JHS Pedals was founded by Joshua Heath Scott in Jackson, Mississippi. He began by repairing and modifying his own pedals, and then sold modified pedals at the local guitar shop before designing his own. Among his early models were the Morning Glory overdrive and the Pulp ‘N’ Peel compressor. In 2009 Scott moved the company to Kansas City, Missouri, eventually expanding to 10 employees. JHS released the Panther analog delay in 2011 and also the SuperBolt overdrive and Prestige booster/buffer/enhancer in 2012.
In 2015 JHS collaborated with Keeley Electronics to produce a combined compressor and overdrive pedal, the Steak and Eggs.
In 2018, Scott and Nick Loux released the first episode of The JHS Show, a video blog about guitar pedal history, products and inventors; Scott’s screen persona has been described as “the Bill Nye the Science Guy meets Mister Rogers of guitar”.