BSIAB2 - Brown Sound in a Box

Ed Guidry's high-gain distortion designed to recreate Eddie Van Halen's famous Brown Sound.

Despite the name this thing is actually much more versatile, offering rich high-gain tone that is perfect for hard-rock styles. Doubly versatile now the board includes the optional Contour control.

Multimeter required to set the biasing voltage, though its easy enough to tweak it by ear.

Designed for vertical mount pots (which have round shafts - you'll need knobs with set-screw fitting), but you can wire up normal pots if you prefer.


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.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 37mm

Knobs required: 3-4

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)


Check Specials for powder-coated enclosure availability.


Download the INSTRUCTION PDF

Here's the original version

BSIAB2

Pedal Parts

130g

New

£32.40 inc. tax

£27.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

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Not just for Eddie fans 5 product stars
"The name of this thing is actually a bit misleading. I couldn't care less about Eddie Van Halen and his mysterious 'brown sound', but this is an incredible sounding pedal. The build is a little more tricky than some as there's a bit of biasing required, but nothing to be scared of. The sound is a masive, fat, rich overdrive which isn't actually quite as 'high gain' as the hype would have you believe. It will go pretty fruity if you turn it up, but this thing loves Aerosmith, G'n'R and AC/DC. This is basically my go-to 'lead' sound now, with the Mucky Hush on 'rhythm'. Boost it with a Box of Rock 50 for metal insanity!" John Roberts - 03/11/2013

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