The mysterious and sought-after dirt box from the far east, famously used to good effect by Chris Wolstenholme. Now disected and demystified by Adam Crowell who kindly shared his findings.
Based around a Big Muff with a few tweaks and additions to work its magic. A pair of germanium cans up front give it a characteristic warm growl, setting it apart from most Muff-based offerings.
Bass is where it's at with this box. Of course you can use it with guitar but the low stuff is where this shines.
A note of caution - the Tone control on this works in reverse, so more a treble cut than a tone control.
Not much more to be said really. You probably know what it is if you're reading this, and you probably want one.
Worth the hype? That's up to you...
You have the option to go for vertical-mount pots that slot straight into the pcb (these have a round shaft, so take that into consideration when buying knobs - you'll need some that fit with a grub-screw).
Supplied with AC128/AC176 for the germanium pair, not NTE102/3.
Kit includes: PCB, all components, hook-up wire, 3PDT footswitch for true bypass, jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, LED. Enclosure (pre-drilled) is optional and will not take a battery. Does not include knobs.
PCB size: 50 x 60mm
Knobs required: 3
Direct Connect compatible (4-way)
Check Specials for powder-coated enclosure availability.
Download the INSTRUCTION PDF