Enlightened Drive

Hot! Enlightened Drive

Dumble-in-a-Box? A mighty claim made by the designers of this boutique circuit. Decide for yourself it that's justified.

Smooth, medium-gain overdrive that will respond to your playing dynamics like it was sitting on your lap.

Debate around the innards of this pedal takes up a lot of interweb space, mainly on choice of op-amp and clipping diodes. Some say original uses a AD712, some a common NE5532, but concensus seems to be that the OPA2604 sounds best so that's what the kit is supplied with. You can try pretty much any 8-pin op-amp you like until you nail your perfect sound. Clipping is supplied as per original - 2N7000 FETs and BAT41 diodes.

The PCB is laid for vertical-mount pots, but you can also use standard pots and mount them with snipped component legs or header pins. All of these mean the circuit will be mounted sturdily in the enclosure.. Of course, it can be conventionally wired too. Note: if you select vertical-mount pots these have a round shaft, so take that into consideration when buying knobs - you'll need some that fit with a grub-screw.


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 40mm

Knobs required: 4

Enclosure: 1590B

Power and Signal pads match the Direct Connect 3PDT Daughterboard


If you want the kit pre-built you must add the enclosure option below and select your knobs in the Components section. Check Specials for powder-coated enclosure availability. Pre-built is only avaialable with vertical-mount pots.


Download INSTRUCTION PDF

Document for the older PCB marked 'Fat Buddha" IS HERE

Zen Drive

EnlightOD

Pedal Parts

130g

New

£28.80 inc. tax

£24.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

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You need one of these. 5 product stars
"Blimey. As a touch sensitive overdrive this pedal is sublime. The gain is very sensitive to the output of the volume output of the guitar, vintage pickups give gentle OD, high output pups give a bit more, and the way you pick changes the tone/OD - complementing the character of the instrument rather than blanketing it with uniform dirt. Couple it with an other OD to get superb multi channel mayhem. I'm A/Bing this with a 'klon klone', and I'd have to say this is better. The kit was super simple to make, and arrived the afternoon after ordering." Anthony - 01/16/2014

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