Originally Posted by ole Jason
Just buy a clone. It's a simple pedal and plenty of people will build one for less than $100.
The reason the Mammoth is so expensive, comparatively, is because Zvex did not design the pedal. He pays the creator a percentage of the sales. That's why there has never been a vexter Mammoth.
The Mammoth is very similar to a (silicon) Fuzz Face with just a few mods.
The Mastotron is a modded Wooly Mammoth and that was ZVEX's answer to that problem. It has some good mods and its in the vexter series so it's cheaper
$149 new from Musicians Friend and Guitar Center.
Clones can be good but the real thing for $49 more just seems like a better investment.