This is gonna be fun: Kirk Hammett and David Karon (Washburn) have collaborated on a new overdrive pedal which seems to take its cues from the Ibanez Tube Screamer but with plenty of twists and turns. Interesting to see that it has compression controls too. More info on the Ghoul Screamer here, but here’s the press release:
Guitarists of the world, this Halloween, 2015 will bring the consummate treat: KHDK’s Ghoul Screamer guitar pedal. Conceived by guitar legend Kirk Hammett and designed by KHDK laboratories, the Ghoul Screamer is the perfect multipurpose guitar pedal, designed for the true guitar gearhead. The pedal will be available for purchase October 31. Of the Ghoul Screamer, iconic guitarist and KHDK co-founder Kirk Hammett commented: “I’m excited as HELL!” KHDK co-founder and industry vet David Karon added: “Kirk had a very specific vision for the Ghoul, to perfect a circuit loved by generations and create massive tones that redefine overdrive.”
The Ghoul Screamer guitar pedal possesses dramatic versatility with controls spanning from a clean boost all the way to a massive overdrive. In addition to the three standard controls (drive, tone and volume), five more switches have been added to the Ghoul Screamer to greatly expand the sound palette — bass switch, high switch, body switch, compression switches and foot switch. “With Kirk’s diverse tones in mind, we knew he needed a Swiss Army knife of overdrives. Under his direction, we achieved and surpassed his vision with the Ghoul Screamer,” noted Antonin Salva, KHDK’s chief engineer.
Founded by legendary METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and industry vet David Karon, KHDK Electronics is a brand new boutique guitar effects maker. Working with world-renowned musicians to develop their products, KHDK stands for an exclusive lifestyle brand which caters to artists who are not afraid to push the envelope. Over the past few years, KHDK has relentlessly refined and polished their vision with pain-staking detail. From conception to prototype each product has been carefully crafted by engineer Antonin Salva and hand-tested by a family-run manufacturer in Paducah, Kentucky.
Hammett needs no introduction. As lead guitarist for METALLICA for more than three decades, Hammett has sold hundreds of millions of albums, toured the world many times over and has been awarded multiple Grammy Awards and is regularly listed as one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. Karon has had decades of experience creating iconic products for the biggest names in music. With KHDK, he gives artists an independent platform for turning their creative visions into reality and delivering the highest class of stage and audio gear.
For more information, visit www.khdkelectronics.com