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Visual Sound is now TRUETONE, and the new V3 Series Jekyll & Hyde has been re-designed from scratch by Weil and RG Keen to meet the demands of today's players. With more flexibility, more great tones, and better construction than any of its predecessors, you're going to love this new incarnation of a historically great pedal.

The distortion channel (a.k.a. "Hyde") is the same great distortion that Hyde was always known for, but with 2 major upgrades. It now includes a Bass knob which interacts with Treble so you can shape your tone precisely. There is also a new Voice switch which allows you to choose between classic open distortion or a more saturated tone.

The overdrive channel (a.k.a. "Jekyll") has changed completely, making it even more compatible with Hyde. Jekyll is now based on Truetone's old Open Road pedal, but with added Bass and Clean Mix knobs.

If you've used or owned a previous version of Jekyll & Hyde, you owe it to yourself to try out the new V3 version.

Features:

• Overdrive and Distortion in one box

• Separate inputs and outputs - use together or separately

• Custom designed Forever Footswitch rated for 10 million hits

• Internal Noise Gate for Distortion channel

• Small, pedal board friendly size, with front mounted jacks. Smaller footprint than 2 MXR or similar sized pedals.

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
Had this pedal for 4 months now and absolutely love it. Overdrive can go from a boost to a heavy crunch and bright to nice and warm. Distortion side is heavy and thick sounding with lots of range in its voicing options. There is a noise gate that can be turned off if you like, but shouldn't be necessary. Selectable buffered or true bypass is a nice option too. I really love the separate inputs and outputs also as it provides lots of flexibility for how to configure your pedals around it including changing the order of the OD and Distortion (I prefer using the Distortion for a heavy rhythm sound and boosting it with the OD into the Distortion for leads).
Posted by Tyler on Jan 1, 2017
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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I am returning this product! I bought it to free up space on my pedalboard but it can't even come close to matching my Tonebone Hot British and Voodoo Lab Sparkledrive Mod. The distortion side is decent but the overdrive side isn't good enough
Posted by Gary on Dec 21, 2016
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Warm Overdrive and Devastating Distortion1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I've been playing my Traynor YCS50 for a couple of months now, and I love it... but I've also been wanting to push it beyond its relatively tame overdrive tones. The dirty channel sounds great with the gain near 12 o'clock and the channel volume near max, but... well, you guys get it. The main problem is that I have very little experience with pedals and such. I figured I'd start with an ol' standby - the Ibanez Tube Screamer 808, but as I did some research, the Truetone (nee Visual Sound) Jekyll & Hyde kept coming up as a very high quality and convincing clone, with the added bonus of having quite a devastating distortion channel thrown in for good measure! I'm loving it! It really is two complete pedals in one box. There are separate ins and outs for each, so you can string 'em up any way you like. I've been mostly playing with them stacked with Overdrive (left side) first, then into the Distortion (right side). You can run them both at the same time too, but it's real easy to create a noisy mess like that. The clean mix on the Overdrive side is really interesting. It allows you to have a certain amount of clean guitar tone get through to your amp - endless possibilities. The Voice switch on the Distortion side is pretty cool too. In position B, it has a nice, clear sing-song kinda sound, but switch it to the A position and you really get (some of) that dual rectifier goodness.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2016
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awesome overdrive & distortion0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
this pedal goes from a nice warm drive to raging metal mayhem; it is a very versatile pedal & a great value, too; worth every penny...
Posted by dave_oh13 on Sep 16, 2016
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