Psycho Knob Board - Internal Distortion/Boost/Overdrive for Guitar or Amp - now with pre-wired leads!
THE PSYCHO KNOB KIT:
It's like injecting four different boost/distortion pedals inside your guitar or amp!
FOR GUITAR: This simple knob requires only simple soldering to place between your volume/tone knobs and the guitar jack. No more tap dancing on a pedal board to get the boost or overdrive you need. Now comes with leads pre-wired to the board to make it even easier for you!
Position 1: True Bypass/Passive (no effects)
Position 2: Clean Booster (a'la Brian May/Queen tone - adds sparkle, cleans up muddy pickups)
Position 3: Blues Overdrive (a'la Elmore James/Pete Townshend "Who's Next" tone)
Position 4: Rock Distortion (a'la Foo Fighters/Jeff Beck tone)
Position 5: Heavy Metal (high gain, scooped mids, a'la Slash/Guns & Roses)
EASILY HACKABLE: An onboard trim pot allows you to adjust the gain. Optional: Pop off the trim pot and wire in a panel-mount gain pot for even more control. (Note: Hack instructions and gain pot not included in this kit).
Artec QDD2 Quadra Distortion Driver board, simple component that allows you to add killer distortion effects directly to your guitar or amplifier (including cigar box guitars and amps). Featuring a 5-position selector pot built in, with "true bypass" and then four levels of distortion effects. This circuit has been built to simulate classic "overdrive"-style tones, and it is like having four of the best known overdrive pedal and tube amp tones built right into your guitar or amp.
This board is powered by a 9-volt battery (with an estimated 3000 hours of battery life!), and the battery connector is included (though the battery is not!). Please see the board diagram and wiring diagram photos for an idea of how to wire up this board.
We include a 2-page guide with each of these boards to help you get going on getting it wired up. Please note that if you are building this board into an amplifier, it should go BEFORE the amp circuit, as shown in the wiring diagram.
INSTALLING PSYCHO KNOBS INSIDE OUR CIGAR BOX AMPLIFIER KITS: Get more volume and add those tasty effects to your project. These work with our Artec SDA-T amp boards. Note: When installed into our amp circuit, the highest gain, "Heavy Metal" position creates too much overdrive and is sonically unusable. However, the other three positions deliver great tones in an amp pairing.
This setup also requires two separate batteries for the two boards.