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"The PileDriver" is a clean boost kit that will provide up to 38dB of gain to your guitar signal. Use it to push your preamp into overdrive or as a line driver if you are experiencing signal degradation from your effects chain. This is a simple kit and great for beginners!

UPC/EAN: 609722124409

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5.00 out of 5 based on 13 reviews



I just finished putting this together and had a lot of fun doing so. It sounds great too! I was lucky and got it done right the first time. Great little peddle!

irsissz - May 25th, 2014

built this in an afternoon. sounded great. so i added a muff pi tone style circuit with tone knob. a volume sag knob. a feedback loop switch for ultra sustain with a frequency knob for the circuit. since mine has a little dirty to it due to the muff circuit tone, the sustain/feedback circuit really brings this thing to life. exceelent sound and very quiet design. with no mods this pedal kit is worth at least twice what they are charging. also added a bypass switch to bypass my muff tone circuit. thhis pedal is a nice place to start pedal modding too.

- February 10th, 2012

Great little pedal, I totally enjoyed building it. Here's a quick blog post on it with a sound clip.

- January 28th, 2012

Fun kit, useful pedal. I found the instructions clear and easy to follow. The finished product works really well. I like that I can tweak the chickenhead knob with my foot for adjustments on the fly.
I use mine mostly to bump up my volume for solos, and so the only complaint I have about it is the lack of an led indicator to tell me whether it's on or off. I'd be willing to pay a little more for that addition.

- September 6th, 2011

This is the most awesome thing I have ever built. It sounds great and I have a new hobby. I have already ordered the thunderdrive deluxe and I can't wait for it to arrive. I recomend this pedal to anyone interested in building one.

- July 28th, 2011

This is the most awesome thing I have ever made. Man, just the feeling of a job well done once I plugged it in and it actually worked. I have found a new hobby. Directions were easy, I've never sodered anything before this. I can't wait for the next one to arrive.

- July 27th, 2011

If you're a pedal lover like me, who's always wanted to try their hand at building one, but have zero experience, then this is the pedal for you. Get yourself a good soldering iron and a a few tools and go for it! It's easy (take your time), it's fun, and guess what, it sounds awesome! Just crank it up and wail! It really kicks a good tube amp into submission! - November 20th, 2010

if you get your tools together,and solder and desolder, some old parts lying around, it goes smoothly,and read the directions ,a couple of times,too i don,t think it took two hours,total,worked first shot,and sounds amasingly good for 25 bucks... - November 2nd, 2010

This is a good clean boost and was easy to assemble. Fun little project and I recommend it. A couple cons I ran into that may just my kit: My pot is incredibly scratchy to the point where I don't even want to touch it. Will probably swap it out soon. Also, while pressing the switch down, my signal is momentarily killed when the switch is down all the way. It's only for a split second. Minor, I know, but there it is. Again, I recommend this kit but you may want to have a little extra cash handy if any parts aren't up to spec. - October 31st, 2010

I think this is going to be a great unit, but I think I fried the transistor during the soldering. The signal crackles and does not pick up the low levels. Customer support was great - two email exchanges in one day! They are arranging for a new transistor to be sent to me and I hope that will resolve the problem. Building it was easy (just don't put too much heat to the transistor leads).

Andy Mead - August 3rd, 2010


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