“Strong choices with the advantage of dual modes”: Ross Pedals review

A long-lost US pedal brand makes a comeback under Josh Scott at JHS Pedals – we take a look at the Phaser, Fuzz, Compressor, Distortion and Chorus

Ross Electronics Pedals range
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

These Ross reissues are a decent bunch of pedals that all do their appointed job well. Due to its reputation, we expect the Compressor to end up on quite a few ’boards, and while the rest do face stronger competition, they’re strong choices with the advantage of dual modes.


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    Cool vintage look.

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    Good sound quality.

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    Soft-touch switching.

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    The two modes add flexibility.


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    Push-in side switch is a bit fiddly.

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    Some users would probably prefer more than two knobs.

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Ross Pedals review: The back story

Ross pedals were around in the late 1970s, the brainchild of Bud Ross of Kustom, whose amps had an unmistakable padded or quilted look and were used by several big bands of the era, notably Creedence Clearwater Revival. 

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.