Pete Cornish Effect Pedals - G-2/SS-3 Duplex Pedal
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This rare Pete Cornish G-2/SS-3 Duplex really is everything it's cracked up to be. Cornish pedals are becoming harder to get your hands on, with some folks claiming wait times of up to five years to experience the Cornish magic—part of rock from Pink Floyd's David Gilmour to the Police and Black Sabbath. Here's a unique opportunity to get not only one, but two of his most popular effects units in a single case. Summon everything from the crunchiest crunch to soaring, molten-lava leads knowing you've also got a rare piece of rock history.
The first half of this pedal—the Cornish G-2—gives you a higher level of overdrive for that classic cranked-up Marshall sound (think most British rock records of the '70s). It starts with a warm, Germanium quality and continues in controllable degrees to a rounded but dynamic lead. It features a four-stage overdriven discrete transistor circuit with additional Germanium components that generate much warmer sounding harmonics that most distortion units just can't touch. Seriously. Not to mention, within the huge sound, your original guitar tone and dynamics are still present.
The SS-3 half is great for crunchy rhythm and a nice thick, bluesy lead. The sound is very much like an overdriven vintage valve amp, with a little less gain on tap than the G-2 half. Stellar bottom end retention with sweet mid-range that is super transparent. Using the SS-3 with a clean amp, you can get everything from subtle overdriven amp sounds, to rhythmic crunch, to a gainy blues lead. The tonal characteristics and dynamics of the guitar are maintained, even when using this pedal at its maximum gain. The LO-CUT control (what makes this different from the SS-2) provides an attenuation of -20dB at 60 Hz when set fully counter clockwise. Set fully clockwise the Lo-Cut control returns the frequency response to that of the original SS-2. The Hi-Cut facility on the SS-3 has been designed to provide an attenuation of -14dB at 6KHz when set fully counter clockwise. Set fully clockwise, it provides a +6dB Boost to the Harmonic Content of the signal. Lots of room to experiment to find your optimum settings.
Used by some of rock's most influential guitar players, this Pete Cornish G-2/SS-3 Duplex is in Excellent Plus condition, with the only real sign of use being a tiny bit of wear on the bottom foam feet (see photo). Includes original box and all documentation. Pedal collectors and ceaseless tone chasers, here's your chance to grab the real deal.