Vemuram Jan Ray Pedal Review
This is the Jan Ray pedal from Vemuram. It’s basically a Fender blackface amplifier in a box. it features 4 simple controls on the front including bass, treble, volume and gain. There’s also an internal trim pot that allows you to mess with the gain stage of drive control to your particular taste. If you’re in the ’65 Deluxe Reverb, ’65 Twin or those sort of Fender voiced amplifiers you’ll get a huge kick out of this pedal. The Jan Ray works great on a clean amp and also sounds great pushing an already over the edge amplifier to give you nice fat chords and lead tones. This is not a mid voiced pedal, it doesn’t sounds like a Klon, TS9 or similar – it just sounds like a clean to saturated Fender amp. If you’re digging that sort of tone, this is a great pedal. Matt Schofield is one of the best blues players on the planet and he loves his Vemuram Jan Ray.
In this video below Ric is playing his Fender Eric Clapton Tremolux amplifier and new Jan Ray pedal.
[usr 4.75] This pedal sounds great. While I wouldn’t personally buy one, I can see why Ric loves it. It does sound great, there’s no doubt about it, but as I already own some blackface Fender Amps, I don’t feel the urge to buy one. That said, if you’re looking for that type of sound they are worth checking out. Be quick though, they are made in limited quantity from what I read online. 4.7/5
Just as a side note, I’ve heard this pedal is a copy of the Timmy pedal. I don’t think either of us were aware of this when we filmed this video/purchased the pedal but I hear it has been modded. This sort of thing is pretty common with amps, guitars, pedals and all music gear in the marketplace. While I don’t know the specifics of the differences between them, it might be worth checking out both before purchasing.