Modified Dallas Rangemaster DIY KIT

Modified Dallas Rangemaster 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, Topmay film capacitors and other premium parts. This particular kit only requires that you have the necessary tools to build the pedal, including a soldering iron and wire cutters/strippers, and in the case of this particular build, some double-sided foam mounting tape. No returns are accepted on these kits for any reason.


This particular kit is for our version of a Dallas Rangemaster, complete with germanium transistor, featured in Issue #9. Everyone should own a Rangemaster. Used by such absolute legends as Eric Clapton, Brian May, Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore and countless others, the Rangemaster is a fundamental building block of tone—especially if you play amps other than Fenders. It is NOT a pedal that turns your amp’s treble control to 10, but rather brings the treble frequencies normally buried by a dark amp or pickups to the forefront, keeping you in the mix while adding heft to your signal. Our version contains an extra knob to shift the frequencies lower for a great boost even if you’re playing a Fender. It’s also outfitted with a NOS germanium transistor and all old-school carbon comp resistors (except the LED resistor) for that old-school look and feel. We’ve drilled the potentiometer holes on the enclosure as big as we could in case you want to stick some NOS pots in there for the ultimate vintage reproduction, and we’ve reversed the polarity so that it can be daisy-chained with all your other pedals without a special adapter. 


Each Rangemaster kit includes:




1x 330 ohm

1x 2k

1x 68k

1x 430k




1x 4.7nF

1x 22nF

1x 100nF

2x 47uF




1x 10kB (Boost)

1x 20K (trimpot)

1x 250kA (Range)




1x MP11A




1x piece of stripboard (Veroboard)

2x Lumberg brand 1/4” jacks

1x DC power jack

1x 3PDT footswitch

1x LED

1x LED Bezel

1x 3-pin transistor socket



Contains all the parts you need to build the exact pedal from Distortion Ltd. Issue 9


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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