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DigiTech DSB Screamin' Blues Overdrive Analog Distortion Pedal

3.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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  • Controls: Level, Low, High, Gain
  • Dual Outputs for amp and direct recording
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Product Description

Product Description

DigiTech Screamin Blues Overdrive Distortion Pedal brings powerfully dynamic blues grit to your rig. The Screamin' Blues Overdrive-Distortion pedal is for those guitarists who need a responsive pedal that recognizes the intricate playing dynamics that comes with being a blues man. Blues players from all around have shown their love and respect to the Screamin' Blues for giving them the most control of tone possible in a compact low cost overdrive. It's all in how you play it, strumming lightly will give you a mild, warm overdrive sound, but push the gain and pound the strings and you've got a heavy sustaining, dirty blues tone that screams with all the ultra-rich harmonics you can handle. DigiTech Screamin Blues Features Level, Low/High and Gain adjustments to dial in your sound Dual Outputs Amp output for connecting directly to a guitar amplifier Mixer output for connecting directly to a mixing board or recording device Cabinet Emulated Circuitry for mixer output Hours of playtime from one 9-volt battery 6-year warranty (register through the mail or DigiTech's website)

From the Manufacturer

The Screamin' Blues Overdrive / Distortion is designed for guitarists who need a pedal that responds to playing dynamics. Blues players in particular will love how the Screamin' Blues gives them total control of their tone. Playing lightly gives you a mild overdrive, but dialing up the gain and digging in hard will make the Screamin' Blues sing with ultra-rich harmonics and sustain.

Features

  • Level controls distortion output level.
  • Low adjusts boost and cut of bass frequencies.
  • High adjusts boost and cut of upper harmonics.
  • Gain sets the maximum distortion amount when playing your hardest.
  • Dual Outputs. The Amp output is for connecting directly to a guitar amplifier. The Mixer output features Cabinet Emulation circuitry for connecting directly to a mixing board or recording device.

Product Information

Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 5.9 x 2.5 x 3.6 inches
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B0002F4VC6
Item model number DSB Screamin' Blues Pedal
Batteries 1 9V batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #46,574 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#11,860 in Musical Instruments > Instrument Accessories > Guitar & Bass Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com April 13, 2004

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DigiTech is a company that gets a lot of flak from guitar effects "elitists" for two primary reasons: (1) They are a mass-produced, "cheap" effects pedal manufacturer (similar to the criticisms of Boss; (2) They absorbed much of the catalog of the now-defunct DOD pedal company, which made a lot of inexpensive, yet often poor, pedals in terms of reliability and tone. I am increasingly of the opinion that these criticisms are no longer fair. While the "digital" X-Series offered by DigiTech (Hot Rod, Tone Driver, Distortion Factory, etc) is somewhat of a mixed bag, DigiTech does offer a number of excellent analog pedals, such as the Hot Head, Bad Monkey, and Screamin' Blues, which are basically modified versions of the Boss DS-1, Ibanez TS-9, and Boss BD-2, respectively.

So why consider a Screamin' Blues instead of the Boss BD-2 Blues Driver? First, it's cheaper. Most of the DigiTech pedals can be had for $50 or less new, or often in the $20-$40 range used, which is about as good of a price as you could expect. Second, it actually offers two features that the BD-2 does not have: a split mixer/amp output jack, and a two-band tone control that allows you to dial up (or down) the bass.

The latter of these "improvements" is critical to the success of the pedal. Both the Blues Driver and Screamin' Blues start from a Tubescreamer platform, but offer additional gain and an overall brighter sound. The Screamin' Blues can actually become fairly raucous if you turn up the gain, much more so than a Tubescreamer. In my opinion, this pedal has more output than a Tubescreamer, and therefore, would work better as a booster for amps or other pedals. High notes really sing on this pedal, and there's even enough gain to do blues and rock rhythm parts without adding other effects.
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Buy it, you won't regret it. This pedal is a smokin' deal and built very sturdy from what appears to be cast metal. I run energizer 9Vs in it and they last a long time. This pedal crushes the competition in its price range, at least up to $100 pedals. The little Screamin' Blues pedal adds a boatload of warmth to my solid state amp (Crate GFX-30) and has quiet operation. Output (LEVEL) is generous, so can be used effectively as a boost pedal. The EQ is limited in options (LOW/HIGH), but decent and quite sensitive. The GAIN on this little honey shames my Boss DS-1 and is much fuller and fatter with a tube like warmth to it. To me, the unit really shines at low to mid GAIN settings with it's tube-like sound qualities. Check out Gearmandude on youtube for his testing and positive review of it (you know, the guy that sounds EXACTLY like Jack Black, has tons of pedals and expensive guitars, but "isn't' Jack, yeah whatever).
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Great pedal! I have used this for years, and it has really good sound with my studio amp/ LesPaul. Buy the ac adapter though, it'll save you some headaches when the 9v battery dies :P

Would buy again!
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great for low gain to high gain distortions. if you crank it up all the way you can get that Corrosion of Conformity's American Volume Dealer blusey distortion. I love this thing it has that in your face smokey distortion. A must have!
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Been playing since the 70s and needed a pedal on a budget to replace a flaky TS-7. Tried several, including OD-3, BD-2, SD-1 & DN-2 through several Fender tube amps (I use a PRRI). This was the pedal I chose, and it gets used every gig.
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Great pedal. I love the blues tone I can get from it. That with its fair price makes it hard to compete with. I like to daisy chain it to an equalizer pedal for ultimate control.

The pedal is high quality. It is metal and heavy.... heavy metal if you will, not like that cheap plastic that a lot of pedals are being made out of now-a-days. You don't have to be afraid about stomping on it in the heat of the moment and breaking it. The battery lasts fairly long and the battery life/on indicator light works well.

I would recommend this product.
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Very nice overdrive , not a metal pedal at all but it doesnt claim to be. It's one of those things where you should check it out first. But it seems well made and it is quite useful
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Inexpensive in price only. This is a great pedal that offers a variety of tones. It's sturdy, easy to set up, and works great, right out of the box. Super fast Amazon delivery.
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