Pussy King - Hybrid Fuzz/Distortion

What do you get when you mash up a Tone Bender MkII and a Rat? The Pussy King of course.

Incredibly versatile beast that combines the sweet, silky smooth fuzz tones of the TB with the tight punch of the Rat.

With two different ways to control the gain - Input level and Gain - there are approximately five zillion different ways to make this pedal push your amp. The Filter control is straight from the Rat (though it works backwards - hey, don't shoot the messenger!), and expands the tonal range by another million or so good-time-units.

We've added a little extra functionality over the excellent original by adding an optional second set of clipping diodes and toggle switch, effectively doubling your fun.

If you go for the vertical-mount pots (why wouldn't you?) they have round shafts - take that into consideration when ordering knobs - you'll need set-screw fitting. Wiring up 'normal' pots with splined shafts is an option.

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 enclosures. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 50mm

Knobs required: 4

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)



Pedal Parts


£33.60 inc. tax

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

Customer Reviews

2 review(s) posted (write review)
Superb! 5 product stars
"I've built a lot of pedals over the last 10 years or so, and this is the most versatile circuit I've come across. I'm a huge fan of the TB MK2, so the 'RAT' mashup piqued my curiosity. Any amount of distortion really is possible here - gritty overdrive, chunky distortion, through to gorgeous fuzz. The filter sweeps is useful in all but the most extreme positions, and adds a lot of control. The LED / Si clipping is again very useful - more gain with the standard diodes, more volume and less compression with the LEDs. This really is a brilliant box of gain." Ian - 01/11/2017
Tonnes of fun 5 product stars
"This is honestly my favourite pedal, its so much fun. It goes from pumped overdrive to all out fuzzy lead using the input volume and gain controls, then theres a whole other level with the Rat style tone pot. Loads of maneuverability to make it more transparent or thick'n'mental. Personally love playying Stooges with this one. Build was pretty easy and everything works great, can't recommend this enough!" Hapijoel - 01/02/2017

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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