Pedal Demo: JHS Double Barrel and Sweet Tea

Tutorial and Review

With so many overdrive options out there it can be tough to choose which one is best for you.  The best way to know is to try them out.  In this video we take a look at both the JHS Double Barrel and Sweet Tea overdrive pedals.

For this setup, the signal path is hooked up as a Tele through the pedals into my Vox AC30 mic'd with a Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Mic.

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

Learn the riffs from the JHS Double Barrel and Sweet Tea Demo

Like the riffs we used to show off the Double Barrel and Sweet Tea pedals? You can learn them! Check out the complete lessons for Shout Hosanna and Lift Your Head Weary Sinner to practice these fun and fast riffs.


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 Review of the JHS Double Barrel and Sweet Tea

Both the pedals have an 808 circuit and we enjoy them both. But, the Double Barrel has that Morning Glory overdrive on the left hand side which we truly love. 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 a very versatile overdrive.  With the lush sound and overdrives that work well together, this is definitely our pick for a pedal.

On the flip side, the JHS Sweet Tea has the Angry Charlie overdrive, which may be just a little too much in the worship context.  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 us know in the comments below.

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: 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 do you mind telling me

what are the best overdrive, delay, and reverb pedals that is under $100?

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.


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