The Cusack Screamer is the first real inovation in the "screamer" market. Yes it's a Tube Screamer copy, but it's much more than that.
The Cusack Screamer is a "clean" overdrive with about twice the gain of a typical tube screamer. It offers much more clarity than a typical overdrive. You can actually hear the individual notes of complex chords that would normally be buried.
"Hey, what's that toggle for?"
Well, that's the Clip Selector, which allows you to select either the Standard, Crushed, or Assymetrical LED clipping!
"Why is there an LED above the NEW Clip Selector?"
That's the all new LED Clip-O-Meter! That's right boys and girls, you can now SEE your guitar clipping! What's more, if you drive it hard with another pedal, you can use it as a "strobe tuner". Just hit your 5th fret, and the next open, just as you would tune by ear. When the Clip-O-Meter stops blinking, you are in tune!
Cusack Music about v2 (2017)
The Cusack Screamer is a “clean” overdrive, but has about twice the gain of a typical Tube Screamer. Many TS style pedals come off as “mid-rangey” or “muddy”, making them easy to get lost in a mix. This is where the Screamer offers much more clarity than a typical overdrive. It has been meticulously thought out, and tweaked for maximum tonal definition. You can actually hear the individual notes of complex chords that would normally be buried.
- Level (volume)
- Drive (gain)
- 3-position clipping toggle (left: silicon, center: LED, right Schottky)
- Standard, center negative 9V DC supply or 9V battery (neither included)
- Current draw: ~7mA bypassed, ~9mA engaged with controls dimed
- 4.42" L x 2.39" W x 1.24" H