Effects Pedal Kit - MOD® Kits, The Piledriver, Power Boost

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Customer image: "I added a 2K resistor to an LED and a switchable master volume"Customer image: "I only used terminals 1 and 8 and did everything point to point. I also used .047 input cap instead of .1"

Effects Pedal Kit - MOD® Kits, The Piledriver, Power Boost

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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!

SKU:
K-920
Item ID:
001824
UPC/EAN:
609722124409
Brand:
Mod Kits
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Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions8.5 in. × 6.5 in. × 1.5 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.76 lbs.
PDF: DC Power Jack ModAll Models
PDF: Add LED ModAll Models
PDF: SchematicAll Models
PDF: Scratchless Gain Pot ModAll Models
PDF: Troubleshooting SupplementAll Models
PDF: InstructionsAll Models
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Sound Samples:

PDF: Add LED Mod Add LED Mod114.54 KB
PDF: DC Power Jack Mod DC Power Jack Mod9.67 KB
PDF: Instructions Instructions915.83 KB
PDF: Schematic Schematic184.6 KB
PDF: Scratchless Gain Pot Mod Scratchless Gain Pot Mod145.24 KB
PDF: Troubleshooting Supplement Troubleshooting Supplement335.39 KB

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Asked by Anonymous on September 2nd, 2015. 1 person subscribed to this question
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Anonymous
September 2nd, 2015
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The Piledriver utilizes a point to point wiring layout using terminal strips rather than a circuit board. This is done to make a step by step build easier and to help the builder learn the circuit's signal path. This method requires a slightly larger enclosure.
Asked by Anonymous on September 12th, 2015. 1 person subscribed to this question
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Anonymous
September 14th, 2015
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A DC power jack can be added but is not included. The parts can be purchased separately to complete this mod. Please refer to the FAQ at modkitsdiy.com for more details.
Asked by Anonymous on April 26th, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
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Anonymous
April 27th, 2017
Yes please follow this link: https://www.modkitsdiy.com/sites/modkitsdiy.com/files/media_files/piledriver_led_add_schematic.pdf For technical support email MOD Kits at: info@modkitsdiy.com.
Asked by Anonymous on April 27th, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
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Anonymous
April 27th, 2017
The part number for the required cap would be C-ET47-50.
Asked by Anonymous on August 5th, 2017. 1 person subscribed to this question
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Anonymous
August 9th, 2017
This is a pre-packaged kit and only comes in red.
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Anonymous
October 18th, 2017
Due to the design of this pedal, a germanium transistor would not work.
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Product Reviews

4.75 out of 5 based on 16 reviews
Sean Clinchy - September 9th, 2019

Great kit. The pedal sounds really good and construction was pretty simple. The instructions are excellent. The only thing that was a little unclear to me was the orientation of the transistor, but Googling a datasheet for that cleared up that question.

Good for beginners.

Roberto Osorio - December 22nd, 2018

Missing parts

I'm not sure of how good it is or if it works. I have kids, I scheduled the afternoon to work on this project after the first two components soldered, going for the 3rd one and its missing. Now I have to go look somewhere in Montreal where to find the missing capacitor. I'm sure it won't cost much but the afternoon its lost.

Make sure you review the list of components are all there before you make your plans.

Jon Fields - March 11th, 2018

Works well and performs perfectly as a clean boost. A great platform to modify. I left the boost on all the time and used the switch to turn on an LED and bypass a master volume I added. This way I can set a lead boost level and use the footswitch and volume to set a lower rhythm level and not require access to the next volume control down the line (useful with my acoustic guitar when the mixer is not nearby).

irsissz - May 25th, 2014

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!

February 10th, 2012

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.

January 28th, 2012

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

http://projectk2r4.com/2012/01/28/a-cheap-diy-clean-boost-pedal/

September 6th, 2011

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.

July 28th, 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 27th, 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.

fferriero97omcast.net - November 20th, 2010

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!

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