KHDK Ghoul Screamer
Ghoul Screamer by KHDK Electronics
Conceived in the dark depths of Kirk Hammett’s mind and forged in the secret laboratories of KHDK, an iconic circuit has been perfected to achieve its full potential and create the ultimate tone, with all the control in your hands.
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Stop Searching for Your Tone: Create it.
Hang on. The Ghoul Screamer has five switches? Really, five?
Many artists know the pain of an endless hunt for their perfect tone. You buy a pedal and plug in. It sounds amazing. Except for, you want just a little more bass, a slightly fuller body, a more open tone and about “this” much less drive. So you sell the pedal and keep searching.
Sounds familiar? Some people search their whole lives. And we know how it feels.
Which is why we made the Ghoul: the perfect tool to complete your sonic dreams and create the tone you want. And that is why we needed not three, not four, but five switches: each of them an essential component in sculpting the perfect tone. One by one, they enhance the defining components of your tone, as you mold the resulting blend with an alchemist’s’ precision.
Craft Your Perfect Tone
The five switches might be overwhelming to some. But hey – standing face to face with a Ghoul is no laughing matter.
We recommend that you begin by placing all five switches in the “up” position. In this mode, the Ghoul works as a perfect tube screamer. But you want more, don’t you? Listen to how your tone changes as you turn the switches on. One by one, you enhance its bass, highs, body and compression. Can you hear it grow?
This will not only give you total control over the resulting sound but also an intimate knowledge of the components of your tone, making it truly unique, perfectly complementing your signal chain.
Once you’ve found the perfect setting for your Ghoul, keep it there. You now own a totally unique screamer, complete with ghoulish undernotes of a madman’s shriek.
The Ghoul Screamer was engineered to work excellently with any guitar, amp, pedal & pickup setup.
CONTROLS 1. Drive Controls the gain of the circuit. On lower Drive settings, the Ghoul Screamer works as a clean boost with a characteristic mid hump. For more distortion turn the Drive control higher to increase the harmonics, compression and power. 2. Volume Controls the overall output volume of the Ghoul Screamer. 3. Tone A very effective active high-frequency tone control. At 12 o’clock it’s neutral. Turned clockwise it becomes raw, aggressive and helps your tone cut through. Turned counterclockwise it cuts the highs for a more mellow and warm tone. 4. Bass Switch When activated, it enhances the low frequencies, thickens the tone and adds a massive bottom end. Ideal for instruments with a sharp tone and a weaker output. 5. High Switch Expands the Tone potentiometer to reach towards higher frequencies, enhancing the brilliance and the clean tonal quality and helps less sharp instruments to be heard. 6. Body Switch Improves the tonal response in the mids as well as the tightness and penetration of your tone in the mix. This mode is particularly effective when used with low tuned or seven-string guitars. 7. Compression Switches select between three types of tonal character and compression. The lowest setting (1) offers a soft and warm compression, reminiscent of vintage pedals. The highest setting (3) offers a transparent tone with an aggressive expression rich in harmonics. The compression and tone are reminiscent of an iconic modified British stack. The medium setting offers a balanced blend of modes (1) and (3). The different compression modes will change your output volume, use your Volume control to adjust.
KHDK Electronics warranties are in effect for 5 years from the date of purchase for all new equipment (This warranty is transferred to the new owner in the unlikely event you sell the pedal on). Repairs within this period will be free of charge if the problem is from a manufacturing defect and is not caused by the end user. Unauthorized modifications (that have not been previously confirmed in writing by us), to any product from the KDHK Electronics range will void the warranty immediately. This warranty condition is absolute.
Returns and Exchanges
There are a few important things to keep in mind when returning a product you purchased. You can return your purchase within 14 days for full refund. After this return period, you have an additional 14 days to exchange your purchase or return for store credit. Items must be returned with original packaging in NEW condition. Some conditions apply. See FAQ for full details.
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Free Delivery is available for most orders over $200 in Canada before taxes*. Our default shipping is Canada Post Regular Parcel which includes delivery confirmation. Delivery takes on average 4-6 business days in Canada. You may select an alternate shipping method for an additional fee at the checkout stage. *Amplifiers do not qualify for free shipping. Our apologies, but those things weigh a ton.
For orders to the United States, we use USPS Tracked Packet delivery service, which includes delivery confirmation and takes on average 6 business days. You may select an alternate shipping method for an additional fee at the checkout stage.
International delivery is available. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a custom quote.
The No. 2 is KHDK’s original Clean Boost, utilizing the strength of KHDK’s unique circuit. Providing a warm, tube-like boost, it was designed for those who appreciate a natural and subtle gain. Best used as a tool for shaping your tone on a quality all-tube amp, the No. 2 allows the organic and transparent EQ controls to fully develop your tone.
Made in the USA.
No.1 is the original KHDK Overdrive. Powered by our unique proprietary circuit, the No.1 was born from years of passion and sweat, experimenting and tweaking with the tones we heard, loved and set out to perfect.
As versatile as it is bold, the No.1 is designed in the spirit of an overdriven tube amp. It features two gain controls which cascade the gain stages for a rich and harmonic overdrive. Gain one controls the first gain stage from a pure clean boost to a naturally compressing overdrive. Gain two shares one knob with the Bass control. It cleverly controls the gain and the low end of the next gain stage, which adds rich harmonics, bottom end and natural tube-like saturation to your tone. It is designed as an active high-pass filter for the second gain stage and will allow you to set the amount of bottom end with precision.
Made in the USA.