Electro-Harmonix Screaming Tree
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Electro-Harmonix Screaming Tree

Screaming Tree, Guitar/Bass booster from Electro-Harmonix.

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moosers 27/04/2010

Electro-Harmonix Screaming Tree : la opinión de moosers (content in English)

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The Electro-Harmonix Screaming Tree is a simple treble booster pedal that I have experience using with electric guitar. I wouldn't recommend using it for other instruments, but I haven't tried it so I can't really speak first hand about it. I believe that there a number of different Screaming Trees out there, but the one I've used is the original. The pedal has standard 1/4" connections for input and output and isn't rack mountable.

UTILIZATION

Using the Electro-Harmonix Screaming Tree is about as simple as using any other pedal out there. There is just one parameter that controls the level of boosting desired, and that's it. It does also have a switch for on/off in addition the pedal to stomp on that does the same thing. There really isn't anything else to know about the pedal, so a manual isn't necessary unless you had some sort of a technical issue.

SOUND QUALITY

Aside from being quite noisy, the Electro-Harmonix Screaming Tree does a great job in terms of giving your signal that extra boost. I've tried the pedal with a Fender Jazzmaster a '76 Fender Twin Reverb for a recording session, but we ended up not using it because of the noise factor. However, I was impressed with it's tone quality and have come to the conclusion that it would be best suited for a live rig where noise might not be as big of an issue like it would be in the studio. I guess it's just the nature of older pedals to be noisy, but perhaps it was the whole rig we were using. Since I liked the sound a good deal, in the future I hope to be able to try it out within a different context to see what the results would be.

OVERALL OPINION

I don't think that getting your hands on the Electro-Harmonix Screaming Tree would be an easy thing to do, as I haven't seen many of these around in studios or in people's live rigs. However, I would recommend at least doing some research on it if you're in the market for an older treble booster pedal. While there is definitely a lot of character to the Screaming Tree, I'm not convinced that it is the best pedal to be used in the studio because of the noise...