Versatile low, medium, or high- gain overdrive
Skreddy Pedals™ Screw Driver is the perfect marriage of sparkle, grit, and growl. Featuring a detailed, cutting twang & jangle and at the same time a smooth, thick, touch-sensitive, mellow response, you will be amazed at the beautiful tones you will hear coming out of your amp. Just the right amount of compression and a wonderfully biting attack along with a sweet, singing quality on leads. Chords, arpeggios, double stops, single notes; everything cuts through and sits perfectly in a band mix.
You will hear familiar shades of Stones, Zeppelin, Floyd, Hendrix, SRV, Trower, Skynyrd, and REM; and you will definitely find your own unique voice loud and clear.
This pedal is so classic rock and yet so versatile and modern, it promises to do away with every other general-purpose overdrive on your pedal-board.
Incidentally, you will probably find that the Screw Driver™ has more output volume than you need, but it's there in case you love to push your amp!
Features 9v battery clip (no battery included), DC adapter jack, blue LED on/off indicator, and of course features true bypass switching.
A synthesis of clean boost, overdrive, and distortion
One of the most touch-sensitive pedals ever, this unique Skreddy Pedals design features a mosfet treble-boost input stage followed by a highly modified, tightly-controlled, hybrid fuzz circuit. (The term "hybrid fuzz" refers to a silicon transistor driving a germanium transistor)
Every aspect of the Screw Driver™ has been optimized for maximum versatility, lush and controllable vintage 'dirt' voicing, noiseless performance, and ideal tonal balance.
Controls: Volume, Gain, Sharpness, Brilliance and Pre-Gain.
The Sharpness aka Tone control dials in the amount of bass going into the distortion section, for everything from thin, twangy treble-boost to midrange grit to thick, fuzzy breakup.
Gain controls the tamed-down hybrid fuzz section (old-school silicon into germanium) and takes you from slightly gritty clean through touch-sensitive overdrive all the way to aggressive distortion.
The Brilliance control is a trimpot accessible via a hole on the left side. It's set somewhere around 70% by me, and you can get a lot more brilliance and bite or make it darker and smoother, to suit your amp and taste.
The Pre-Gain control is a trimpot accessible via a hole on the right side. It sets the gain of the mosfet input stage. It's set somewhere around 30% by me these days for a very transparent, lower-gain attack. I added this control to let users of humbuckers and other higher-output guitars get the same clean-up ability as single-coil users, but anybody who likes their overdrive to be clear and bell-like will love this feature! You can go all the way to a rich-sounding clean boost with full, meaty bass frequencies undistorted (if you also turn down the Sharpness and Gain) OR, you can dial in a more aggressive, modern, compressed tone by turning up the Pre-Gain control.