$124.99 – Sold Out
The Crown Jewel from Build Your Own Clone is the ultimate drive and boost combo. It is not a clone of anything. It is an amalgamation of the best qualities from many different circuits to create something entirely new that is capable of producing a range of overdrive and distortion tones like no other analog pedal has before.
With a parametric midrange, and 3-way Mid Q switch, the 3-band equalizer allows you to voice the drive channel in almost any way imaginable.
The hard and soft clipping switches allow you to select 9 different textures of distortion. Hard Ge (Germanium) clipping is similar to the clipping in the Klon Centaur, Maxon OD-855, and MXR Dist +. Hard Si (Silicon) clipping is similar to DOD 250, ProCo RAT, Marshall Shredmaster, Fulltone OCD*, Boss MT-2, and Boss DS-1. Soft Si clipping is similar to the Ibanez Tubescreamer, Boss SD-1, Boss OD-1, Zendrive*, Marshall Blues Breaker, King of Tone, and Timmy. There’s also Soft LED clipping or no clipping at all. And you can also use soft and hard clipping simultaneously like the Boss HM-2, DOD FX53, and other more obscure dirt pedals.
The Crown Jewel has an internal charge pump that provides 18 volts to the drive channel circuit while still using your standard 9VDC negative tip power supply. The 18V/9V switch lets you decide how much voltage is supplied to the drive channel. Use 18V when you need more headroom or output. Use 9V for more traditional overdrive and distortion characteristics.
The boost channel is completely independent from the drive channel. You can turn it on and off even if the drive channel is off. The boost channel is modular. Changing the module is easy. Just remove the back of the enclosure, pull out the old module from its socket, and plug in the new module. The Crown Jewel comes standard with the LPB moduleView full product details
$59.99 – Sold Out
The tremolo has become one of b.y.o.c.'s most popular kits through word of mouth. And with good reason....the difficulty of the build is low, it's simple to use, and it just sounds good. This kit is based on the EA(Electronics Austrailia) Tremolo. It's a great vintage sounding trem like you would find on an old Blackface Fender Amp. The amplitude modulation is done with transistors, so unlike most opto-coupler based trems, you don't get an "on/off" sound on slower speed settings and there is much less current draw. It's also a lot easier to build. And the LED status light blinks in time with the speedView full product details
Our 5 Knob Compressor is the pinnacle in the evolution of the Dynacomp/Ross circuit. Yet some people still prefer the lower-fi vintage sound and simplicity of a straight up Ross compressor clone. For those people, we offer the Classic Compressor. It has no modifications, just the standard Sustain and Level knobs. The circuit is true to the original Ross gray compressor and comes with the CA3080E chip and 2N5088 transistors (these are the semi-conductors currently used in the Keeley Compressor). 1% Metal film resistors, polyester metal film caps, a double sided PCB, and Neutrik jacks make this kit a bargain when compared to other Ross clones. And yes, this pedal is true bypass.View full product details
The OD-820 was Maxon's answer to the popularity of the Klon Centaur. While it's not a clone of the Centaur, it still employs the same dual-ganged drive knob concept that gives the Centaur its ability to go from a completely clean transparent boost to an overdrive and an internal charge pump that takes your standard 9 volt power supply and increases the voltage for extra headroom. Where the two circuits really differ though is in the actual distortion circuit. The OD-820 uses Maxon's (and Ibanez's) famous Tubescreamer circuit. This is a huge advantage for DIY-ers since there are many well documented modifications for the Tubescreamer, and most of them apply to the OD-820.
Another place where the OD-820 circuit differs is in the way its dual-ganged drive knob works. As you turn up the gain on the Centaur, it shunts clean signal to ground. And as you turn down the gain on the Centaur, it shunts the overdrive signal to ground. The Centaur sounds amazing with the gain knob mostly clockwise or mostly counter clockwise, but this method of gain control causes some tone loss when the drive knob is set more towards the middle, the same way adding a master volume control to a tube amp does. It's not much, but it is noticeable, especially when you A/B it with an OD-820. The OD-820's drive knob doesn't shunt any signal to ground, so it keeps your tone and pick sensitivity fully intact throughout the entire rotation of the drive knob.
The BYOC Green Pony is based on the Maxon OD-820, but we've added all the obligatory Tubescreamer mods as stock options. On the outside, you'll notice we've added a NORM/THIN/FAT switch which allows you to modify the bass response and gain and a LED/NONE/Si switch that allows you to modify the clipping. On the inside, we made the Si (silicon) clipping asymmetrical and changed the value of one of the capacitors in a low pass filter so that it doesn't cut as much treble, thus reducing the dreaded mid-range hump.
Another neat thing about the OD-820 is that it has a JFET input buffer that uses the 2SK246 transistor just like the BOSS FA-1 FET PreAmp. The kit comes with parts to do the FA-1 mod to give the the Green Pony's "clean boost" function that same jangly high impedance JFET sparkle. But if that doesn't sound good to you, then don't do it....it's optional.
If you're a fan of the Tubescreamer, you absolutely must build this kit, because it is going to be your new favorite overdrive. This isn't just another modified Tubescreamer. If you're a fan of the Klon Centaur, you should give this a try. It has less noise, a fuller frequency response, no dull spots in the middle of the drive pot's rotation, and it has true mechanical bypass.
Listed price includes a bare enclosure, red LED, black BYOC knobs, and black internal nut DC jack.View full product details
The BYOC Mouse is a modified version of the original Proco RAT. It has level, distortion, and filter knobs just like the original, and a 4th presence knob. This is a popular mod for the RAT circuit. It is often referred to as the "Ruetz mod". It also has a 3-way clipping switch. It has silicon clipping, like the original Vintage RAT, LED clipping like the Turbo RAT, and Schottky diode clipping for an even more saturated "fuzzy" RAT sound. Comes with an NOS LM308 chip just like the original for that vintage RAT tone.View full product details
$99.99 – Sold Out
The Echo Royal is a dual PT2399-based delay, capable of 1.5 seconds (45 bpm) of delay time, with tap tempo, modulation, and many other features.
All these features are smartly laid out in a compact 1590BB/1610 size enclosure (4.7" x 3.7" x 1.5" /120mm x 94mm x 38mm) and we still managed to use all high quality through-hole components and panel mounted hardware. Nothing is PC mounted or SMD. Operates on standard 2.1mm negative tip power supply. 80mA current draw. A truly boutique quality delay pedal, with all the features players want for less than what most fuzz or overdrive pedals cost....you just have to build it yourself. The Echo Royal from BYOC is one of the best delays on the market, and the king of all DIY delays.View full product details
$69.99 – Sold Out
Rediscover the joy of chorus again with this kit. The BYOC Analog Chorus is a true-bypassed version of the BOSS CE-2. It uses an V3207 BBD (bucket brigade delay) chip for that warm vintage analog chorus tone. The status LED blinks in time with the rate.View full product details