I finished my first DIY pedal and I’m pretty happy w/ how it turned out.
I wasn’t happy w/ the case that GGG provided. It was hand drilled and holes were not centered. My OCD (not the pedal) wouldn’t allow me to slap this in the pedal board, so I purchased a 1290 case from here. This case is quite a bit smaller than the original, and it took a lot of time to cram everything in there. It’s worth it for the small form factor though. Real estate on my pedal board is expensive. The painted case, cool knobs, and a blinding, blue LED were $15 + shipping. I couldn’t believe how cheap that was and they shipped it that morning. I asked them if they can paint it “Tube Screamer green” and I love the color. It’s a little darker and less “sea-sick” than the original. The switch on the left will select between clippers. Left is asymmetric diodes, center is none, and right is two 5mm red LEDs. The switch on the right is a fat boost. The pedal sounds great too. It’s based on the Landgraff LDO specs. I’m planning on borrowing a buddies and comparing them. (my suspicion is the LDO will sound better)
Every pedal needs a name right? Since this is based on the TS-9, I figured BS-9 would be appropriate. BS of course stands for “Ben Screamer.”