Submitted by ck3 from Portland, ME (390 points) on Dec 1, 2004
After a hassle-free trade with a great builder, I became another proud owner of a Scrambler clone. Mine is the "Scrabbler" by General Guitar Gadgets. I have only used it with my main instrument, electric guitar.
Good Points: Very reactive to any fluctuation in the input signal, i.e., becomes much more acidic if fronted by the correct eq curve or greater signal strength and can sound like a poorly tuned AM station with light picking or low input levels. Growls like a newly sodomized cyberdemon if cascaded into other dirtboxes or a high gain amp. Can transform a guitar signal into an atonal wall of metal on metal grinding when dissonant chords or intervals are played.
Bad Points: Semi-plain run by itself (but still interesting in some of the above ways). The originals are too damn expensive (get a clone).
Submitted by gr-eh? from Detroit, MI (374 points) on Sep 20, 2004
brutal atonal octave fuzz, offering a drier and less "bouncy" gnarl than the fender blender. crispier in how blown-out it sounds, and less overtaking of the entire sound. still, a great distortion to have at your fingertips, especially if you like gross bass and random tones.
Good Points: it rules.. nothing else quite like it. i can't get enough of these octave fuzz pedals!
Submitted by spit + smudge from Savannah, GA (210 points) on Aug 12, 2004
Check out my review for the Fender Blender. It's somewhat similar in the fact that it's an octave up effects pedal. That's where it ends though. This has some funky ring modulation that comes through from time to time depending on the volume or how you dial the two knobs. This one RIPS! I tried it with instruments and noise synths and this thing is really nice. I love how it sounds. I have yet tried vocals but I'm sure I'll get the Prurient-esque results!
Good Points: Total fuzzed out octave up sounds. You put too much frequencies through it and it starts to fizzle. A LOT of highs comes through this little pedal.
Bad Points: Bad points?
Way way way way way expensive. Luckily I can build my own. :)