Swiss-army knife of overdrives (Kirk Hammett signature)
Conceived in the dark depths of Kirk Hammett’s mind, an iconic circuit has been pushed to perfection and equipped with 5 switches to give you the ultimate control over your tone.
"You’ll be hard pressed to find a more versatile overdrive."
– Premier Guitar Magazine
The Ghoul Screamer is a multipurpose pedal, a true utility knife of overdrives. The dramatic versatility of the controls spans from a clean boost all the way to a massive overdrive.
"When it comes to boosting and tightening up metal tones, the Ghoul Screamer is among the best TS-alikes we've used."
– Music Radar
In addition to the three standard controls (Drive, Tone, Volume) five mini toggle switches have been added, offering enhancement for Bass, Highs, and Body, as well as two variations of Compression.
This hugely enhances your sound palette and elevates the Ghoul Screamer to the highest class of stage and studio gear.
The ghoulish face on the pedal's enclosure was created by San Francisco's tattoo artist Tim Lehi. Like all KHDK pedals, the Ghoul Screamer is proudly handcrafted and quality-tested in Kentucky, USA.
The KHDK Ghoul Screamer is powered by a single 9V battery. You can access the battery connection by unscrewing the bottom plate of the pedal enclosure. Alternatively, plug in an external 9V DC (center negative) power supply.
"Extra control options make this one of the best classic Ibanez Tube Screamer-style pedals."Read the full review
"It's rare to come across a pedal quite so instantly gratifying."Read the full review
"It's a potential lifesaver in changing backline situations."Read the full review
"There are comparisons to a “Tube Screamer on steroids,” but it’s more akin to a “Tube Screamer that’s actually a Skynet T-800 Terminator. Great sound, excellent gain selection."Read the full review
"When it comes to boosting and tightening up metal tones, the Ghoul Screamer is among the best TS-alikes we've used."Read the full review
"Gold Award for Ghoul Screamer – It's a very versatile variation of the popular three-knob Screamer-style overdrive."Read the full review
"If you're looking for an all-in-one overdrive that will give you maximum control...you might just find what you’re looking for."Read the full review
"The Ghoul Screamer should be judged on its merits -- and those are simply fantastic. It is the Swiss Army Knife of 808 homages."Read the full review
"There are so many flavours of TS-type pedals out there, why not have them all in one box? The Ghoul is a great studio tool that can adapt to any rig."
"Such a sick tone!"
"The Ghoul Screamer shows some very interesting results when used with a baritone guitar."
"I'm loving this pedal!"
"We used and abused the Ghoul Screamer on the new album."
"This thing is fierce!"
"Love this thing!"
"Unlimited options of versatility and unparalleled construction...truly made for the road and studio!"
"It's a tube screamer on steroids."
"I should have had the Ghoul Screamer 20 years ago, my sound and playing and life would be better!"