JHS Emperor V2 Analog Chorus Pedal

A vintage-correct analog effect that nails the sound of pedals like the Arion SCH-1, the Emperor V2 does chorus, but is also a catch-all modulation solution.

There are two ways to look at the JHS Pedals Emperor Analog Chorus/Vibrato pedal. The Emperor V2 is a vintage-correct effect that absolutely nails the hard-to-find sound of the Arion SCH-1...but its also a do-it-all modulation solution whether you want a subtle sheen, convincing rotary simulation, or seasick vibrato. It utilizes a Bucket Brigade 3207 chipset to deliver the warmth of '80s-style analog chorus pedals and we've added enough onboard and outboard control to put you in command of every aspect of the Emperor's voice. Whether spreading its warm tones or icy sheen to a pristine-sounding stereo rig... or utilizing an external expression pedal to cop realistic rotary speaker sounds on a blues gig, the Emperor can do it all. There are a lot of penguins out there but only one Emperor.

So much modulation
We call the Emperor an analog chorus/vibrato. That's just because calling it a true analog chorus/pitch vibrato with tap tempo/waveform selection/rotary speaker simulation/true stereo output/and more pedal would have been a pain to write every time.

Updated Tone Shaping Capabilities
Making a good thing better? Yes please. The Emperor V1 had a Tone control which has now become the EQ control in the Emperor V2. We've replaced the passive tone control in the V1 with an active EQ control that functions as a Tilt. You'll now have much more tone shaping capability in the V2. The overall EQ control is much improved in the Emperor V2 and you will not lose any low end sometimes commonly read more found with chorus/vibrato pedals.

In-depth tempo control
To control the rate of the Emperor's effect, simply turn the Speed knob up and down or tap the tap tempo footswitch. Or for the more adventurous among us...plug in an expression pedal for variable control in real time. And you can even slave the pedal to other tap-controlled pedals for rhythmic consistency across all your effects.

A few extras
You knew we would throw in a few extra features for you, didn't you? Of course we did. When designing the Emperor, we conveniently and inconspicuously tucked in stereo output and the ability to select between buffered or true-bypass operation.


- The glorious tones of a real-deal, 3207 chipset bucket brigade topology
- Mini toggle switch selects between chorus and vibrato effects
- Three available waveform types (sine, square, and triangle)
- Intuitive controls for Volume, EQ, Speed, and Depth
- Control the rate with the onboard Speed knob or tap tempo footswitch
- Internal Tap/Exp mini switch controls the side-mounted Tap/Exp TRS jack
- Use an external source to control the rate in the Tap Out setting (works great with our Panther Cub Delay and Unicorn pedals).
- LED indicator notifies you of the effect#s tempo, even when disengaged
- Plugging TRS splitter cable into the output jack is all it takes to wring true stereo output from the Emperor
- Internal switch changes from buffered to true-bypass operation**
- High-quality buffer helps drive long cable runs and in-depth pedal setups while restoring high-end loss
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- Power: Standard 9V DC Negative
- Power Usage: consumes Less than 100mA.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Emperor V2

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Email: info@jhspedals.com
Web: https://www.jhspedals.info/general-inquiry

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted June 28, 2020 by Brad R in San Antonio, TX
"It’s a highlighter, not a glitter gun"
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Like a lot of JHS pedals, this is a well thought out box that takes an old classic and reimagines it with modern appointments. The tap tempo is handy for setting or matching tempos on the fly and the EQ control is very responsive. The volume control is a gain stage that needs to be fine tuned with the chorus and the vibrato. Instead of a volume control, a mix or blend would be more handy. It can be set up to run in stereo, but you need a stereo trs to dual mono ts 1/4” cable. The chorus is subtle and works to highlight your sound rather than highjack it. Because of this, it’s not a shimmering, bright, dancing chorus like an EHX Small Clone. Once overdrive, fuzz, or distortion is added, the chorus comes to life. It sounds to me as if it’s designed to be lit up by a drive pedal. The vibrato is where it’s at for me with this pedal. The three different wave shape options make the vibrato go from wavy playground slide to wobbly record player in an earthquake shake. If you’re looking for a chorus to add depth to your sound, this is for you. If you’re looking for something to experiment with and get crazy seasick noises from, this is probably not for you.
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