L'il Louie - Fender Tweed tone box

Based on a delightful gold boutique box, this little fella is a very simple chunk of Fender-like tone. Add a little 50's Fender Twin or Tweed Deluxe oomph into your chain. Second footswtich kicks in the Boost control which adds even more punch. Drive that amp!

The latest version of the PCB sees the footswitches board-mounted for a much simpler build.

All this fits into a 1590B size box, but you can go for a 1590BB if you want to fit a battery in there.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components (not footswitches), 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 (1590BB) / will not (1590B) take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosure and vertical-mount pots. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 80 x 20mm

Knobs required: 2

Enclosure: 1590B / 1590BB

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.


Here's the older version


Pedal Parts



£28.80 inc. tax

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

Customer Reviews

10 review(s) posted (write review)
Awesome tones! 5 product stars
"Spent a good 4 hours putting this together to find my dufus soldering had caused a problem, some great and fast help from fuzzdog later and it's all boxed up and when I plug in it sounds like keef, SRV and all the pushed tweed tones for days. A worthwhile build, really fun. I've loved this process. It's difficult at first but it's so good when you're done." Tom Holmes - 18/03/2017
Does what it says. 5 product stars
"A simple way to turn a blackface Princeton into a tweed Deluxe or tweed Princeton. Matches the Fender 6V6 citcuit and tone stack really well. Push it hard and it's in Neil Young territory, more restraint and it gives a geeat responsive blues/rock and roll tone." TW - 05/12/2016
excelent sound 5 product stars
"i made this pedal. It sounds unbelievable cool being so easy to build. Sounds like real boutiqe pedal for 200, realy like tweed. Thank you and sorry for my english :) Hallo for Ukraine" Nezzgraba - 21/03/2016
fantastic pedal, great support 5 product stars
"the pedal sounds fantastic and fuzzdog's support is always faster than light! I've done many fuzzdog kits, all great kits. maybe the led-bezel could be better." giorgio - 22/10/2015
Tonal Bliss 5 product stars
"This is my third build , nice and simple and sounds stunning. I have a couple of home made Ampmaker Amps one being the Double Six which is very clean. Putting the Lil Louie in front of it creates superb vintage Fender tones. This is one pedal I just have to keep using , dynamic and as subtle as you want it to be or really give your sound some grit, marvellous." Mick - 08/09/2015
Saggy killer 5 product stars
"My favourite pedal, with the boost on and good humbuckers you get a huge amount of sag, turn the guitar volume down a bit and you get the most dynamic, sparkly yet dirty and fat crunch. Can't get enough of it!" Francois - 30/07/2015
High Power Pedal 5 product stars
"Easy to build. Running all the wires off the PCB took up most of the time. Great sound, low noise." Rich - 31/05/2015
Vintage Tweed Oomph 5 product stars
"Turn it on, you get classic Keef. Switch on the boost and you have Neil Young Cinnamon Girl! My go to pedal along with a TubeScreamer. Email help on this was amazing, second build, I fried a few capacitors, the next day replacements were on my doorstep. Get this pedal, you will not be disappointed." SonicBoom - 13/12/2014
Sounds excellent, cheap, relatively simple to build, say no more! 5 product stars
"no more" Martin - 14/02/2014
Excellent kit. 5 product stars
"Very pleased with the result after building this kit. The build is easy and most of the time was spent fitting it in the small box (worth the time tho.. no giant boxes on the pedalboard ). Comes with good quality parts and enclosure." Ian - 24/08/2013

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