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.
Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components, pots.
Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.
Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will not take a battery. Knobs are not included.
Builds are only available with full kits including enclosures. Please choose appropriate knobs.
PCB size: 50 x 37mm
Knobs required: 3-4
Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)
Download the INSTRUCTION PDF
Here's the original version