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StewMac Ghost Drive Demo | PG Plays

StewMac Ghost Drive | PG Plays

DIY supply specialist StewMac sell a wide variety of parts and kits. In this episode of PG Plays, our resident lab rat John Bohlinger takes a deep dive with the company’s Ghost Drive. It’s the most popular among StewMac’s pedal kit offerings, which include overdrives, fuzzes, boosts, modulation effects, and more. The Ghost Drive is inspired by the famed Klon Centaur, and uses 1N34A germanium diodes, like the original. It provides saturated tube tone at reasonable volumes, but can snarl, too. And it comes with detailed instructions so even beginners can build this pedal. Our man JB takes the Ghost Drive for a cruise with humbuckers and single-coils, and it's smooth (over)driving all the way.

StewMac Ghost Drive

More than a "klone"—it's the closest we've ever seen to the real thing! Few pedals reach mythical status like the Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive. We scoured the world for the EXACT right components to recreate this "holy grail" circuit.

Considered the finest transparent overdrive ever, the original Klon is shrouded in mystery, epoxy, and hype—but amazingly, it delivers. It's a guitar player's dream come true: saturated tube tone from your amp at a reasonable volume. It doesn't change the character of your amp, you get just the right amount of overdrive without losing your unique tone. It's relied on by countless players like Joe Perry, Mike McCready, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Nels Cline and more.


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