In addition to being an extremely rare and expensive vintage effect, the Ampeg Scrambler is also an extremely cool octave up fuzz. The actual fuzz itself is very unique. Like most octave fuzzes, it’s a very rude, nasty, ripping-velcro sort of fuzz. But unlike most other octave fuzzes, it’s not overly saturated or gated. It’s surprisingly open, articulate, and responsive to pick attack. And the actual octave up part of its sound is very thick. The knobs on the Ampeg Scrambler were quite unique as well. It doesn’t have a volume or fuzz knob! The texture knob allows you to dial in the amount of octave so that you can go from no octave at all, to just a subtle hint of octave, to full on mangled chords and squealing single notes. The Blend knob is just that – it allows you to blend the octave fuzz with your clean guitar signal. You can go from completely fuzzed out, to completely clean, and anything in between
*Included Small Parts Sort List (see picture above) I wouldn’t build a pedal without it.