The PETE CORNISH SS-3™ is great for crunchy rhythm and a nice thick bluesy lead; the sound is very much like an overdriven vintage valve amp. The SS-3™ is currently being used by Noel Gallagher of Oasis, and is also a firm favorite of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and Lou Reed. It has the best bottom end retention ever heard in an effect, whilst the mid-range is sweet and very transparent. The SS-3™ retains all the tonal nuances of your guitar and will make it come alive. It is subtle and yet capable of amazing power and sustain. Using the SS-3™ with a clean amp it is possible to progress from subtle overdriven amp sounds, through rhythmic crunch, up to a blues’ lead. The tonal characteristics and dynamics of the guitar are maintained even when using this pedal at its maximum gain.
The input to this unique device is our universally acclaimed High Impedance, Unity Gain, Class A, Buffer Preamp with it’s superior RFI rejecting capability (to eliminate Radio Station interference) and Low Impedance Audio output, allowing the use of extended cable runs from the SS-3™ in bypass mode. The fixed High Impedance load presented to the Guitar allows the pickups to operate at their optimum, even when several effects units are connected after the SS-3™. The Unity Gain Buffer also prevents “Ghost Distortion” being audible in Bypass Mode. Our effects get the most benefit from being fed into a clean, full frequency response amplifier and I recommend that when you receive your pedal you connect it up without anything else in line, just Guitar/Pedal/Amp, and discover the way the controls interact, both with themselves and the guitar/amp controls. Adding the rest of your effects, you may find that you need to make slight adjustments to these to compliment the constant signal provided by the SS-3™.
The LO-CUT control provides an attenuation of -20dB at 60 Hz when set fully Counter Clockwise. Set fully Clockwise the lo-cut control returns the frequency response to that of the original SS-2™.
The HI-CUT facility on the SS-3™ has been designed to provide an attenuation of -14dB at 6KHz when set fully Counter Clockwise. Set fully Clockwise it provides a +6dB Boost to the Harmonic Content of the signal. Settings of the HI-CUT andLO-CUT in-between CW and CCW will provide varying amounts of boost and attenuation: experiment to find your optimum settings.
High Impedance RFI rejecting input and bypass buffer.
Each unit is hand built, wired and tested by Pete and Lynda Cornish.
Housed in a Rugged Die-cast box with ‘Chicken-Head’ pointer knobs.
Heavy Duty all-metal footswitch with Hi-Brite, low power consumption LED.
Easy battery replacement via the ‘drawer’. The battery is switched on when you insert the “IN/PWR” jack and to ensure long battery life unplug this lead when the unit is not in use. If the unit is not to be used for a long length of time we recommend that you remove the battery.
Also fitted is an input for a DC adaptor: the size of the coax connector is 5.5/2.1mm and the centre pin is negative (-VE). The voltage rating of the adaptor should be noise free, fully stabilized at 9.6V DC and capable of supplying 20mA. We recommend the use of the BOSS PSA series adaptors (PSA-100/110/220 or 240 depending on your local AC supply voltage) as meeting the above criteria and cannot accept any liability for damage caused to this unit by the use of, or to, any other type of AC/DC adaptor. An adapter proving an output of an AC voltage should not be used as it will permanently damage the SS-3™ – such damage is not covered under our warranty.
Although the current consumption of our Stand Alone pedals is extremely low, giving an extended battery life, it may be appropriate to use an AC/DC Adaptor for long term usage. If a single pedal only is in use then the Boss PSA series will be cost effective but we do not recommend this unit for powering multiple effects as ground loops can become troublesome.
After extensive testing for both noise, stability and reliability we have pleasure in recommending the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus as being suitable for powering our range of stand alone pedals – particularly when multiple effects are in use. The isolated outputs of the Pedal Power 2 Plus prevent the occurrence of ground loops and the noise level is too low to measure.
Dimensions: 171 X 121 X 55 mm
This unit has been built using the finest available components and constructed to the highest standards but should any fault occur during the two years from date of purchase please return it post paid to the above address where under guarantee repairs of any original manufacturing fault will be carried out (normal wear, misuse, unauthorized modifications or accidental damage excepted). The warranty will be voided if the guarantee labels are damaged or removed. This warranty does not apply to customer’s own equipment, which has been connected to this unit. This warranty is not transferable.
©Pete Cornish™ 2014 E. &O.E.