NAMM 2020: Paul Gilbert and JHS’s tube-like distortion pedal, the PG-14, is finally here

JHS Pedals PG-14
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NAMM 2020: After months of speculation, JHS Pedals’ collaboration with shred legend Paul Gilbert has arrived in the form of the PG-14.

A distortion pedal build to PG’s specifications, the PG-14 packs an FET-based circuit that aims to capture the sound and response of a pushed tube amp - all at less ear-bleeding volume levels, natch.

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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.