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DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Distortion Pedal is designed for guitarists who need a pedal that gives them total control of their tone and i...Read More

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Weep, wail, and moan with blues-drenched tone.

The DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Distortion Pedal is designed for guitarists who need a pedal that gives them total control of their tone and is highly responsive to playing dynamics. Playing the Screamin' Blues pedal lightly produces mild overdrive, but dialing up the gain and digging in hard makes it sing with ultrarich harmonics and sustain. Low and High tone controls give you the flexibility to boost or cut the bass and treble frequencies. The Level knob boosts the output level of your signal, and the Gain knob dials up the distortion. An Amp output on the DigiTech Screamin' Blues pedal goes to your amplifier and the dedicated Mixer output has a cabinet emulation circuit that lets you run direct into a mixer or recorder when you don't want to lug your amp along.

FEATURES
  • High, Low, Level, and Gain controls

Got the blues? If you don't have this pedal, you do. Get it now and learn to really cry.

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DigiTechScreamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 61 reviews)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great pedal for what it does

      Does a great job at a great price. If you don't already have an overdrive pedal, this is good.

      Pay attention to the other posts that point out this is not a...Read complete review

      Does a great job at a great price. If you don't already have an overdrive pedal, this is good.

      Pay attention to the other posts that point out this is not a distortion pedal. It's not really that good at distortion. I use a Digitech RP100A with the "Fuzz" setting for that. This pedal boosts your signal and pushes the tubes on your valve amp to dirty it up.

      Like I said earlier, compare reviews on this site and demos on You Tube.
      One more knob than its competitor, the Boss Blues driver. Important to note that this unit can use the same power source as the other digitech machines, including the RP80.

      At first, I didn't know how to use it, so I stashed it in the basement. Recently I retrieved it from its dungeon to try using it to boost my signal into a 1964 Gibson Falcon Crest. Oh, my gosh, this will provide the perfect overdrive sound for a song like Badfinger's "No Matter What."

      Please, before you buy this, look at all the reviews of this pedal, the Bad Monkey, and the Boss Blues Driver, on You Tube, to see what this pedal will do. If you have a tube amp, it will provide just the right amount of dirt for blues and 60's=70's blues rock tunes.

      You will notice that all the YouTube demos start with the knob positions at 12:00. That seems to work pretty well for me as well. The only knob I adjust is the gain, and I usually take it to the 8:30 position.
      The only complaint I have is that the battery connection is not very good. I have to pry the positive connection off with a screwdriver. I recommend that you buy the PSR200 power supoly.
      I don't know for sure, since I don't have these pedals. However, I have watched almost every review on You Tube of this pedal and compared it to reviews of the Bad Monkey, the Tube Screamer, and the Boss Blues Driver.

      If you want to spend more money and get the same results, get the Boss.

      If you want to spend the same money and get a slightly muddier sound, get the Bad Monkey.

      If you want to spend the same money and get a slightly muddier sound, get the Tube Screamer.

      If you want to get the Boss anyway, check a pawn shop. You might find one at this price.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It does not really scream the blues.

      The Digitech Screamin' Blues is below par. I bought it because I heard it was better than Boss's blues driver (standard, unmodified). Well, this stompbox does not really deliver. It has...Read complete review

      The Digitech Screamin' Blues is below par. I bought it because I heard it was better than Boss's blues driver (standard, unmodified). Well, this stompbox does not really deliver. It has loads of treble, which is hard to cut down on. Even by reducing the treble and increasing the bass; the sound is not very pleasant. This pedal seemed to me either really trebly or really muddy. It does not give a good blues tone. It might be able to pull off a good classic rock tone if used with a darker guitar. I use a tele, and it is generally pretty bright. I think the Digitech Bad Monkey is a much better choice for blues players.

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      5.0

      This pedal is as described

      By NitPikenSound

      from Huntington NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Incredible Front End Peda

      Cons

      • I Only Have 1

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Before A Driven Pre Amp
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      My application is in front of a Marshal pre amp and is used to take the power chords or leads over the top. In other words, if your power chords sustain for half a day, this pedal without coloring your sacred, unique sound, will enable you chords and leads to sustain for a full day. My settings are all at 12 o clock. This is my baby. Amazing pedal, amazing price. If used as I use it, I cannot see any other reason for purchasing a different pedal. The search is over!

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Crunchy OD I've ever used!

      By Dan Carroll

      from Albany NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • A Low Knob
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Really Nice Crunch
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light Crunchy Overdrive

        Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I cannot give this pedal enough praise! This and my dynacomp are almost always on on my pedalboard. The settings i've found that work really well (for those of you calling it too harsh) are
        Level- 3:00
        Low- 2:00
        High- 10:00
        Gain- 9:00
        Perfect crunchy blues tone (on a strat through an AC30).
        It replaced my tubescreamer! Buy it now before it gets discovered and the price goes up!

