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Great and Crazy Pedal.  (By Schell)
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Sub-sub wops, Sausage Sizzling with the Volume turned way the Hell up, The Offspring of Bit Crushing Ringmoders, Subversive Tribal Beats from Planet 9, Gurgling Adolescent Robots Hopped up on Sugary Tranquilizers... Yes. This is The Scrutator... and, there's more... It's a Knob Turner's Delight that you can also Manipulate with your Feet !! I can't recommend it enough. It's a beauty. (Posted on 10/14/16)
Great Pedal  (By Ben)
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Very satisfying to play! Much more touch/ pickup-selection sensitive than I would have imagined. Beautiful tones ranging from classic video games to harpsichord and almost electric piano textured synth. Overall chaos can be "tuned" to some extent (like a ring mod) with the sample rate knob.
Great fun, and very useable. (Posted on 8/18/16)
Wide range of sounds  (By dannynegative)
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I have had this pedal for two days so far, so I can't speak to how it holds up to constant use but the construction seems solid. As for the sound, I love it so far. You can get a mild bit overdrive or a completely unrecognizable blown out sound. Easy to use, I wanted to get the sound from "The Nobodies" by Marilyn Manson and was able to dial it in within 5 minutes of opening the box. This pedal definitely has relevant sounds for you, even if you are into a more conventional sound. So if you have the $189 to spend, this pedal is definitely worth grabbing. (Posted on 11/14/15)
good for tweaking  (By Salmon Rushdie)
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Interesting pedal...able to go from clean OD to glitchy fuzzification, Ring Mod (without carrier bleed) Synth'y, and stuttering velcro.
Have yet to mess with exp pedal assignments but I am guessing this pedal will serve well for ambient soundscapes
Psycho-dalek Wah type ornamentations (Posted on 10/23/15)
Dope pedal!!  (By Victorianjunky)
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This thing is amazing. Talk about things getting really crazy and weird. I would recommend this pedal to anyone looking to add some bizarre effects to their gear! A+ (Posted on 9/13/15)

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Malekko Scrutator

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Malekko Heavy Industry Scrutator

While much of the world strives for the most pristine audio quality imaginable, including terms such as bits and sample rate, many of us long for a device that is the opposite of that. We want a device that is pristine until we want it to be otherwise, and when the time calls, we want to mangle the sound within inches of its life. We want to crush those bits and flatten those sample rates. For this, we call on a “bit crusher,” an effect that’s largely existed in plug-in form for many years. And as of now, there’s no better unit in the business than the Malekko Scrutator.

While most bit crusher-type effects feature three knobs—sample rate, bit depth and volume—the Scrutator features a much more robust control set, featuring Mix, Q and Filter. The Mix knob is key here, as players can subtly mix in just as much post-musical desolation as they wish, and the onboard adjustable Preamp keeps the signal cookin’. Of course, this nuclear winter wasteland isn’t the only setting inside the Scrutator—not by a long shot.

DAW-equipped musicians have been using bit crushing plug-ins for years now, as they excel on fattening up any lead line when set subtly, or for adding a bit of digital crumble to multi-tracked guitars. The Filter knob can be set to either low pass or band pass; holding down the bypass switch and powering the Scrutator up changes between these two types. The sweep in the Filter knob is a heavy one as well, and this only adds to the effect, and it creates for quite a dynamic effect when used with an expression pedal.

Yes, there’s a jack for an expression pedal. Prepare to be amazed. Any of the Sample, Bit, Filter and Q can be controlled simultaneously. What’s more, users can determine which way they want the knobs to sweep. That’s right: with some simple knob wrangling, players can set the Scrutator to INCREASE the Q and Filter and DECREASE the Bit and Sample knobs when the attached expression pedal is rocked forward. Best of all, these can be combined in any way. Set the Filter knob to open up and the Bit and Sample knobs to decrease, and turn the Scurator into a futuristic malfunctioning wah pedal. Try setting the Sample knob to decrease as the Bit knob increases; one end of the pedal has a hi-fi, yet aliased-to-shreds tone, while the other end of the pedal delivers a crystal clear destroyed tone. The choice is yours.

