The Tone God
The Acute ModestScream is our take on the classic green overdrive. Added to the original circuit are four of the most popular circuit modifications ("mods") including switchable diode combinations, switchable frequency response ranges (a.k.a. "FAT" mod), switchable opamps, and a clean blend. All of the mods can be applied on demand while powered on and plugged in with no pops or other noise. No need to take the effect apart or fire up the solder iron to change parts over and over again. No need to have your effect modified by someone else. No need to keep buying yet another variation of the same circuit only to find out you do not like that version.
With 18 different different diode combinations, four different frequency response ranges, four different opamps, and the clean blend control the Acute ModestScream can create 576 different variations in one unit. Now you can try the most popular mods and decide for yourself what specific mods you like. If your overdrive tastes ever change you can simply adjust the mods instead of buying a new overdrive.
Continuing the tradition the Acute ModestScream uses a touch interface which only responds to skin contact. There is no worry that settings will be changed by mishandling either in transit or in performance. There are no knobs to break off or difficulties seeing settings on stage. The large bypass control plate should be able to take just about any abuse one can throw at it and not wear out.
By using solid state controls you do not have to worry about controls getting old, dirty, or scratchy eventually needing replacement. The display gives a clear numerical value of the parameters which you can record in your own records knowing you can come back to that sound anytime you want. Something you cannot do using the “o'clock” style of parameter value recording which because of it's inaccurate nature may cause you to lose that magic sound.
The Acute ModestScream will remember the last setting even when powered off. Upon power on the previous setting will be restored.
- 18 Switchable Clipping Diode combinations
- Four switchable cutoff frequency ranges (a.k.a. FAT mod)
- Four switchable opamps (RC4558D, TL072, NE5532, TLC2272)
- Adjustable Clean blend
- Extended Drive range (increased both minimum and maximum gain ranges)
- Touch interface
- Current settings are saved and loaded on power up
- Solid state parameter control
- Large high impact resistant control plate for bypass
- True bypass with LED indicator and automatic bypass on power failure
- Clear and bright display
- High quality components
- Durable construction
- 9V DC (any polarity) input power