Maximus Distortium - High Gain Distortion

Metal mayhem in a box that emulates some sweet fully Kranked amps.

High gain distortion with a simple 3-band EQ that should serve up enough chug for most.

Wind back the mids for a classic scooped thrash tone, or tease them back in for more in-your-face modern metal. Even with the gain full up you won't loose your nimble fretwork in a mush of fizz. Clarity is king here.

With the gain back you can get some nice drive sounds that are outside the metal realm.

Options? Yes. How about a boutique box of tone-melt based on the DistMax? Someone went crazy-ape with a tone-stack calculator and swapped out a few components to come up with what we'll call the Rotten Corpse. Slightly heavier, though there's not a great deal in it to be honest.

Board-mounted pots for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting.

Though not shown, the latest PCB is Direct Connect compatible - new image soon.

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. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 100 x 22mm

Knobs required: 5

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct Connect compatible (4 way)



Pedal Parts



£32.40 inc. tax

£27.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

2 review(s) posted (write review)
Great Build! 5 product stars
"Wow, what a great kit that i had the pleasure of building that you sent me!! Im no dab hand with a soldering iron either! Awesome simple instructions, great components and what a mean sounding circuit!! bottom heavy control, gate, the works! i took your advice with the reverse log fuzz control - outta control! nice one lee, keep up the grand work!! a+" Rowan - 25/06/2014
Simple build 5 product stars
"Just finished building this for the bassist in my band. It's a nice simple kit as there's very little off board wiring and the fact that there's a connection to the board for everything would make this an ideal first kit if you were a complete novice." Big Dan - 12/05/2013

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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:
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