Rigs of Dad unleashes the Kugescreamer - the only overdrive pedal with controls for Tone, More Tone and Most Tone

Whenever Guitar World is on the lookout for the next poker-hot gun-slinger to brand with our seal of approval, we prod, shake and wrestle our tablet devices over to Rigs of Dad, the Instagram account that shines a 2,000-watt spotlight on the hardest-grafting blue-collar fretworkers to hail from Pudgemont, the USA’s unofficial epicenter of local post-grunge supergroups.

Now, one of our favorite parody - sorry to break it to ya - accounts has partnered with Chicago Music Exchange and Keeley Electronics to release the Kugescreamer overdrive pedal, which promises to “produce more weight than an Oscar-hungry Christian Bale”.

Key to the Kugescreamer’s massive tone is, erm, three tone controls: Tone (gain), More Tone (tone) and Most Tone (volume), as well as a Lo/Hi switch. The tone itself? Well, we’d say it knocks it out of the hot-modded Tube Screamer ballpark.

Rigs of Dad Kugescreamer

(Image credit: Chicago Music Exchange)

So, if you’re seeking to upgrade your usual six-string hunting ground from the Nugget Hustle to the Pooge, the Kugescreamer is your one-way, premium economy ticket to hot-licksville.

Price of entry? $149, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Be Fido’s Friend, a Chicago-based animal advocacy and rescue organization - so you can be a big dawg and save a big dog at the same time.

Steer your browser into Chicago Music Exchange’s retail port for more info.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.