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Vintage overdrive circuit with dual op-amp design.
The Green Screamer overdrive pedal produces a dynamic range of smooth, warm overdrive tones like those of vintage tube amps thanks to a vintage overdrive circuit and dual op-amp design.
The Green Screamer is built to last, and features hardwire bypass, LED operation indicator, non-slip rubber bottom, and an easy-access 9V battery compartment. Includes AC power supply!
All the lush vintage overdrive your sound needs. Order now!
Reviewed by 21 customers
I own a TS-808 boutique clone that I paid over $200 for and I can say that this pedal comes pretty damn close to it. If I were to compare the sound I'd say is somewhere between a TS-808 and a TS-9 leaning toward the TS-808.It's got a warmer sound compared to a TS-9. It's also seem to have a bit more balls than the TS-9. My boutique TS-808 has a little more edge and scorch but I'd gladly use the Green Screamer as a backup if I needed to. So all that, I'd highly recommend this pedal if you're looking for a warm overdrive without the harshness of a TS-9.
I own a stupidly large collection of distortion, overdrive and fuzz pedals. The prices range from cheap to "...I can't believe I paid that much for this.". So I know pedals. I bought the Green Screamer about three weeks ago and it almost immediately became a permanent member of my pedal board. The Screamer has a really smooth sound with good control over the level of overdrive. It will drive tubes well but also sound great through solid state amps (I practice through an older Fender Princeton Chorus). This pedal sounds really nice when a Sovtek Big Muff is run in front of it for solo boost. Gives nice, gritty Cream/Floyd tones. If you play any variation of classic to hard rock, I think you would like this pedal. If you play anything harder than, say, Nickleback, try the EH Metal Muff (the big one) instead.
The BBE Green Screamer is a great overdrive pedal. It's built tough and sounds great. Compared to the Tubescreamer it seems to have more of a low-end tone, so I use it to get a completely different sound from what I get with the Tubescreamer. It's not better, it just has a slightly different tone. I highly recommend this pedal. It sounds great by itself through a nice tube amp, and works well as a gain boost.
This pedal, as you've probably already guessed, is BBE's version of the Tube Screamer. It's very much like that classic, but while the TS can sound somewhat nasal, The Green Screamer gives you very natural drive sounds. I use this with the gain at 12 o'clock and the tone either at 12 o'clock or 1 o'clock depending on the guitar. I almost never turn it off - it's responsive enough to your pick attack that you can play clean with a soft touch and get some sweet grind with a little more digging. It's awesome if you run it before another overdrive as well. It'll give you a great crunch sound for any type of guitar music. It won't give you heavy metal gain by itself, but that's not what you buy an overdrive pedal for. This sounds best run into a tube amp. I mainly use it with a Vox AC15. Try this one out!
I got the pedal because I already like my amps (palomino V16 i.e. generic blues jr.) distortion just fine but even with the gain dimed I couldn't always get the sound I like, especially at low to moderate volumes. This pedal takes care of that and so much more. I'm in love with it. Set the amp to clean and max the gain on the pedal and you get good tube overdrive at even the lowest volumes. Combine the pedal with the amps distortion and it absolutely screams. With a decent tube amp and a little tweaking it sounds as if the circuts were touched by the hand of God. Can't say how it would compliment a solid-state amp but I can't see this little guy sounding bad in any application. Controls are pretty much idiot proof. I tried to find a bad sound and failed so adjustments are a snap. It comes with a power supply which is a big plus. The only problem I had was the level knob very slightly rubs on the case at 8 to 10 o clock but it doesn't bind or cause any problems with its functionality. I'd say unless you only use clean tones or only metal/extreme distortion tones this pedal is a must have.
I took this pedal and drove it through a Vox AC30 and you would not believe the tone!!! It allows me to hit it's sweet spot at a much lower volume and it sounds very much like a very loud, overdriven AC30. I took it with an analog delay and now have a very EDGE'y sound that is very remarkable. Great product!! Highly recommended.
I walked into a music store planning on buying a TS9 and the guy told me that what I really wanted to buy was this. I played with it for about a minute and knew that it was the sound I wanted. I have a Mesa Boogie Lonestar amp, as well as the new Blackheart Little Giant head. It truly enhances the sound of my strat, and doesn't add or take away from it in any way. It is true bypass. At the store the guy hooked it up backwards and it conducted the signal until he hit the switch. This pedal sounds great for blues and classic rock. It can push out more gain for heavier rock as well, but I tend to dial it back a bit. It comes with a power supply which is a plus.
I recently purchased a Laney AOR PTL head and I was looking to add just a little extra distortion without changing the core sound of the amp. This little pedal added that extra bit of gain (which would have made me happy by itself), but it also brought out clarity and depth that I never knew the Laney had!On the "clean" channel, it provides wonderful "classic" overdrive (almost distortion) with all the same benefits on the overdrive channel. The sounds actually live up to the "professional" clips provided on many websites. Excellent value, excellent product. I've never been a "pedal" player -- I prefer simple plug and play -- but now I am a "plug and play plus one" player.
There are more than a dozen OD pedals on the market... apples and oranges, but this one really shines through. Great tone combined with an excellent range of boost at a worthwhile price. I've found it fits perfectly with my Vox AD50VT though I've enjoyed it on several amps. Lovely sound, very sturdy, great pedal.
yea i got this pedal to run through my DSL 100 head and 1960 cab. with celestion GM12 speakers. And let me tell you that it is quite a nifty little pedal. actually it is quite br00talz. and it is definatly equal to all overdrives includin TS-9, maxon, ect... and it is definatly worth the money....