Those who combine a passion for stompboxes with some kind of electrical engineering expertise will – at some point – want to try to build their own pedals. MOD Kits DIY facilitates this process for the uninitiated, by selling pedals the way Ikea would, instructions included.
Last year we reviewed in depth the process of building their Persuader Overdrive, the company’s flagship DIY kit that’s now been upgraded to its Deluxe version (pictured). This “posh” version comes with four dual triode vacuum tubes (JJ 5751, 12AX7B China, JJ 12AU7 and a NOS USA made 12AT7), to get you familiar with the kind of character each component confers to the sound.
And since you’ll be up for some learning, keep in mind that this is a pedal based on a Darlington preamp to push cascaded triode vacuum tubes into distortion!