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bluesparky

Ampeg scrambler bass overdrive pedal

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Has anyone got any experience with one of these? I'm looking for something with a warm natural overdrive, but nothing that'll blow your head off.

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The new version, maybe its not been release. I don't seem to see it stocked anywhere where I can check it out and reviews seem to be thin on the ground.

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The "new version" is a few years old and already out of production. These things are rare and very expensive.
There are clones but I do not know how they compare. I have a Fredric Effects Scrambled Brainz but it is a clone of the original pedal (fuzz octave up).

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Just been reading about the One Control Sonic Silver Peg, which does a really good driven Ampeg impression, not sure who sells these but they look and sound nice:

http://www.one-control.com/sonic-silver-peg.html

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[quote name='project_c' timestamp='1495390072' post='3303414'] Just been reading about the One Control Sonic Silver Peg, which does a really good driven Ampeg impression, not sure who sells these but they look and sound nice: http://www.one-control.com/sonic-silver-peg.html [/quote]
Ok, thanks, I'll check it out too.
I see that there are a couple of stores that are due to have the pedal in stock in mid-June so I'll keep an eye out for them.
Thank you

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Well, I found one on-linen and it's ordered so I'll keep you posted as to how I get on.

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Is that just the Scrambler or the SCR DI?

I was looking at that as not only a pedal but also a portable quiet practice tool.

It looked like it sounded the business

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[quote name='Cuzzie' timestamp='1496505038' post='3311969']
Is that just the Scrambler or the SCR DI?

I was looking at that as not only a pedal but also a portable quiet practice tool.

It looked like it sounded the business
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Just the scrambler, I'm looking forward to it arriving.
I may have to sell my bass soul food to make room for it on my pedal board.
I'll keep you posted on what my opinion of it is.

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[quote name='bluesparky' timestamp='1496582019' post='3312424']

Just the scrambler, I'm looking forward to it arriving.
I may have to sell my bass soul food to make room for it on my pedal board.
I'll keep you posted on what my opinion of it is.
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So what did you think? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts versus the Soul Food.

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[quote name='PaulGibsonBass' timestamp='1498777774' post='3327048']
So what did you think? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts versus the Soul Food.
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I like it, I really like it
The bass soul food is a cracking pedal too, I got some great sounds out of it however it was a bit trebley (spelling?) for me. I had the treble wound right out and I had to creep some low-end in from my bass each time I used it to get the exact sound I wanted.
Also, it had a great overdrive sound - fantastic with a pick, but I play fingerstyle so I want an extra 10% more of overdrive that the bass soul food.
The Ampeg delivered the sound I wanted too with that tiny extra smidge of overdrive and it has slightly more low-end to it when the treble is wound out.
It was a tough decision as I already had the soul food but I didn't want to keep tweaking my bass controls each time I used it.

It's probably perfect for 90% of people looking for a subtle overdrive pedal but the Ampeg pedal just carries that little bit more, for me.

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I was looking for the same kind of thing and I'm pretty sure I've solved it with a SolidGold FX Beta pedal. Worth a look.

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I recently bought the SCR DI and love the scrambler circuit, gets that 70s driven speaker sound, you know, THAT sound

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I just bought a Scrambler pedal today. Can’t wait to try it with my Streamliner. It’s replacing a Bass Soul Food that blew a few weeks ago.

Tried it against the NM2 Ashdown pedal. Sounded fuller and richer to my ears with nice response to fingers and pick. If I had £200 to spend I would have tried lots more.

Was playing through an Orange OB1 300 in the shop. That’s an impressive sounding amp!

Will post back when I’ve used the Scrambler in anger at rehearsal on Wednesday.

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I bought a Scrambler recently but returned it. Sounds similar to the Bass Soul Food but much better - it wasn't a bad pedal but if it doesn't improve on what's currently on my board then it goes back or goes up for sale!

Another one I picked recently from here that is very similar to both of those pedals again is the COG Mini 66. Not sure if I'm going to keep it yet but I thoroughly recommend it over the other two mentioned!

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