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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 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.

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

FEATURES

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Power supply: 9V alkaline dry battery Power consumption: 4.8 W (PS200R power supply sold separately) Battery life: Approx. 18 hours with continuous usage Weight: 1.38 lb.
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DigiTechScreamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 69 reviews)

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    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (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

versatile sound options with separate bass and treble

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from Bend Or.

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I like this pedal for a little more dirt on my 100wt Marshall

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    5.0

    Great Blues/Rock Pedal

    By 

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal pleasantly surprised me! Very nice build quality, tons of sustain and great tone.

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      4.0

      Great pedal

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      from Folsom, CA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Great extra punch

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          4.0

          Tones for less money

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          from Indiana

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This is a nice, less expensive alternative to a Boss Blues Driver. The Digitech pedal provides the advantage of an extra knob to dial in your EQ. Gain wise it goes much farther than I expected. When dialed up it provides much more gain than I prefer. I don't care for the sound of the pedal when the gain is dialed up past 3 o'clock. But before 3 o'clock it sounds really good. This is my personal opinion, yours may differ. If you are looking for an OD that isn't based on a Tubescreamer, The Screamin' Blues is a nice alternative.

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              5.0

              Realy Stupid

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              from Wilmington

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                It was a SDOTD and figured why not. I added this to my pedal board and was honestly surprised. Great bluesy effects and more with a little fiddling. I have used it with a Gibson LP Standard, Studio, Epi 335 and Gretsch. All sound great. So far no issues, no popping sound switching on and off. Great buy for the money.

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                5.0

                Mixer Out is why I buy DigiTech

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                from San Diego, CA

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                Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I own the DigiTech Death Metal, Hot Rod, and Screamin' Blues pedals. They all sound different. They all sound great. And I love the mixer out feature for recording.

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                3.0

                Screaming Blues Overdrive pedal

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                from Omaha Ne.

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Price
                • Good sound quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Selection Of Effects

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I was a little disappointed with the effects sound. Not a whole lot different from my guitar sound but it did carry the tone longer for the string bends.. Overall it's a good pedal for the price. I was expecting a little more blues sound.

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                2.0

                Look Elsewhere

                By 

                from Orlando, FL

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DigiTech Screamin' Blues Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    The tone is thin and tinny with an annoying "aftertaste." Not at all like the warm tone of an overdriven tube amp playing blues. Very disappointing. Look elsewhere.

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                    5.0

                    This pedal is as described

                    By 

                    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!

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                    5.0

                    Best Crunchy OD I've ever used!

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                    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!

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