The Electra distortion is a very simple circuit that's been tweaked to the moon and back by a lot of people. We've been asked countless times for a version of it, so here we go.

Available in a few different flavours, all very simple builds on the same PCB:

  • Electrica - not emulating anything in particular, just nice tones.
  • Tweedy - in the realm of a Tweed 5E3.
  • Champion - getting it's Fender Champ on.

Kit is available with a standard sized 1590B enclosure with battery, or a mini 1590A (36 x 90mm) enclosure with DC power only, though be aware that you'll be wiring in a very confined space.

You may also like the look of Just The Meat, Cone Cranker and Box of Tone 50. Yes, we could have made a more complex PCB to accommodate all the variations, but we wanted to keep the footprint as small as possible.

(We'll sort a better picture - quality control department had the day off)

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 (1590B) / will not (1590A) take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosure. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Easy

PCB size: 25 x 22mm

Knobs required: 1

Enclosure: 1590B, 1590A

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)



Pedal Parts



£19.20 inc. tax

£16.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

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Don't forget to download the appropriate daughterboard build document for your kit:
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