Marshall Style Distortion DIY KIT

Marshall Style Distortion DIY KIT


Have you ever tried to buy pedal parts online? It’s a mess. Unbelievably, electronic components are used in many other fields aside from guitar pedals, with many more diverse applications. With that said, these other applications need to be operated at extreme temperatures, ultra-high voltages, and many different wattages. If you’ve ever bought resistors from the Internet, and the ones that showed up were giant white bricks of sandstone instead of the little blue striped fellas you’ve seen in your pedals, you’re not alone. There’s a lot to chance.

This is why we’ve created DIY kits for you to build our Distortion Ltd. pedals along with us! Each kit contains all the parts you see in issue one of the Distortion Ltd. articles, and the finished product will exactly resemble the one built in the corresponding issue. If you’ve ever heard the sound clips in our DIY articles and wish you could build one yourself but the part buying is too tedious or confusing, this is the solution you’ve been waiting for.

The parts included are all top-quality, featuring rugged footswitches, Alpha potentiometers, Topmay film capacitors, premium sockets that grip the parts tight, and a powdercoated enclosure. The kit only requires that you have the necessary tools to build the pedal, including a soldering iron and wire cutters/strippers. No returns are accepted on these kits for any reason.

This particular kit is for our version of a Marshall JCM800 and Park 150, featured in our very first Issue and dubbed “Ltd. Distortion. The author of the piece, Nicholas Kula, originally designed this pedal to end the tone quest of a friend of his, who had no other requirements than “it has to sound like Fugazi.” The result is a tribute to all things JCM, with volume, gain and presence knobs, along with a full three-band EQ. A toggle switch bypasses the entire EQ and presence controls for a raw, unhinged redlined Marshall head. Spicy!

Each Ltd. Distortion kit includes:

Electrical components



1x 470 ohm

3x 1k

1x 4.7k

1x 5.1k

1x 10k

2x 22k

1x 47k

1x 100k

3x 1m

2x 2.2m




2x 100pF (ceramic)

1x 330pF (ceramic)

1x 470pF (ceramic)

1x 1nF (0.001uF, film)

2x 22nF (0.022uF, film)

2x 100nF (0.1uF, film)

2x 220nF (0.22uF, film)

1x 2.2uF (electrolytic)

2x 100uF (electrolytic)




1x LM833

1x J201

1x 1N4001

2x 3mm red LED




1x 10KB

1x 50KB

1x 100KB

2x 250KB

1x 1MA

6x potentiometer dust cover




1x stripboard

1x 8-pin IC Socket

1x DPDT on-on toggle



1x 125B enclosure

2x ¼” jacks

1x 5mm LED

1x LED bezel

1x DC power jack

1x 3PDT footswitch

6x knobs 


Contains all the parts you need to build the exact pedal from Distortion Ltd. issue 1.

Requires only a soldering iron, cutting tool and wire cutters/strippers.

*Image of assembled pedal for reference only. Not included.

No returns accepted

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