You can guess it from their price-tags that U.K. manufacturer Pete Cornish‘s pedals are for serious players only: the ST-2, a rather simple EQ/tone shaping stompbox, retails for around $700 new on Reverb.com.
Of course, it’s not just about quality component and great circuitry – there’s also some history embedded in that price label….
Originally designed for inclusion in the range of Effects Boards created for Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, the Pete Cornish ST-2 has a long history of preference by professional rock musicians as a vital part of their custom built Pete Cornish ST-2 Effects Pedalboards and Rack Systems.
The ST-2 features a superior RFI rejecting input and bypass buffer stage feeding a discrete Class A transistor multi-stage amplifier that has the carefully controlled gain structure with added adjustable Gain and Tone correction circuitry needed by today’s active rock musicians. The ST-2 has wide range “GAIN”, “TREBLE”, “BASS” and “VOLUME” controls and we recommend that try some of settings shown below, making small adjustments as you play. The “Neutral” or “Unity” settings of the controls are: Bass/Treble – 12 o’clock; Gain – fully counter clockwise; Volume – 3 o’clock. SAMPLE SETTINGS
Used on it’s own the ST-2™ can correct for deficiencies in tone or signal strength of instruments or amps.
Used in an effects chain the ST-2™ can correct or alter the tonal characteristics of other effects units.
Check out the video by Shnobel, below.