The Dallas Range Master. Bedrock of so many classic tones. Beautiful germanium treble boost. The originals used OC44 transistors, but they're as rare as a coat on a night out in Newcastle, so I'm offering a multitude of can options for you. They'll all offer their own unique character to this little gem, so why not try a few to see which you prefer? I'll throw in a socket in if you're buying a multi-can option for easy switching around. Now also availalble with no transistor in case you've sourced your own little beauty.
PNP (positive ground supply):
- Russian 1T308B
- Russian 1T308Б
If you can source a NPN transistor with low enough leakage you can make yourself a negative-ground version, but here at FDHQ we're all out.
The Russian cans listed have especially low (almost zero) leakage. Sweet. In both cases they have a small paint dot on the lip of the case that indicates Emitter. Centre leg is Collector.
Board-mounted pot for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting.
Multimeter recommended for optimal biasing, but it can be done by ear.
Combine with a Power Pump kit if you want to power your PNP configuration on your standard polarity daisy chain.
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.
PCB size: 30 x 22mm
Knobs required: 1
Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)
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.
Download the INSTRUCTION PDF
Here's the older version