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The Pete Cornish SS-2™ satisfies a tremendous void in the Musicians palette of tone colors. Totally different from any overdrive/distortion effect that has ever been previously available; it is amazingly responsive to changes in both Guitar volume and picking articulation. It has the best “bottom end retention” ever heard in an effect, whilst the mid-range is sweet and very transparent. The SS-2™ retains all the tonal nuances of your guitar and is subtle and yet capable of amazing power and sustain. Using the SS-2™ with a clean amp it is possible to progress from subtle overdriven amp sounds, through rhythmic crunch, up to a blues' lead. The tonal characteristics and dynamics of the guitar are maintained even when using this pedal at its maximum gain.
The input to this unique device is our universally acclaimed High Impedance, Unity Gain, Class A, Buffer Preamp with it's superior RFI rejecting capability (to eliminate Radio Station interference) and Low Impedance Audio output, allowing the use of extended cable runs from the SS-2™ in bypass mode. The fixed High Impedance load presented to the Guitar allows the pickups to operate at their optimum, even when several effects units are connected after the SS- 2™. The Unity Gain Buffer also prevents "Ghost Distortion" being audible in Bypass Mode. This effect unit gets the most benefit from being fed into a clean, full frequency response amplifier and I recommend that when you receive your pedal you connect it up without anything else in line, just Guitar/Pedal/Amp, and discover the way the controls interact, both with themselves and the guitar/amp controls. Then adding the rest of your effects, you may find that you need to make slight adjustments to these as they are now being fed with a constant signal when the SS-2™ is in Bypass Mode
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