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BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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The music of Gus G and his band Firewind can be described as melodic, soaring and punishing - in short, metal masterpieces. But just as Gus is shapin...Click To Read More About This Product

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Experience Gus G's vision for modern metal with this punishing overdrive.

The music of Gus G and his band Firewind can be described as melodic, soaring and punishing - in short, metal masterpieces. But just as Gus is shaping the bleeding edge of metal, he is deeply passionate about its roots, as evidenced by his scoring the coveted gig as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne.

Gus' gear reflects his passion, inspired by the classics and updated for a new level of sophistication and musical expression. BBE stompboxes share his ethos, born out of respect and appreciation for the classics while pushing forward, evolving the breed. Gus' new G Screamer signature overdrive is a thundering example. For years, the BBE Green Screamer was Gus' overdrive pedal of choice. But working closely with BBE's legendary mastermind Paul Gagon, Gus has now dialed in his tone still more, for solos that power his vision for the modern metal realm:

"BBE's Green Screamer is the one pedal I always had to have with me. When I'm soloing, the Green Screamer gives me that extra kick I need, a great combination of meaty gain and harmonics that drive my amp's tubes harder for a really thick, punishing tone. But it's not just an old school wall of distortion. It's complex and sophisticated, never ragged.

"The Green Screamer was working great for me, but I had ideas about how to make it even better for my tone. Paul Gagon and I collaborated and we modified the input driver to the distortion circuit so that more lower-mid harmonics are focused where I want them. Now my new G Screamer pedal lets me drive even more harmonics, and they're focused right where I need them to be for a cleaner, tighter distortion. The G Screamer delivers explosive power with precision. It's my new weapon."

FEATURES
  • Gain, level and tone controls
  • Modified classic sequential-diode distortion circuit for focused tone
  • 1mOhms input impedance for proper pickup loading
  • 10kOhms output impedance when engaged
  • 1% metal-film resistors for consistency
  • High-voltage poly caps for better tone
  • Military-spec circuit board for reliability
  • Blue status LED for high visibility and low-power consumption
  • Easy access battery compartment
  • True hardwire bypass
  • 5-year warranty

Want a screaming lead tone like Gus G'? Order now.

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BBEG Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Responsive (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
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    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Vs. BBE Green Screamer

I did a head-to-head with the original BBE Green Screamer. I bought this because I thought that a very good pedal after the Gus G. treatment would be a great pedal for my kind...Read complete review

I did a head-to-head with the original BBE Green Screamer. I bought this because I thought that a very good pedal after the Gus G. treatment would be a great pedal for my kind of metal. That's not exactly what I discovered.

Compared to it's parent pedal, the G Screamer has more boom. The lower-mids just seemed consistently elevated no matter what I adjusted on the pedal, amp, or guitar. I tried this with various guitars and pickups, and the results were consistent. The original Green Screamer had a clearer high through mid, and I got better articulation over all out of it. Equal volumes on the pedals brought a louder sound from the original.

If you liked the original but are looking for an "Ultra Green Screamer", this pedal isn't it. That's not to say this pedal was bad; it's different and not what I was looking for.

I do recommend this pedal because it wasn't a bad pedal at all, but it will not be for everyone. Speed, prog, and power players will probably fare best with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very weak and mild

When I purchased this pedal I was hoping to use it as a backup for my Tech 21 - British pedal, but the pedal was so very soft compared to my British pedal that...Read complete review

When I purchased this pedal I was hoping to use it as a backup for my Tech 21 - British pedal, but the pedal was so very soft compared to my British pedal that it wasn't useful at all.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Vs. BBE Green Screamer

By Redman

from Hartsville, SC

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Weak Compared To Original

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

I did a head-to-head with the original BBE Green Screamer. I bought this because I thought that a very good pedal after the Gus G. treatment would be a great pedal for my kind of metal. That's not exactly what I discovered.

Compared to it's parent pedal, the G Screamer has more boom. The lower-mids just seemed consistently elevated no matter what I adjusted on the pedal, amp, or guitar. I tried this with various guitars and pickups, and the results were consistent. The original Green Screamer had a clearer high through mid, and I got better articulation over all out of it. Equal volumes on the pedals brought a louder sound from the original.

If you liked the original but are looking for an "Ultra Green Screamer", this pedal isn't it. That's not to say this pedal was bad; it's different and not what I was looking for.

I do recommend this pedal because it wasn't a bad pedal at all, but it will not be for everyone. Speed, prog, and power players will probably fare best with it.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very weak and mild

By Tulsa Guitar Man

from Tulsa, Ok

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not Much Gain At All
    • Not Responsive
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      When I purchased this pedal I was hoping to use it as a backup for my Tech 21 - British pedal, but the pedal was so very soft compared to my British pedal that it wasn't useful at all.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pure Metal

      By PT

      from NY

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great for boosting your Solo or enhancing your heavy rhythm riff. Great boost pedal.

         
        5.0

        Has a certian sound

        By SamIAM

        from USA

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The pedal will add that extra grit when needed.
          Get one!

           
          5.0

          Awesome distortion boost.

          By Omnic

          from Northeast Arkansas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Simple controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            If you're looking for a straight heavy distortion pedal, this isn't it. It has a really nice dirty tone to it that could be used in more melodic parts of songs before the heavy stuff hits.

            Where it shines is as a boost to an actual heavy distortion pedal. I paired it with a few different distortion pedals and each time it made the tone sound fuller and more responsive. In case you're wondering what pedals I used, they were a DOD Death Metal pedal and a Korg multieffects pedal. Haven't tried it with my amp's built in distortion yet, but I see no reason why it wouldn't do the same.

            So to finish, buy this as a boost to another distortion pedal, not as a stand alone.

             
            4.0

            Gus G Screamer

            By E Sharp

            from Boise, Id

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Limited Selection Of Effects
            • Not Responsive

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal is good but not great. It fell short of having a screamer in the name. I like the sound but I find it unresponsive with control knobs. Also sound is a little anemic.It is bulit good and it feels rugged. The price I paid was very good so I dont feel remorse buying it.

             
            5.0

            Definitely a great pedal for anyone!

            By MEH

            from Littlestown, PA

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Selection Of Effects

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            It's a stompbox pedal, with distortion. The design is slick and has a great scale length.

             
            4.0

            Nice little overdrive pedal

            By D.B.

            from New Hampshire

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I like the small footprint of this pedal. I have the BBE Green Screamer, but its really big, this is about half the size. Even though the description makes it sound like this is a juiced up Green Screamer, I don't think they sound similar. The Gus G seems to have less highs and more upper mids. It also seems to have less low gain boost on tap. If you looking for an economical tube screamer alternative this probably isn't the pedal for you. There are some good sounds available if you play with the settings, sometimes it seemed that tweaking one knob had a different outcome than I expected. I suspect that like the classic yellow DOD overdrive, this pedal would probably sound bad with most solid state amps. I wish this came with an AC adapter like other BBE pedals but for the current price I can't really complain.

                 
                4.0

                Excellent overdrive!

                By Wiry

                from Tacoma, WA

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Full Bypass

                Cons

                • Not Rugged

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                The construction is a little light-weight, but the overdrive sounds are great, and the bypass switch seems sturdy.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Killer Screamer

                By Espcaparison

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Stacked with a high gain pedal and it screams....

                   
                  5.0

                  great for price

                  By josh

                  from ct

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about BBE G Screamer OG-1 Gus G Signature Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Good for use on the bridge pick up. It's a easy to use pedal and since I got it for as a stupid deal, I couldn't pass it up at such a low price.

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