Malekko Heavy Industry Scrutator Features:

  • Highly-customizable expression control: players can choose sweep direction and up to four knobs at once
  • Selectable low- and band-pass filter
  • Mix knob allows players to add in subtle textures as well as full-on destruction
  • Preamp provides crystal-clear signal—until you destroy it
  • Standard 9v center-negative power operation
warranty

  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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    Backorders - Products that are not available to ship at the time of the order may be available for backorder.  You will be notified if an item is on backorder with the item is in your car. Once the item arrives it will ship. if your order contains both in stock and back ordered items, the entire shipment may be held. In some cases the available item will ship immediately depending on the estimated time of arrival for the backordered item. All international orders with backorders items with be held until all the items will be available for shipment. Please contact us by phone or email for your order's status. 

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    USPS First Class International - If you order is 4 lbs. or less and small enough in size, it may qualify for First Class International shipping. This is our most inexpensive option and can save money. However, it can take 21 days or longer to arrive and tracking is not as accurate or updated as often as USPS Priority or Express. There is no guaranteed delivery date. Please keep this in mind when ordering. Once it is shipped we cannot do anything for the shipment to find it's location or time of arrival. 

    UPS Worldwide shipments will show a expected arrival date at checkout. Canadian Customs please be aware there will be a brokerage fee when using UPS, as well as normal customs charges. The buyer is responsible for both customs charges and brokerage fees for all orders.

    International shipments are subject to import taxes by the destination country upon receipt. All payment for import taxes on international shipments are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Orders that come back to PGS as not claimed or refused by the customer will receive a refund for the product. Shipping will not be refunded. Please watch tracking on your shipments to be aware of customs processing and delivery. 

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    All equipment sold is United States power specifications and may need additional modifications or converters in countries other than the USA or Canada.  We are not responsible for providing additional power supplies for the customer's corresponding country.

    Worldwide shipping excludes the following brands: Vox, Marshall, Korg, Schecter, Orange, Tech 21, TC Electronic, BOSS/Roland, Pedaltrain, Voodoo Lab, MXR/Dunlop, Ibanez, ISP Technologies, EMG. Zvex products cannot ship to Israel.. 

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    Here at Pro Guitar Shop we understand that navigating the pedal world with all its vast choices can be difficult. So we do our best to help make that process easy and fulfilling. Part of that is offering a great return policy. We offer a 30-Day Money Back Return Policy for all new pedal purchases.

  • 30-Day return period from delivery of order.
  • Easy no hassle return procedure.
  • Refund processed back to payment method within days of PGS receiving the merchandise.
  • No contact or RA necessary. Just include the form and send back the pedal. 
  • Please include PGS Return Form with every return.

    Full Return Policy

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund of the original purchase price. We offer a 30-day return policy on all new pedals. We ask that you please return the product in the original product packaging along with all included materials (manual, warranty card, all accessories) and in the original condition that it was received. We must receive the merchandise within 30 days of delivery to qualify for a refund or exchange. Return form must be completed and included. Buyer pays all shipping costs. Shipping is non-refundable. Accessories, used, B-Stock, open box, and discontinued items are non-refundable and cannot be returned.

    Items returned not in like-new condition (scratched, dented, with velcro or modified) may be subject to a restocking fee of up to 25% of the purchase price. Please pack carefully. Attach shipping label to the shipping package that contains the merchandise. Do not attach label on manufacturer's box, as that will automatically result in a 25% restocking fee. You may choose any shipping service you like to return the package. We strongly recommend tracking or delivery confirmation and insurance in order to protect the transaction.

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    Returns are processed twice a week, usually within 72 hours of receiving them. Refunds will be issued to the payment method used at the time of the order. An automatic email will be sent once the return is processed to notify you. Please keep in mind that credit card refunds can take up to 10 business days to post to the account once the refund has been processed.

    Contacting PGS prior to shipping a return is not required and there is no RA necessary to return a product. Any questions can be directed to info@proguitarshop.com or by calling (503) 670-4949.

    PGS One-year Replacement Warranty on All Pedals

  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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