Pete Cornish CC-1 (Used)


We're thrilled to have recently taken in a batch of used Pete Cornish pedals!

For those new to this legendary effects wizard, let's just say Pete is the man all the pros turn to. We don't mean said pros pose in magazine ads holding his pedals and that's that, Pete designs and builds the touring pedalboards for...ready for it? Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Brian May, Mark Knopfler, Robert Fripp, Steve Hacket, Andy Summers, Chrissie Hynde, Robbie McIntosh, Tony goes on and on. You get the idea. These are serious, pro-level pedals. 

The CC-1 reminds us a bit of a really good Tube Screamer, though ending the description there would sell it short. It has a similar smooth style of overdrive that almost sounds like a clean amp and distorted amp run together. Brilliant for rhythm work as complex voices sound articulate and clear, never muddy. Lead work benefits from a bump in midrange and sustain - again, think really great Tube Screamer. Here's the official description from Pete's website:

"The CC-1 features two fixed low gain soft clipping stages preceded by a variable gain (max +22db) linear preamp to compensate for low output pickups and provide extra drive to the soft clipping stages if required. The advantage of using two low gain soft clipping stages rather than hard diode clipping is that they are effectively (and automatically) removed from the audio path when the signal level drops below their transition point - ensuring a complete "cleanup" if the guitar volume is reduced. As the signal level increases due to stronger playing the soft clips gradually engage and start to add harmonics - more single = more harmonics - but the loudness continues to increase as there is no clamping of the single peaks. Dynamics are therefor preserved and superb musicality results.

Told you Pete was the man! Looking for the best of the best? Give this a shot, you won't be disappointed. 


**Pedal only, no box or literature. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.

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