OK - Talk Me Out of Buying a Skreddy Screw Driver

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Marc Roy, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Marc Roy

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    Damn Gas...

    Just saw a YouTube video demo of the Screw Driver, and while I'm not really a fuzz fan (cool for some things, but just not my sound), I'm curious about this one, really curious. There were a lot of fuzz tones in the video, but it also copped a vintage ZZ Top kind of tone which was really cool, especially using a Strat.

    Anyways, this is the video I'm talking about. I believe it's from someone who posts here.

    http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=IU7T8gufBWE

    The tone I'm referring to occurs at 1:42 in the video. To me, that's a killer classic rock/blues rock tone right there. I want that, or a reasonable facsimile.:)

    I'm using a Suhr Strat through a Dr. Z Maz 38, usually set for a clean, sparkly tone. My main OD is an OceanEFX Pearl Drive (killer pedal). It would be nice to get something different on my board. What's the Screw Drive like as an OD? I keep hearing it's one of the most touch sensitive boxes out there. How's the low end? How does it clean up?

    I searched the forum and this thing gets glowing reviews. Really thinking about pulling the trigger. I guess I just need to be re-assured one last time. Thanks.
     
  2. Blunder

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    Do it! You will NOT be sorry. The best dirt box I have ever played.
     
  3. Blues Wail

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    I have ordered one.:BITCH:hide
     
  4. bloodlemons

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    I have never heard a single bad thing about the Screw Driver.
     
  5. Blues Wail

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    :banana:)
     
  6. dividedsky

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    Don't do it. It sucks.
     
  7. bloodlemons

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    Ho, SNAP!
     
  8. Last Nerve

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    You wanna be talked OUT of buying one?!!??!

    Dude, you're focked! :)

    Wait, wait....I can talk you out of buying a Screw Driver:
    buy the Screw Driver DELUXE!! :D
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Seegs

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    the fuzziness is controlled by the knob furthest on the right (sharpness?)...CCW it adds bass to the input signal which causes the tone to fuzz out...rotating CW subracts bass and adds articulation/high end and takes away the fuzziness...from 12oc on is where the classic rock tones live...

    a couple of trimpots let you fine tune the pregain and highend/treble to your setup...doesn't lose bass or thin out to my ear...sits very nicely in the mix with lots of harmonic content...

    its an amazing od pedal...especially for all the classic rock rhythm tones of the 60/70s...great touch sensitive solo tones as well...cleans up nicely with volumn reduction on the guitar and sounds great with hums or single coils...

    very nice pedal...

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
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  10. sxt

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    Can a Screw Driver "emulate" a TS ? ...
     
  11. Marc Roy

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    I like the sound of that. I love that 70's Skynyrd/ZZ Top/Bad Company classic rock tone. I'm waiting for Brad to get back to me. Tonefactor is out of stock at the moment, but I'm thinking of pulling the trigger as soon as he gets them in.
     
  12. geetarman

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    You can actually dial it pretty close.
     
  13. TooManyHobbies

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    Please tell me this is a joke! (As I run to reconfigure my board to make room)
     
  14. sxt

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    Totally ACE ....
     
  15. E Baxter Put

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    I sold mine. It sounded nice and definitely was high quality, but it just wasn't my sound. Too smooth even with the sharpness way up. It also sounded tiny compared to my Skreddy Ernie. But to be fair, everything sounds tiny compared to the Ernie. The screw driver sounded like a nice fuzz to me, and I prefer wyld, nastee, huge fuzzes.
     
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    I WILL have one of those! Curse you Last Nerve!:drool
     
  18. Blunder

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    It is no joke. I sent my SD to Marc and he's upgrading it to the Deluxe.:BEER
     
  19. Blunder

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    I had been thinking about asking Marc to do this for awhile, but just never followed thru with it. ....until I saw Last Nerve's. Then it was all over.
     
  20. BluesHarp

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    Im feeling left out... cant wait untill mine is here!
     

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