MOD kits DIY introduces germanium diodes to the Thunderdrive Deluxe Ltd

The new pedal also features clipping settings from its forebears.

mod kits diy thunderdrive deluxe ltd

MOD kits DIY has unveiled the Thunderdrive Deluxe Ltd, an overdrive pedal kit featuring a three-diode selector setting: two from the brand’s older pedals and a brand-new germanium diode one.

The dirt box is designed to cover all your needs, from clean boost at low gain settings to “smooth distortion”, as the brand puts it, with the gain cranked up. Use it to push the preamp stage of your amplifier, or simply add a layer of dirt to your sound. The main highlight of this pedal, though, is the aforementioned diode selector switch. Unlike its forebears, you’ll get three diode settings with the Thunderdrive Deluxe Ltd:

  • Silicon: Classic silicon diode clipping based on original Thunderdrive
  • Middle: Lifted diode clipping which produces “turbo” sound from Thunderdrive Deluxe
  • Germanium: All-new germanium clipping for warm, vintage tones

Set at an amateur build difficulty, this stomper will require “little to no experience”, according to MOD kits DIY.

Lists for $49.95. More information at modkitsdiy.com.

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