Tube Screamer TS808 / TS9

All-time classic overdrive circuit. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. Thoroughly ripped off time and time again for 'boutique' pedals - it must be doing something right.

Kit comes with the parts to make a TS808 or TS9.

Extra pads to allow standard symetrical or optional asymetrical clipping.

Optional board-mounted SPDT toggle switch for a 'more bass' mod. This can be ON-ON for one extra setting, or ON-OFF-ON for two.

Supplied with the correct W-taper tone pot.

Latest version is now configured for board-mounted, vertical-pin pots. You can still wire up 'normal' pots if you prefer, but the board-mounts make it a much quicker, neater build. The pads for Volume and Gain have two positions, so your controls are in optimum position whether you're using the optional toggle switch or not.

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.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosure and vertical-mount pots. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Medium

PCB size: 50 x 37mm

Knobs required: 3

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)


Here's the older verion


Pedal Parts



£28.80 inc. tax

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

Customer Reviews

9 review(s) posted (write review)
Great sounding pedal 5 product stars
"Built this over the course of a couple of days when I got the time. It's a doddle to do though. The instructions and layout are great and as long as you follow them you'll have it done no probs. I had a quiet while building and the support was super fast from FuzzDog. I'll definitely be back for another. Sound is great. I built it to ts808 specs and played through an orange rockerverb it sounded great and pushed the amp nicely." Elbeeuk - 23/06/2017
Amazing 5 product stars
"I've never owned a real Tubescreamer before but I've always wanted one. Get the feeling this pedal is going to be firmly stuck to my pedalboard for a very long least till my amateur soldering comes undone! Nice easy build, great fun to make and so rewarding when finished. Sounds amazing!" Jimmy - 04/06/2015
Must have pedal 5 product stars
"Just finished assembling. Pretty easy to build, but the housing is just a bit too small to fit in a 9v battery, but is not an issue. As I have some previous experience of soldering such like devices I did all work in one 'shot'. And it worked straight away. Amazing thick, smooth, creamy and really screaming sound even from single coil pickups. It sounds amazing either on tube or solid state amps. For it's price it is from category "must have". Thanks guys for excellent kit!" Robert - 31/01/2015
Fifth build, and most rewarding! 5 product stars
"I'm new to electronics, but prior to this pedal I have built two Bazz Fuzz from this site, and two CMOY headphone amps. The relative complexity of this circuit, and the tightness of space in the enclosure from the larger PCB made for a more difficult build, but I took my time and 4 hours later I had a working TS808 10 more hours later and the paint on my enclosure had dried and I'd soldered in the final wiring - and I was ready to find out what all the fuss is about this overdrive. To keep it simple - I love it. It breaks up smoothly, lets me hear all the notes I'm playing without sounding like mush. It's very pleasant used as a boost to my amp's distortion, or used over a clean amp to add grit. I've previously used only distortion pedals (Boss DS-1 and MT-2 mostly) but as I've entered my mid-30s my tastes have mellowed, and this has solved my search for a more usable tone. I look forward to playing with it with various options around the pedals I own!" Ash - 11/11/2014
Nicely Done 5 product stars
"Very impressed with the quality of this kit. Nicely laid out double-sided PCB with ground plane and quality components would have made this a "worked first time" build had I bothered to read the note about linking the Accent pins! I'm used to building and modifying audio gear and considered making this from scratch, but the pre-made PCB and pre-punched enclosure made it much less hassle and, if I'm honest, hardly any more expensive. If only I was as handy with the guitar as I am with a soldering iron!" Chris Hales - 07/11/2014
Rewarding build 5 product stars
"I had never used a soldering iron or gone near any electrical components until this build but I managed to complete the build and learn useful information. It was not as easy as some reviews suggested but I love using a pedal that I built! I will be doing more and it has gotten me thinking about building my own." Matthew McGeechan - 12/08/2014
Super tone 5 product stars
"Great pedal. Just the perfect tone, much nicer than a digital effects unit. Quite easy to build - haven't touched a soldering iron for many years but no problems if you're patient! Good support for the couple of questions I had! For the money, you can't go wrong." Iain - 24/02/2013
Superb 5 product stars
"Great kit, excellent lay out and easy to build. Sounds superb, very happy and will be back for more soon!" David - 14/01/2013
High Quality, Low Noise Success 5 product stars
"Granted, this is not my first build as I have a degree in electronics and have been modding pedals for years. I wanted a Tube Screamer clone with flexibility and options and this one delivered. High quality components, straight fwd instructions and great results. I will be ordering another kit soon!" JCM - 18/11/2012

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