The Tube Screamer might be the most popular and famous overdrive pedal ever made. Made popular by SRV and countless others, the TS-808 (and its derivatives) have become legendary. When we designed the Plush® Cream™, we sought to produce a pedal with the 3-knob simplicity of this classic pedal, while refining the overall design to modern boutique standards. In addition to the selected Integrated circuit, we carefully chose each resistor and capacitor to voice the Cream™ to be quiet, smooth yet articulate, and dynamic. It responds well to both picking strength and guitar volume, and, best of all, it feels like a tube amp. The gain control takes you from a mild edge to the hardest scream. The tone control takes you from a warm “woman tone” to a screaming lead tone with just the right amount of sparkle. Choose your tone, then set your level with the output control and rock on!
“The Cream™ pedal is aptly named. It is very well suited for bridge pick up tones. It sounds particularly good when used in front of a clean amp. It gives you the ability to dial in the perfect amount of gain and is ideal for players that have real finger tone.” – Dweezil Zappa
Thank you for purchasing this Plush product. Plush (a division of Fuchs Audio Technology LLC) is a company committed to the finest quality professional products, built for years of trouble free use. This pedal incorporates a solid aluminum enclosure, a durable powder coated finish, premium passive components, metal shaft controls, and is backed by a five year warranty. A few pointers: If using this product on a pedal board, and using external power, it’s wise to remove the battery. This unit may be cleaned with a soft dry cloth (like an old T-shirt), but no abrasive cleaners should be used. If the pedal is extremely dirty a mild cleaner such as Windex may be used, however, it should be strayed onto the cloth, not the pedal, and care should be taken to not get this cleaner into any jacks or switches. The Plush “Cream” pedal is a unique product, designed by Andy Fuchs. It uses a unique circuit topology which uses a combination of IC’s and selected FET’s, for lowest noise and the warmest tube like overdrive tones possible. The unit is activated when a standard ¼” guitar cable is plugged into the input jack. If using this unit on battery power, the guitar cable should be unplugged when it’s not in use, to extend battery life. The Plush “Cream” is a simple overdrive pedal, which is easily dialed in for the widest range of overdrive tones. The gain control is set to control the amount of distortion. It can go from a mild blues style distortion, to a high gain shredder overdrive when set at maximum gain. The tone control goes from a dark (full counter clockwise) tone, to a bright chimey tone as the control is turned up. Finally, the level control sets the final output level of the pedal. This control is used to set the solo level when the pedal is activated (LED on). The input impedance is 1-Meg, suitable for most any guitar or signal source. The output impedance is approximately 1-K, which is buffered, to drive long cables as well as subsequent effects. The Plush “Cream” provides a hard wire bypass, which means when not in use (LED not lit) the input is connected directly to the output, with no loading of the signal, and no active devices in the signal path. The DC jack on the side is a standard 2.1 mm tip negative adaptor input. A Plush DC adaptor may be purchased from your local dealer or any standard Roland style (or similar) DC adaptor may be used. The output of the adaptor must be 9-Volts DC. Using this pedal with the incorrect adaptor may potentially damage the pedal, which will not be covered under warranty. The Plush product is designed for years of reliable service, and there are no user serviceable or replaceable parts inside. Service should be obtained via our factory or the distributor from which you obtained the pedal, in the event of a product failure. This pedal may be driven by a Plush “Pure Gain” pedal to achieve higher levels of gain and distortion. Battery replacement: To replace the battery, remove the four screws holding the rear cover in the unit. The battery should be replaced with a new premium quality 9-V alkaline battery. Battery life (depending on usage) should be approximately 6 months to one year.