Kevin Shields knows a thing or two about gloriously fuzzy tone, and the shoegaze master uses the Pearl/Vorg Warpsound on 'Sometimes' to great effect.
Not just a dirt box, not just a filter. A wonderful mash of harmonic mayhem that's difficult to describe. If you're looking to add a new element to your sound this is worth checking out. The envelope control gets you from dirty, bassy and muffled through to high-end cocked-wah.
The original unit has an internal trimmer to set the distortion amount, and to be honest we'd stick with that every time. This circuit really shines when the gain is full up. However, we've added the option for an external distortion pot for you tweakers.
This is a buffered bypass effect (lots of booing in the background there....), but you can wire it true bypass if you prefer. No biggy.
Another option is the pot for the Envelope control. The orignal has a 10KB, which has pretty much all the adjustment in the last fifth of the turn. A 5KB is much better, though you do lose the very bottom end of the range.
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: 50 x 29mm
Knobs required: 2/3
Download the INSTRUCTION PDF