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MXR Distortion Schematic

This schematic is for the MXR Distortion + Pedal. This is a simple circuit originally designed in the early 1970′s. If you have some electronics skill and the ability to read electronics schematics, you can mod, fix and build your own versions of this pedal. Try replacing the diodes for a more fuzzy sound or [...]

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MXR Distortion

The MXR Distortion + is a distortion pedal that produces a range of sounds from a very mild distortion to a tube overdrive sound to a crunchy sustained fuzz.  The pedal is used for a variety of guitar styles in the rock and metal genres. Picture of the MXR Distortion + History of the MXR [...]

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TubeScreamer Schematic

This distortion pedal schematic is for the Ibanez TubeScreamer TS-808. If you have electronics skill and the ability to read electronics schematics, I would suggest trying to mod one of these, fixing one, or even building a custom version of one from s…
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Ibanez TubeScreamer

The Ibanez Tubescreamer is a distortion pedal that is very popular for blues guitar playing but is also used for country as well as different styles of guitar solos.  The pedal is an overdrive pedal that lends itself well to playing with a tube amp at loud settings.  The TubeScreamer has many different variations including [...]

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PROCO RAT Schematic

The following distortion pedal schematic is for the original ProCo Rat.  This circuit is very close to the BOSS DS-1 circuit. This is a very popular design for modding, customizing or building your own distortion pedal.  Some of the popular mods include resistor mods for reducing gain and thickening the bass of the sound, adding [...]

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PROCO RAT2

The ProCo Rat2 distortion pedal is an updated version of the original Rat that is suited for rock, blues, punk or jazz.  It has the classic Rat tone.  The Rat2 is the most widely sold of all the Rat distortion pedal models. Picture of the ProCo Rat2 History of the ProCo Rat2 The original ProCo [...]

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BOSS DS-2 Schematic

The following distortion pedal schematic is for the Boss DS-2 distortion pedal. Boss named this distortion pedal accordingly as it is basically a DS-1 which additional “turbo” circuitry which produces a heavier distortion. This circuit is a little more advanced than the DS-1. If you have advanced electronics skill, you could fix this distortion pedal [...]

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BOSS DS-1 Schematic

The following distortion pedal schematic is for the Boss DS-1 distortion pedal. This pedal is very basic and similar to other distortion pedals such as the ProCo Rat distortion pedal. The control knobs are for tone, level, and gain. If you have electro…
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BOSS DS-2

The BOSS DS-2 TURBO Distortion pedal is an updated version of the BOSS DS-1 with an additional “Turbo” knob that provides a “heavier” distortion level. This distortion pedal provides a range of tones from blues-rock to heavy metal to lead solos. The pedal has classic tones of the DS-1 with additional “turbo modes.” Picture of [...]

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BOSS DS-1

The BOSS DS-1 Distortion pedal is one of the most popular distortion pedals used today.  This distortion pedal provides a dynamic tone at any volume that is suitable for both guitar and keyboards. The pedal has Distortion, Level and Tone controls to customize the overall sound. Picture of the BOSS DS-1 History of the BOSS [...]

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