The Rebel Scum is a gated distortion/fuzz pedal with pulse width modulation. turning the pwm knob all the way to the left will get you some rich, thick squarewaves. turn it all the way to the right and your tone will become thinner and accentuate the treble frequencies. kinda like fuzzy casiotone trumpet. we think it sounds pretty neat. with the range switch down, the tone is thick and more bass-heavy. flip the switch up and you get more treble. the blend knob controls the mix between a medium gain distortion tone and the pulse width modulated squarewaves. the volume knob controls the level of the entire pedal.
this pedal is gated pretty hard, so the sustain is abbreviated. if you need a lot of sustain in your playing, we suggest putting a compressor, clean boost, distortion (or any effect that increases signal gain) in front of the rebel scum.
the footswitch is true-bypass so that you don’t lose any original tone when the pedal is not engaged.
the rebel scum is powered by a center-negative (boss style) 9v dc wall adapter only (not included). if you feel that you absolutely must have a battery snap in there, let us know and we’ll add it for you for free.
here is a video sample. a boss phase shifter is also used toward the end. (old artwork on the pedal)
and here is a video by nicolas from the french band, ask the dust: