The Pete Cornish P-2™ is highly recommended for a fat, high-gain, searing lead sound and is perfect for solos and heavy rock rhythm work. This pedal is used prominently by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney and many others. The P-2™ full, bright sound cuts through the mix effortlessly and was the recipient of the Editor's Pick Award from Guitar Player Magazine, receiving the following review:
"The P-2™delivers extremely fat, smooth, and harmonically rich distortion tones, ranging from a relatively mellow crunch to searing high-gain sustain. The pedal is also extraordinarily responsive to playing dynamics, cleans up nicely with even slight guitar volume adjustments, and it provides nearly uncanny single note definition within chords. Finally, it can crank out insane amounts of gain. Astonishing! Extremely fat tone, quiet, great dynamics, infinite sustain, exceptional chord definition".
The input to this unique device is our universally acclaimed High Impedance, Unity Gain, Class A, Buffer Preamp with it's superior RFI rejecting capability (to eliminate Radio Station interference) and Low Impedance Audio output, allowing the use of extended cable runs from the P-2™ in bypass mode. The fixed High Impedance load presented to the Guitar allows the pickups to operate at their optimum, even when several effects units are connected after the P-2™. The Unity Gain Buffer also prevents "Ghost Distortion" being audible in Bypass Mode. This effect unit gets the most benefit from being fed into a clean, full frequency response amplifier and I recommend that when you receive your pedal you connect it up without anything else in line, just Guitar/Pedal/Amp, and discover the way the controls interact, both with themselves and the guitar/amp controls. Then adding the rest of your effects, you may find that you need to make slight adjustments to these to compliment the constant signal level provided by the P-2™.