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nearly perfect overdrive/distortion

        By athensattila

        from Athens, OH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            For my guitars (Les Paul and SG) and my rig ('66 40 watt Fender Bandmaster through an Ampeg 4x10 cab) and my style (rock) this pedal gives me not only a great light overdrive but also a rich, fat classic rock distortion. The level dial does A LOT; this thing really boosts your signal. It gives me roughly twice the volume than my Danelectro overdrive pedal. Also this pedal doesn't thin or cut up your tone. I think the lingo here is "transparent". Some overdrive/distortion pedals sound like they just put my guitar tone through a cheese grater. Not this. It sounds like a natural extention of my amp. The bass dial is like the level dial; it's powerful. This pedal enhances the bottom end as well as give the dirt you want. The gain dial is smooth and progressive. At it's lowest position, it provides a subtle break-up great for rock songs with hard strumming. You can still hear every note of the chord. By the 12 o'clock position you'll have enough distortion for gritty palm-muted power chords. Crank it for rock solo work. Also, unlike some pedals which have too many and/or too-small dials, the controls are easy to read and operation doesn't require an owner's manual.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Has my Strat screaming!

            By The Mechanic

            from Home of the blues-Mississippi

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Keeps great strat tone
            • Responsive
            • Responsive pick attack
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Any gigs
            • Events
            • Home Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I've been playing guitar for 44 years.This box is probably the best that I've used.It completes my pedal board.I'm playing it through a 100 watt Fender Frontman.The two most impressive features,to me, are that it doesn't color your tone,and it has such great response to your pick attack.I'm playing it through a clean Fender channel,and it kicks some serious butt.Also,the tone never got muddy.Individual strings were clear as a bell.Though not a pro,I play gigs several times a month.I'll use the Screaming Blues pedal anywhere.What a great value in a OD pedal! If you like hard rock,classic rock,blues rock,or just good ole blues you ought to buy it.

            Comment on this review

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great pedal for what it does

            By Tubatoothpaste

            from Central Illinois

            Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Does a great job at a great price. If you don't already have an overdrive pedal, this is good.

            Pay attention to the other posts that point out this is not a distortion pedal. It's not really that good at distortion. I use a Digitech RP100A with the "Fuzz" setting for that. This pedal boosts your signal and pushes the tubes on your valve amp to dirty it up.

            Like I said earlier, compare reviews on this site and demos on You Tube.
            One more knob than its competitor, the Boss Blues driver. Important to note that this unit can use the same power source as the other digitech machines, including the RP80.

            At first, I didn't know how to use it, so I stashed it in the basement. Recently I retrieved it from its dungeon to try using it to boost my signal into a 1964 Gibson Falcon Crest. Oh, my gosh, this will provide the perfect overdrive sound for a song like Badfinger's "No Matter What."

            Please, before you buy this, look at all the reviews of this pedal, the Bad Monkey, and the Boss Blues Driver, on You Tube, to see what this pedal will do. If you have a tube amp, it will provide just the right amount of dirt for blues and 60's=70's blues rock tunes.

            You will notice that all the YouTube demos start with the knob positions at 12:00. That seems to work pretty well for me as well. The only knob I adjust is the gain, and I usually take it to the 8:30 position.
            The only complaint I have is that the battery connection is not very good. I have to pry the positive connection off with a screwdriver. I recommend that you buy the PSR200 power supoly.
            I don't know for sure, since I don't have these pedals. However, I have watched almost every review on You Tube of this pedal and compared it to reviews of the Bad Monkey, the Tube Screamer, and the Boss Blues Driver.

            If you want to spend more money and get the same results, get the Boss.

            If you want to spend the same money and get a slightly muddier sound, get the Bad Monkey.

            If you want to spend the same money and get a slightly muddier sound, get the Tube Screamer.

            If you want to get the Boss anyway, check a pawn shop. You might find one at this price.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Absolutley Amazing

            By Mat G

            from Colombia MD

            Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Sounds great, Great quality. What else you need?
            Had mine for a few years, never had a problem
            This is an amazing pedal. I would have paid alot more if I had to.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Tried and True

            By Rickles

            from NJ

            Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I've had this pedal since I started playing guitar 5 years ago. I still use it, and people always ask me how I get my lead tones. The secret is this thing, the neck pickup on my strat, (and some delay). Unlike my DS-1 the level knob is POWERFUL. Some distortion pedals (Cough DS-1) max out at the same level as the clean tone. This pedal will push your volume way up there. It's great for huge solos and big powerful rock. I would suggest you try before you buy if possible. It might not be what you are looking for. I have had a love hate period with it, but eventually, I found it's strengths and never looked back. I love my lead tones. (P.s. I think around 2 c'clock is the sweet spot for the gain knob.)

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Finally a pedal with a blues sound

            By Joshua Holcomb

            from lookout, WV

            Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I've played The Boss Blues Pedal And The Zoom Blues Pedal, but they don't have the crunch and beefy thump to them like this pedal does. This pedal gives me the sound I've been looking for and I highly recomend it.

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            5.0

            great pedal

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            i have had this pedal for awhile but being a new guitar player and primarily a drummer ive only really used it on my little 5 watt amp. but i got to plug it into my guitarists pedal board and try it out and i loved it. the fuzz is really nice without being over the top. i didnt get to perfect the highs and lows but the veristility is amazing. i love this pedal and cant waity until i get to use it more.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cant Beat The Price

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            After all the reviews and checkin out videos on Youtube I finally bought the product.. The best thing that attracted me was its sound ... dont know much about the clean sound on the pedal ..but it has a great fuzz and crunch too get... n for the price u cant beat it....I have just recently bought it so dont know much about the wear and tare...But as i said it amazing for the price and sound... But remember it an overdrive and distortion pedal.If u have the Big Bucks then i would recommend the Seymour Duncan Blues tube pedal.. But its literally 4 times the price of this.. But anyways its a great pedal to add on too your pedal board... The Digitech Blues Screamin Rocks

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