Rodent distortion

The Rat is worthy of a place on any pedalboard, and comes in several flavours to satisfy most tastes.

This kit has spots for two separate clipping diode pairs so you can switch between two different models in an instant, though one pair can be hardwired if you want to ditch that option.

Diodes are supplied for the Standard model (silicon) and Turbo (LEDs) as standard, with the germamiums for the You Dirty model being optional.

Kit can be supplied with LM308N or OP07 - totally up to you. Not a great deal in it to be honest, though the 308 has mojo brownie points.

Latest version of this essential stomp offers vertical mount pots for an even easier build and secure enclosure mounting, including an optional fourth pot for the ruez 'Response' control mod. If you want to stick with three knobs but still have the tweakability, spots are included on the board for a trimmer to do the Ruez adjustment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can't build a three-knob version with vertical mount pots AND use the board-mounted clipping selection switch. For a three-knob version with clipping selection you have to wire the pots and switch. Sorry. Please don't order three-knob version with vertical pots and clipping - it'll just make for an email back and forth.

If you go for vertical pots please note they have a round shaft - you'll need knobs with set-screw fitting.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components (depending on selected options), 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 50mm

Knobs required: 3 or 4

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)


Here's the older version


Pedal Parts



£28.80 inc. tax

£24.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

1 review(s) posted (write review)
Grrrrrrriiiinnnngggg 4 product stars
"This thing is great, but be warned if you go with the Turbo red clipping LED options, it's crazy LOUD." Ben - 02/07/2014

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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