Pedal Demo and Tutorial: JHS Double Barrel and Sweet Tea

Taking these bad boys for a test overdrive

With so many overdrive options out there how do you know which one is best for you?  You try them out of course.  In this video we take a look at both the JHS Double Barrel and Sweet Tea overdrives.  Signal Path is my Tele through the pedals into my AC30 mic'd with an SM 57.

The majority of the demo is focused on the Double Barrel.  If you are only interested in the Sweet Tea jump to 9:30 in the video.

Learn the riffs used in the demo


Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Shout Hosanna

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

This one really growls. Dial that overdrive.

This tune is based around 4 on the floor and our snare drum.

Be sure to watch the tone section to dial in the overdrive.

Easy chord changes with a cool, syncopated riff on the bridge.


Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)

Artist: David Crowder

Get your riff on!

Pretty simple grooves.

Super overdrive to achieve the synth bass vibe.

Lay down the organ.

Overall Impression

I really loved that Morning Glory overdrive.  The bright cut switch is a nice feature as the drive brightens as you turn it up.  The 808 side doesn't have as many options as something like the Earthquaker Palisades but the 3 clipping settings and the combination with the Morning Glory make it very versatile.  I can't see you having this pedal on your worship board and wishing for something different but if you want something heavier the Sweet Tea might be a better option for you.  Special thanks to our friends at Rogue Guitar Shop for letting me have a go at these.  Got a pedal you'd like to see demoed?  Let me know in the comments section.

Jason Houtsma serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA, Husband to Alli, Father to Bjorn and Asher, and guitar instructor for

Pedal Demo and Tutorial: JHS Double Barrel and Sweet Tea

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Great Demo!

I recently purchased the double barrel and I am very happy with it. I have also purchased pedals and my Jackson amp from Rogue Guitar shop. Great guys, great service and fast shipping. Awesome partnership!

hey jason can you do

a green room lessen on single coil pickups vs humbucker pickups.
just going through the difference in both of them and also talking about what one is better for worship music and which one is used more and also what guitar works best with the single coil and humbucker pickups.


oh thank you

so much! this site is amazing!



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