Mad Mule Vertical - Neil Young's Weld and Rust tones in a box

Also available in horizontal format if you like that kind of thing.

Boutique pedal designed to capture Neil Young's live tone in a small metal box. Ok, you'll also need a lot of tube amp wattage, and big stage and some fat riffs, but this pedal will take you a step in the right direction.

This ingenious circuit combines both fuzz and overdrive to offer up a whole stack of different tone. The voltage starve control mixes things up a whole lot more. Hours of experimentation fun.

Vertical pin board-mounted pots for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting. These have round shafts so take that into account when choosing knobs. You can use our normal splined shaft pots if you want to wire them to the PCB.

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 enclosure and vertical-mount pots. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 36mm

Knobs required: 5

Enclosure: 1590B



Pedal Parts



£33.60 inc. tax

£28.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

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Niel Young is a box! 5 product stars
"Quite and easy build, but fiddly to get in the box due to 5 nobs! The starve nob is a nifty feature, I prefer to call it rust as it perfectly mimics those live rust tones." Ozzie Tamperer - 29/03/2018

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Full kits DO NOT include enclosures unless you select them in the 'Kit Type' drop-down menu.

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