The Tube Screamer has been a huge part of the history of guitar sound. But have you ever wished you could have more control over the tone and other fundamental parameters on one so you could nail your beloved artist's tone? Now you can: The Antique. A screamer at its core, but with all the versatility you've always wanted. Not just a pedal, it's a renewed inspiration on a classic sound.
Despite its great sound, the Tube Screamer offers very little control over its sound: it gives no control over the dynamic response and its sound quality depends a lot on how the amp is set.
While Cornerstone still loves the TS sound, and particularly John Mayer’s sound with it (especially on his album John Mayer Trio), they did the tone research to make an improved TS based pedal that offers a wide variety of controls on tone and dynamics while still being very easy to use.
In other words, the ANTIQUE classic drive, a screamer at its core but with all the necessary versatility, especially on the mids frequencies, to reach that awesome Mayer screamer sound.
TONE and PRESENCE knobs manage the low and upper mid frequencies respectively.
MIDS switch in down position cuts the mids at 1Khz, while in up position let the whole mids content to pass.
COMP switch (already seen in our Gladio) manages the overall compression of the pedal.
You can choose the desired level of compression to meet your taste and playing.