Free The Tone Red Jasper RJ-2V


Low-gain overdrive based on vintage tube amps.

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SKU: 404855

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The RJ-1V Red Jasper won popularity as Free The Tone’s first low gain drive pedal but was discontinued in 2018 because some of its component parts became difficult to obtain. Now, after three years the Red Jasper has come back. Again the Red Jasper “RJ-2V” features a sound resembling that of vintage tube amps, namely, smooth highs, punchy mids, full but tight lows, and natural and pleasing compression feel. We carefully examined and selected every component to refine the sound of this product.

In general the sonic output of an overdrive unit in the lower registers varies with its gain setting and the type of guitar or amp/cabinet used. There would be many occasions where you wish to correct an excess or deficiency of the lower register components. The RJ-2V newly adds a mode switch to select from four modes of different low frequency characteristics (cut-off frequencies). With this you can adjust the lower register output to suit the characteristics of your guitar/amplifier.

In addition the Red Jasper RJ-2V has a HI-CUT tone circuit to adjust higher registers. Free The Tone adopted a passive circuit with minimum phase error in the guitar signal to attain high-fidelity amplification, to get natural tone, and to keep guitar’s original timbre. This circuit provides a natural change like the tone control on a guitar and turning the knob counterclockwise cuts highs gently. From a subtle whispering tone to a powerful and persistent drive sound, it can output your guitar sound expressively.


Highlights Low-gain overdrive based on vintage tube-amps
Lo-cut mode switch with 4 different settings
Can be adjusted to fit various guitar/amp types
Made in Japan
Bypass HTS (developed by Free The Tone)
Power consumption 9V DC center negative (power supply sold separately)
11 mA
Dimensions H: 5,3 cm (incl. knobs)
W: 10 cm
D: 12,3 cm
Weight 320 g.