Kirk Hammet in collaboration with David Karon started a new venture – a pedal company KHDK Electronics. With a great start, KHDK released Kirk’s signature Ghoul Screamer pedal last year. It’s more of a tube screamer like pedal which not only boosts but comes with the feature of adjusting EQ. It’s not just a tube screamer but does the job of a classic overdrive pedal too.
With no surprise the pedal has Tone, Drive and Volume knobs. The innovative thing in this pedal are the five mini toggle switches for bass, treble, mids and variations of compression. It has two green LED’s that lets you know that it is engaged.
The drive control has pretty wide range from soft tone to aggressive drives. The Ghoul screamer sounds great with just the regular tone and drive control tweaking but the mini toggle switches make the tone more lively and balanced. It has Bass, Treble, Body and two compression switches.