Browne Amps The Gritador (Tubescreamer)
We won't beat around the bush on this because we both know what classic circuit inspired this pedal. From Stevie Ray Vaughn to John Mayer, the Tube Screamer has been part of more recordings than any other overdrive pedal. This version, however, is the version that our resident genius-in-chief has tweaked to perfection. He dialed in the midrange to be more nuanced. You still get that classic midrange bump but without some of the inherent nasaliness that can sometimes plague this circuit. He altered the clipping to be slightly less symmetrical. He also tweaked the low end to give it more fullness while still maintaining a tight and punchy low end.
Why Gritador? Because it means “screamer” in Portuguese.
This is Dave's favorite version of his favorite overdrive.
Just plug it in and let go. I promise you - this thing SCREAMS.
The dimensions of the Gritador are 4.8” x 2.64” x 1.6” (2.25” with knobs) and is powered by a 9V power supply with draw of 20mA. It has soft switching with an adjustable startup state and a beautiful glossy Bullfrog Belly Green, keeping the Gritador in the militaristic aesthetic loved by fans of Browne Amplification.