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The Juggler now ships in a new smaller (version B) enclosure that measures 5.25” wide x 5” deep. The front is 1.75” tall, sloping up to 2” at the back. This represents a very considerable space savings over the previous version.

The audio circuitry and components are all just the same as before, as is the sound. However, the new Juggler uses a different power supply design, which has enabled this smaller footprint. The two Tungsol re-issue 12ax7s are now housed completely inside the pedal and still run at high voltage (around 250VDC).

arrow Overview

The Juggler is a preamplifier in a stomp box format with a full featured clean channel and an overdrive channel. The clean channel is great for American type clean tones. Use it as a stand alone pre-amp for driving a power amp, or as a second clean channel for your guitar amplifier, or as a full featured boost.

When in OD mode two more gain stages are added after the clean channel circuitry. The result is a very nice mild to moderate overdrive that sounds like the clean sound but with some overdrive added. The tone controls are pre-drive circuitry, allowing the user to determine which frequencies are overdriven. The Juggler can be run directly into a power amp or the front end of a guitar amplifier.

arrow Features

The clean channel features volume, treble, middle, bass and clean master controls. There is also a 3-way clean mode switch that changes the treble response for a progressively thicker sound.
When in OD mode all the same controls are still active, except for the clean master volume which is replaced with an OD master volume. A 3-way OD mode switch offers 3 different presence settings, while the volume control sets the amount of gain. The 3-way OD mode switch allows some seperation between the EQ of the clean sound and the overdrive sound.

Power requirements:
12VDC @ 500mA, with a center positive 2.1mm plug.
The Juggler ships with its own power supply, which works at any mains voltage from 120VAC up to 240VAC, allowing use in most countries around the world. However, a pin adapter plug may be required depending on the particular country.
If you wish to use an alternative power supply please make sure that it has the right specs and in particular note the center positive polarity requirement.

The Juggler measures 5.25” wide x 5” deep. The front is 1.75” tall, sloping up to 2” at the back.

Weight: 1.8 lbs (815g)


arrow Audio Clips

Play Strat Clean By-Pass Tone Then Mild Od
Play Strat Neck Pickup, Light Od
Play Strat High Gain Tone, Bridge, Neck P/U
Play Strat Medium Gain
Play Lp Deluxe By-Pass Tone Then Mild Od
Play Les Paul Deluxe Brighter Od Tone
Play Lp Deluxe Bridge P/U, Medium Gain Od
Play Strat Clean Tone 1
Play Strat Clean Tone 2

Pedal: $390.00 USD

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