The Elements

The Elements is a dual-channel overdrive/distortion with a wide gain range and a full 3 band equalizer. To increase its versatility, we’ve added toggle switch options for clipping modes, bass cut frequencies, and midrange frequencies. Whether you’re looking for high gain metal distortion or a clean equalizer, The Elements can fulfill a role on any pedalboard. Like all Dr. Scientist pedals, the Elements can be used with guitar, bass, synths, and many other instruments.

MSRP: $199 USD

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  • Low and High gain distortion channels selectable via toggle switch
  • Active 3 Band EQ
  • Symmetrical or Asymmetrical clipping diode options
  • High quality analog signal path
  • Premium parts and components throughout
  • True Bypass with soft touch relay switching
  • Full control over wet/dry mix
  • Expression pedal control over Mix
  • Top mounted audio and power jacks
  • Designed and handmade in B.C., Canada


  • Gain – Increases the amount of distortion
  • Volume – Controls the effect (Wet) signal level
  • Mix – Adjusts the balance between the input signal (Dry) and the effect (Wet) signal
  • Gain Toggle – Chooses between low- and high-gain channels
  • Clip Toggle – Chooses between Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, or no clipping
  • Bass Cut – Chooses between 3 levels of bass cut
  • Mid Freq – Chooses between 3 centre frequencies for the Mid control
  • Bass – Adjust the low frequencies
  • Mid– Adjust the midrange frequencies
  • Treble – Adjust the high frequencies
  • Bypass – Engage or disengage the effect




  • Input/Output Impedance: 500kΩ/1kΩ
  • 100mA @ 9VDC, 2.1mm centre negative plug
  • True Bypass with soft touch relay switching

Additional Specs

  • Treble control: +/-15dB 2nd Order peaking filter centred at 3kHz
  • Mid control: +/-15dB 2nd Order peaking filter centred at choice of 400Hz, 800Hz, 1200Hz
  • Bass control: +/-15dB 2nd Order peaking filter centred at 100Hz
  • Symmetrical clipping via LEDs, Asymmetrical via Germanium diode, or no clipping diodes
  • Exp. input: TRS cable, 10kΩ to 100kΩ resistance
  • Dimensions: 70mm wide, 129mm long, 59mm tall (2.75” wide, 5.1” long, 2.3” tall)




What kind of expression pedal can I use?

You need to use a passive expression pedal (not powered) with 10kΩ to 100kΩ of resistance with a TRS cable with no grounded connection (ie not a volume pedal).

What does the side jack do?

The side jack is for an expression pedal input. The pedal you plug in will take over for the Mix knob.