Paul Gilbert is working with JHS Pedals on an incredible-sounding signature overdrive

Paul Gilbert
(Image credit: Joby Sessions/Future)

As Paul Gilbert continues to go from strength to strength, with new album Behold Electric Guitar showcasing his increasingly refined chops, it appears his pedalboard is undergoing an overhaul, as a signature JHS Pedals overdrive is apparently in the works.

On a recent Instagram post highlighting Gilbert’s session with fellow Ibanez endorsee Martin Miller, fan Josh Myers asked what amp the Mr Big guitarist was using, only for Gilbert to go one further and detail his entire signal chain, letting the stompbox cat out of the bag.

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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.