Little Screamer

Hot! Little Screamer

Everyone knows the Tube Screamer, right? Well, Jack Orman stripped away the buffers and got back to basics to create the Son of Screamer. Why? Not everyone likes buffers. Tweaks available to make it more bass friendly too.

Used as the basis of many a 'boutique' pedal, we have the options for a couple of variations here: Forever and Forever Explosion. Only very minor changes to the original circuit.

Avaialble with parts to make it a bit more bass-friendly.

Designed for vertical-mount pots, which attach straight to the PCB for secure enclosure mounting. You can wire up 'normal' pots if you prefer. If you go for the vertical-mount, take into account they have round shafts when choosing your knobs - you'll need set-screw fixing.

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 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: Easy

PCB size: 50 x 20mm

Knobs required: 3

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)


Here's the older version

lovepedal eternity burst


Pedal Parts



£24.00 inc. tax

£20.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

2 review(s) posted (write review)
Forever version is bright!!! 5 product stars
"Decided to go for the "Forever Explosion" for more gain and something a little different sound than a regular tubescreamer. It's got both of those things, more gain and a more complex sound from a higher clipping threshold and slightly different equalization, less mids than a tubescreamer, but still there. One thing I did find though is that the low value tone pot makes it super bright, I had to have mine fully off to not be too bright. I'd highly recommend asking for 10K or 20K linear pot instead or in addition. I'll try put a demo on YouTube so Google for it! Fuzz Dog's service is excellent and his PCBs make it much simpler to implement the circuits, highly recommended." James - 31/03/2015
Awesome TS in a small package 4 product stars
"I've had no luck getting the 1N34A diode to work in this circuit, they're apparently very sensitive and both of the diodes I had only produced some kind of fuzzy ugly sound which led me to believe I made a mistake somewhere After taking it out and replacing it with the standard 1N4148/1N914, BAM! Spot on TS sound. It lacks nothing comparing it to a real ts808, which is surprising if you consider how much is stripped. Easy build, super neat options for clipping diodes ready on the board, holes for pcb mounted pots. What more can you ask for?" Zombie11 - 12/08/2013

Recently Viewed

Don't forget to download the appropriate daughterboard build document for your kit:
Standard 3PDT