Distortion Plus

The Distortion + has the ability to generate various personalities of overdrive, distortion or fuzz, depending on the way you play the guitar. This popular pedal is one of the DIY classics.
Steps

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Effect type: distortion

Pedal description

The Distortion + has the ability to generate various personalities of overdrive, distortion or fuzz, depending on the way you play the guitar. This popular pedal is one of the DIY classics.

The MXR Distortion + ("Distortion Plus") is an overdrive pedal originally designed in the 1970s by MXR Innovations. Turning up the Distortion control increases the amount of distortion and at the same time cuts some bass from the signal. This pedal is perhaps best known for its crunchy heavy metal sound that was featured by Randy Rhoads in his work with Ozzy Osbourne. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead used this pedal exclusively for distortion in the late 1970s. Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü also used the Distortion + as part of his trademark guitar sound. Dave Murray of Iron Maiden has used Distortion + since the early 1980s. Thom Yorke ofRadiohead has included the + for many of his signature distortion sounds, using a variety of guitars to achieve various tonal options. (from Wikipedia)

Controls

  • Volume: controls the overall output
  • Gain: controls the gain

Kit contents

Capacitors
2x    1NF 0.001UF 100V 5% POLYESTER FILM BOX TYPE CAPACITOR
1x    10NF 0.01UF 100V 5% POLYESTER FILM BOX TYPE CAPACITOR
1x    47NF 0.047UF 100V 5% POLYESTER FILM BOX TYPE CAPACITOR
1x    1UF 100V 85C RADIAL ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR 5X11MM
1x    10PF 50V CERAMIC DISC CAPACITOR
1x    1UF 35V RADIAL TANTALUM CAPACITOR
Diodes    
2x    1N270 GERMANIUM DIODE DO-7
1x    LED 3MM RED
IC    
1x    TL071 OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER J-FET PDIP-8 TL071CP
Resistors    
5x    1M OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
2x    10K OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
1x    4.7K OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
1x    2.2K OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
Potentiometer
1x    100K OHM LOGARITHMIC TAPER POTENTIOMETER
1x    500K OHM C500K 500KC ANTI-LOG TAPER POTENTIOMETER
Hardware    
1x    DISTORTION PLUS DIY PCB GUITAR EFFECT
1x    1590B STYLE ALUMINUM DIECAST ENCLOSURE  
1x    3MM BEZEL LED HOLDER CHROME METAL
1x    9V 9-VOLT BATTERY CLIP / CONNECTOR SNAP
1x    DC POWER JACK 2.1MM ENCLOSED FRAME WITH SWITCH
1x    6.35MM 1/4" MONO CHASSIS SOCKET / JACK
1x    6.35MM 1/4" STEREO CHASSIS SOCKET / JACK 3 TERMINALS
1x    3PDT STOMP FOOT / PEDAL SWITCH
2x    DAVIES 1510 CLONE BLACK KNOB
1x    AWG 22 BLACK HOOK-UP WIRE 1FT (30CM) STRANDED
1x    AWG 22 RED HOOK-UP WIRE 1FT (30CM) STRANDED
1x    AWG 22 WHITE HOOK-UP WIRE 1FT (30CM) STRANDED
1x    8 PIN DIP IC SOCKET ADAPTOR SOLDER TYPE

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