Prices for DigiTech's $59 Bad Monkey overdrive skyrocket to $650 after Josh Scott shows how indistinguishable it sounds from a Klon Centaur

Josh Scott holding a Klon Centaur and DigiTech Bad Monkey
(Image credit: JHS Pedals/YouTube)

Few figures in the world of guitar possess market-manipulating powers quite like JHS Pedal founder Josh Scott. As the internet’s preeminent authority on effects pedals, hundreds of thousands of players take heed of what he says and often conduct their pedal-purchasing practices accordingly.

This was perhaps best showcased just last year, when Sweetwater announced the best-selling effects pedal in its history was Behringer’s ultra-affordable $29 SF300 Super Fuzz – the very same pedal that Scott himself had endorsed and indirectly encouraged millions of guitarists to buy.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.