SoundLad Liverpool Scran review

One of the most versatile Brit-rock in a box drives at this price? Definitely maybe

SoundLad Liverpool Scran
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Guitar World Verdict

Brit-rock in a box? That's a catchy tagline, and the Scran will give you some Noel Gallagher sparkle and snarl, but this is an amp-like drive with a lot more tricks up its sleeve, offering a dynamic performance that responds to your playing.


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    Very versatile amp-like drive and dirt sounds.

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    Excellent value.


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    Food-themed controls dials are an acquired taste... But they soon make sense.

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SoundLad Liverpool’s Marc Dunn has form for having a hand in capturing amp-like drive. If you recall the Funny Little Boxes’ 1991 overdrive pedal we gave a glowing review, he played a key role in its development. 

The Scran – a British term for basic but tasty food, in case you weren’t aware – sets its sights on a UK tonality, compared with the 1991’s grunge. However, it’s not your usual clone or Marshall-in-a-pedal story...

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Rob Laing

Rob is the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar, he worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including as Editor of Total Guitar. He's currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with his own songs and is enjoying playing covers in function bands.