Tube Screamer TS808 / TS9

All-time classic overdrive circuit. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. Thoroughly ripped off time and time again for 'boutique' pedals - it must be doing something right.

Kit comes with the parts to make a TS808 or TS9.

Extra pads to allow standard symetrical or optional asymetrical clipping.

Optional board-mounted SPDT toggle switch for a 'more bass' mod. This can be ON-ON for one extra setting, or ON-OFF-ON for two.

Supplied with the correct W-taper tone pot.

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 take a battery. Does not include knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 37mm

Knobs required: 3

Enclosure: 1590B

Power and Signal pads match the Direct Connect 3PDT Daughterboard

Check Specials for powder-coated enclosure availability.


Older PCB version is here


Pedal Parts



£28.80 inc. tax

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

Customer Reviews

7 review(s) posted (write review)
Must have pedal 5 product stars
"Just finished assembling. Pretty easy to build, but the housing is just a bit too small to fit in a 9v battery, but is not an issue. As I have some previous experience of soldering such like devices I did all work in one 'shot'. And it worked straight away. Amazing thick, smooth, creamy and really screaming sound even from single coil pickups. It sounds amazing either on tube or solid state amps. For it's price it is from category "must have". Thanks guys for excellent kit!" Robert - 01/31/2015
Fifth build, and most rewarding! 5 product stars
"I'm new to electronics, but prior to this pedal I have built two Bazz Fuzz from this site, and two CMOY headphone amps. The relative complexity of this circuit, and the tightness of space in the enclosure from the larger PCB made for a more difficult build, but I took my time and 4 hours later I had a working TS808 😀 10 more hours later and the paint on my enclosure had dried and I'd soldered in the final wiring - and I was ready to find out what all the fuss is about this overdrive.To keep it simple - I love it. It breaks up smoothly, lets me hear all the notes I'm playing without sounding like mush. It's very pleasant used as a boost to my amp's distortion, or used over a clean amp to add grit. I've previously used only distortion pedals (Boss DS-1 and MT-2 mostly) but as I've entered my mid-30s my tastes have mellowed, and this has solved my search for a more usable tone. I look forward to playing with it with various options around the pedals I own!" Ash - 11/11/2014
Nicely Done 5 product stars
"Very impressed with the quality of this kit. Nicely laid out double-sided PCB with ground plane and quality components would have made this a "worked first time" build had I bothered to read the note about linking the Accent pins! I'm used to building and modifying audio gear and considered making this from scratch, but the pre-made PCB and pre-punched enclosure made it much less hassle and, if I'm honest, hardly any more expensive.If only I was as handy with the guitar as I am with a soldering iron!" Chris Hales - 11/07/2014
Rewarding build 5 product stars
"I had never used a soldering iron or gone near any electrical components until this build but I managed to complete the build and learn useful information. It was not as easy as some reviews suggested but I love using a pedal that I built! I will be doing more and it has gotten me thinking about building my own." Matthew McGeechan - 08/12/2014
Super tone 5 product stars
"Great pedal. Just the perfect tone, much nicer than a digital effects unit. Quite easy to build - haven't touched a soldering iron for many years but no problems if you're patient! Good support for the couple of questions I had! For the money, you can't go wrong." Iain - 02/24/2013
Superb 5 product stars
"Great kit, excellent lay out and easy to build. Sounds superb, very happy and will be back for more soon!" David - 01/14/2013
High Quality, Low Noise Success 5 product stars
"Granted, this is not my first build as I have a degree in electronics and have been modding pedals for years. I wanted a Tube Screamer clone with flexibility and options and this one delivered. High quality components, straight fwd instructions and great results. I will be ordering another kit soon!" JCM - 11/18/2012

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