Smooth, Soaring Sustain
Skreddy Pedalsô P19:
Specifically tuned to the sound of a block-buster 1979 album and emulates
the "magic" 70's era fuzz pedal that was somehow clear and articulate on
high notes while still fuzzy and aggressive on low notes, without excessive
low-end muffiness or high-end fizz. The mids are scooped just enough
to keep it from sounding congested, the lows are rolled off just enough to
keep it from sounding wooly or boomy, and the highs are gentle, present, and
Its clarity will encourage you to dig in and express yourself; it's not
an overwhelming "wall of fuzz" type effect.
A wide variety of aggressive and clear-sounding applications,
particularly excelling in sustaining, biting, legato lead work
P19 Manual (pdf,
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Low-Noise, and Dialed In
You can have a flat
setting with a subtle, barely-there scoop or "pinch" to the mids
Or you can flick the switch to hump for more juiciness, fullness, and
Creamy yet cutting, sustaining
yet dynamic, fuzzy yet clear; the P19 will help your guitar solos take
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|Demonstration of how the mid switch overcomes a Fender
Blues Jr.'s intrinsic midrange scoop...
Sustain: 10:30-11:00 o'clock
Volume: 1:00 o'clock
Mids switch: "Hump" position
The P19 is awesome. I
cant find a bad setting on it. The sustain control is excellent across the
full sweep and there is a warmth to the circuit that reminds me of the ?
Lady but with a bit of a rawer tone. Not harsh though. I love it and I hope
you sell a billion of them.
P19 came in today.
Immediately threw my modded xxx muff clone off the board Ė and I really like
that pedal! I'm no Muff expert, but damn this thing is nice. Unlike my xxx
and other Muffs Iíve played, the P19 is much crisper and defined (so itís
not desirable if you want that big woofy sound). I had modded the xxx clone
so it had a Mids Boost switch that I had to have on in a band setting. The
P19ís Flat setting is more mids focused (in a good way) than my Mids Boosted
xxx so Iím sure itís going to sing in a band setting. So in the half hour I
had w/ the pedal (through a í74 Twin and a semi-hollow w/ Mean 90s), hereís
TONS of volume, crisp, articulate, useable in all settings. I mean, in
the very low settings I got pretty close to some AC/DC tones Ė talk about
versatile. In the higher settings, itís not over the top and thereís really
good note clarity, but definitely a Muff. Sustained volume swells w/ reverb
and delay Ė all day long! Iíll need to tinker some more to see about those
big wall-of-sound-Smashing-Pumpkins sounds. For now, I wasnít hearing that
level of fuzz Ė which is fine for my needs. I canít compare it to the other
Skreddy Muff variants, but I can say that the P19 is for people that always
wanted a muff, but didnít want all the mud/woffiness. Canít wait to get this
in a band setting!
I got my P19 and SDMD
today, on my Birthday!! :)
I'm absolutely floored at how the P19 sounds!!! It has ALL kinds of tone
flowing out of it... best Birthday EVER!!!
And the SDMD is well, the best pedal EVER!!!!!
Demos will soon follow! :)
Thanks be to you and Cynthia!!!
Those who know me or have ever had the opportunity to read my journals, will
have an idea of how much admiration I have for the brand Skreddy.
It is a line of pedals consisting almost entirely of fuzz, mostly inspired
by the sound of Gilmour in its various evolutions. The manufacturer Ahlfs
Marc has carved out a space for it in the circle of American craftsmen,
thanks to the excellent quality of its products and excellent direct
relationship that over time has been able to establish with its customers.
The P19 is the latest arrival at Skreddy home, a silicon fuzz that's going
to replace the Pig Mine now retired from production.
The name derives from the similarity P19 aesthetics with the English word
Pig, as a final tribute to its predecessor. The construction is flawless,
three solid aluminium knobs mounted on the box with brushed aluminium
The writing P19 in aviation style refers to those "soaring tone", the
gliding tone that (hopefully) will take our solos.
A small two-position Flat /Hump switch allows us to keep the sound
unaltered, or give it a slight increase of mids, even isnt's a drastic
change of equalization.
Marc via email told me that he designs pedals testing them in his Hiwatt '77
and this means they're are designed to perform well in a decidedly clean
The three controls are Sustain, Volume, and Tone.
The amount of distortion (Sustain) available is more than enough to satisfy
the most warlike intentions, and begins an overdrive to get all the way to
The tone control has a really workable in most of the range.
There is plenty of Volume, I personally feel that keeping it at noon and
beyond opens up more distortion, make it more dynamic.
Contrary to what some might have done, my first thought wasn't to verify
that the P19 approaches the sound of Comfortably Numb, because the samples
I've heard on the web had already convinced me that this was definitely
possible. I had wanted to feel powerful and direct notes coming out
immediately, without even effects. I connected to a JCM800 and I recorded
straight off the demo, unvarnished.
First impression: the background noise is very low, it struck me right away
because I hardly heard such a silent Muff.
Chords got a great definition on the low strings, very detailed, crisp,
full-bodied power chords.
In the video listen to, for example, a Em7add9 played in the first position
with the maximum gain, which retains clarity in each string.
The single notes on the high frets are full, sinuous and full of sustain,
with an attack that responds well to changes of touch. Dig with a pick in
the strings and the notes scream. Conversely, play pianissimo and the attack
may disappear almost swallowed by the thickness of the tone. With the Tone
Control totally closed is amazing how much detail still remains.
The work of who creates sound with pedals, researched, ambition and
expertise is clearly appreciated from tests like this.
The provision of feedback is very fun, it's easy to get under your fingers,
long notes that turn into endless sustain, without too much compression.
It is known that the Muff does not shine for their clean-up and P19 in this
case can't do miracles, but lowering the volume of the guitar can still get
a clear sound.
Driven by curiosity, I pulled out my Les Paul to hear what happens with the
humbuckers. Result: a huge, powerful and fuzz always focus in each note.
Even with drop tunings, the P19 behaves very well, I have the clear
impression that could also be a great fuzz for bass players.
All without unnecessarily boomy frequencies, and with a presence of highs
which remains pleasantly brilliant avoiding any so-called high-end fizz.
The good news is that it sounds good even with little distortion, pulling
out a tonal shade that I find particularly fascinating.
My second video in fact is based purely on this regulation and, as you can
see, even with little gain sustain is excellent, the notes sound great, they
bind to each other with great fluidity and feedback seems always ready to
The addition of a few effects with GarageBand lets you imagine what would be
the final result using professional software, without even changing the
original sound. I have to restrain myself to not write like a fanboy, but
let me say that I'm excited!
We're talking about a pedal that is not a pure Muff clone, so those looking
for an exact replica of Gilmour's Rams Head will probably have to object.
The P19 is a reinterpretation of the classic circuit, also influenced by
pedals as Cornish P1 and P2, the nuances and tonal characteristics dictated
by personal taste of the manufacturer. Gilmour fans aside, who has in mind
any other kind of music will find in this small size pedal a very huge
sound, very bad and maybe even more versatile than expected.
On Skreddy site you'll get all the info about pricing and shipping, and very
detailed charts about the Flat/Hump switch and Tone Control equalization.
And you'll find also these two videos of mine, so you can imagine how
extremely pleased I am!