Dr. Scientist The Elements

Dr. Scientist The Elements

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The Elements, Overdrive pedal from Dr. Scientist.

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Dr. Scientist The Elements tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Dr. Scientist
  • Model: The Elements
  • Category: Overdrive pedals
  • Added in our database on: 09/11/2011

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Dr. Scientist The Elements user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
Value For Money :
le reverend04/17/2013

le reverend's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" From mild to severe"

Dr. Scientist The Elements
Analog distortion. Metal case, pedal manufactured in Canada, it seems crafted (but actually I do not care a bit)
Knobs Classics (Equation 3 bands same as [/ i] is not so common), unusual switches of this kind of pedal


Easy, turn the knobs, switches are actuated, one listens and begins to find his sound.


Very good sound. Good influence of tone knobs and gain. For the latter, you can activate the switch which switches the low-gain hi-gain, the second begins where the first stops in terms of distortion.
Already the low-gain goes to the saturation of a Screamer is going to say (but not loaded in medium), the hi-gain will type in the hairy. In the very hairy, even. Good thing I was looking for it.
Note that when the knobs are in the middle (or zero for gain), the sound is really the same as the one guitar. And the bypass is transparent (though I know it is true or buffered, remember and I do not care).


Purchased recently, I mostly tried at home in "reasonable" amount for now.
I use it to power a Torpedo Cab (with other pedals different degrees of saturation). It does, the dynamics remains good and the sound is big, even "fat" :-)
I will complete the Notice after the first repeated volume "group", and I will also branch in my amps to see if the sound is as good as it used.
Finally, a distortion a bit expensive, but in fact much more than a classic distortion.

leoman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" the best distortion, enormous!"

Dr. Scientist The Elements
Analogue forever!
Digital ugh!


To look. Tweaking knobs and sounds!


Many possibilities sound is pure tube amp EGNATER my renegade 212 (clear channel). You can find everything with this pedal round of hot fuzz screaming and always very clean sounding notes are not hidden in a fog of sound. He just needs another switch that would release two sounds!
There are ways to sculpt his sound and it super c.


I have finally found the distortion I wanted. It is better than the TREX mudhoney 2 to all points of view and better than the mad professor mighty red distortion. It complements my carl martin hot mkII driven boost (super wiser but also its very hot come off well in a group) and allows me to send his big fat PROPRE.Je not even talking about the Distorto or uber metal line 6 which , next are zero. That I did not like the fuzz sound I use this as the best red dunlop fuzz.
The value for money is great when you see that the mudhoney 2 (I kept only 15 days).
It is on my pedalboard for long!
young barracudas01/05/2013

young barracudas's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The distortion / overdrive ultimate"

Dr. Scientist The Elements
Pedal Made in CANADA

super six full control 4 switches only works on 9V or 18V.

1 switch (2 positions) Gain that toggles between low gain to high gain + 1 potentiometer to set the gain level.
1 switch (3 positions) clip that can affect the shape of the saturation (cl
1 volume control pedal output
1 mix control for metering dry and effect

3 tone controls bass treble mid
2 switches (3 positions) and mid-frequency bass cut switches each with the corresponding control allows you to chop sounds.

By removing the rear of the pedal, you discover travail.C quality is stunning.


The use is very simple, the only "complexity" is the memory of the actions of switches clip, cut bass and mid frequency.

Ergonomics could be intuitive + on these switches. eg bass cut = 0 is in the lower position of the bass cut switch, whereas the same position on the clip swtch induces more clipping.

Once built it's great.


It does everything very well. Can be from a very soft and warm overdrive, sounds compressed metal or very fussy.
Little breath.

I use Fender Jaguar with Johnny Marr, Les paul standard, gibson les paul jr DC, Rickenbacker 360 ... Mesa Boogie Transatlantic


I bought my first The ELEMENTS, in November 2011, I bought a second in December 2012.
I use one for high gain sounds and fussy, the second for overdrive. I kept on my pedal board I can Cream Ben rod for crunches.

Badkarma's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The Swiss Army knife of distortion!"

Dr. Scientist The Elements
Boutique analog pedals from ultra transparent clean boost up to high gain distortion.

Adjustments via knobs: Gain, Volume, Mix, Bass, Mid, Treble

4 mini-switches:
- 2 gain stages
- 3 modes of clipping (open, silicone, LED)
- Bass cut
- Mid Freq = Selection beach knob mid (400Hz, 800Hz, 1200Hz)

Note also a jack for expression pedal to control the Mix dry / wet

Usable in 9v, 12v, 18v. No battery

Of course it's handmade by Ryan Clarke and Designed by his wife Tanya, this series was made in 125 copies, I have No. 74


- Setup could not be more simple, despite the plethora of possible settings
- The manual is one page but is quite complete


Then there is that of pure happiness!

- Floor Low gain: It goes from clean boost as transparent as I know (The circuit Cleanness, another famous Dr. Scientist pedals) to a significant degree of OD. it can be creamy or dry enough by mode of clipping chosen.

- Floor High gain: We reached levels of distortion towering to play metal. Even at very high gain every note is perfectly set, offers three modes of clipping characters quite distinct. It groans, it roars, it hums, it kills!

The EQ section combined with Bass Cut switches and Mid Freq, efficiency is amazing, It sculpts the sound at will.

Single coils or humbuckers, the character of the guitar is fully respected at all levels of gain.


I used it for a month and am totally addicted to this pedal. In addition I find the finish just beautiful.

I am a maniac of distortion and so I tested, bought, sold a variety of pedals, none gave me the versatility. I still have a Fulltone OCD, Deucetone a Rat, a Jekyll & Hyde, Zvex Fuzz Factory and and frankly I think I can with The Elements seriously get close to the grain of each of these pedals, but the Fuzz Factory, do not not messing eh ;-)

Value for money, ordered the United States for 190 euros including shipping, I find it very correct.

I would replace it if lost. Hey guys, need to stop with the stupid questions!

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