience for enthusiasts of all levels


  • Pedal Type:Distortion
  • Analog/Digital:Analog
  • Inputs:1 x 1/4"
  • Outputs:1 x 1/4"
  • Power Source:9V DC power supply required (sold separately)
  • Power Usage:40mA
  • Height:1.7"
  • Width:3.5"
  • Depth:5.0"
  • Manufacturer Part Number:RDISTORTION

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