“Hybrid sounds no-one has ever played through before”: Keeley's Noble Screamer combines two iconic drive circuits – and throws in some “brand-new amp-like distortion tones” for good measure

Keeley Noble Screamer
(Image credit: Keeley Electronics)

Two-in-one overdrive pedals based on classic units are regular occurrences in the pedal market (recent releases from Finding That Tone and Cornerstone testify to that) but what are decidedly less common are four-in-one drive pedals that combine classic effects with all-new sounds.

It’s this precise gap in the market that Keeley Electronics has sought to address with its not-so-subtly named Noble Screamer – a bumper-pack overdrive and boost pedal that pairs two iconic analog drive circuits with “two brand new amp-like distortion tones that no-one has used before”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.