JHS Pulp 'N' Peel V4 Compressor Pedal

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GEARANK

92 out of 100. Incorporating 90+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$229
JHS Pulp 'N' Peel V4 Compressor Pedal

Features

  • Compression type not listed (likely FET)
  • Parameters: Volume, Comp, EQ, Blend, Dirt, Dirt Switch, Buffer Switch
  • Switchable Buffer/True Bypass
  • 9V DC Adapter (Sold Separately)

Gearank Recommendation

The Pulp 'N' Peel V4 appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Compressor Pedals from August 2018 until February 2021 when it was out-ranked by other compressors.

Overview

The 4th iteration of the JHS Pulp 'N' Peel compressor pedal has extra features and connectivity options.

Its standout feature is its built-in dirt circuit with dirt knob that lets you adjust its intensity. It lets you add the classic break-up / gritty tone that are conjured by driving vintage compressors hard.

It also has a balanced XLR output that allows for more flexible routing be it on stage or in the studio.

In addition to its Volume and Compression knobs, this pedal sports a dedicated EQ knob for tone shaping and a Blend knob for controlling how much of your dry signal gets through.

It also lets you switch between true and buffered bypass, and it comes with a ground-lift switch to stop unwanted ground loop noise.

If you're looking for old school compression with grit then check out the JHS Pulp 'N' Peel V4.

Hands On Reports

Website Source *Rating Value
Worship Guitarists Anthony Catacoli 94/100
Performer Mag Chris Devine 94/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Guitar Compressor Pedals.

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