Those tones you’ve been hearing on The JHS Show came from a Kemper, not the tube amp onscreen

JHS Pedals' Josh Scott
(Image credit: JHS Pedals/YouTube)

The JHS Show is adored by guitarists for a variety of reasons: Josh Scott’s unfathomable pedal collection, the zany sense of humor shared by its cast and crew and, of course, those gorgeous tones, all delivered via the Milkman Sound JHS “Loud is More Good” tube amp, which features in the foreground of countless video jams – except that isn’t actually the case.

In a new episode of The JHS Show titled “How the Kemper Replaced My Amp”, Scott reveals he has been using a Kemper amp modeler for the series’ tones since September 2021 – and, as he sagely notes, nobody noticed. Which, in some ways, makes it the most conclusive – and, certainly, the most ambitious – blind test of modeling vs real amps yet undertaken.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.