This page is an all-in-one build resource page designed to support the kits. Past the kit listing, you can find a start-to-finish build video as well as a list of common questions.

Kit Listing

This is a full listing of all of our pedal kits. You can download the PDF documentation for your kit directly from here, or click through to the project page for demo videos and circuit history.

Based On
Nobels® ODR-1
Effect Type
Overdrive
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
MXR® Distortion+
Effect Type
Overdrive / Distortion
Build Difficulty
Beginner
Based On
Ross / Dyna Compressor
Effect Type
Compressor / Sustainer
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
Hermida® Zendrive
Effect Type
Overdrive
Build Difficulty
Beginner
Based On
Marshall® Bluesbreaker
Effect Type
Overdrive
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Dinosaural OTC-201
Effect Type
Compressor
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
EHX Op-Amp Big Muff
Effect Type
Distortion/Sustainer, Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Tone Bender Mk. II
Effect Type
Germanium Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Marshall® Guv'nor
Effect Type
Overdrive
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
ZVEX Fuzz Factory™
Effect Type
Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
BOSS® HM-2
Effect Type
Metal Distortion
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
EHX® Big Muff Pi
Effect Type
Distortion / Sustainer, Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Pro Co® RAT Distortion
Effect Type
Distortion
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
BBE® Sonic Maximizer
Effect Type
EQ / Sonic Enhancer
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
4ms Tremulus Lune
Effect Type
Tremolo
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
Darkglass® Microtubes B3K
Effect Type
Bass overdrive
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
ZVEX Woolly Mammoth
Effect Type
Bass Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Tone Bender Mk III
Effect Type
Germanium Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
BOSS® FA-1 FET Amplifier
Effect Type
Boost / Preamplifier
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Ibanez® Mostortion
Effect Type
Overdrive / Distortion
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Dallas Rangemaster
Effect Type
Germanium boost
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Klon® Centaur / KTR
Effect Type
Overdrive
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
Univox® Superfuzz
Effect Type
Octave Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face
Effect Type
Germanium fuzz
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
Marshall® Shredmaster
Effect Type
Overdrive / Amp-Like Distortion
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Ibanez® Tube Screamer
Effect Type
Overdrive
Build Difficulty
Easy
Based On
Deep Blue Delay
Effect Type
Delay
Build Difficulty
Intermediate
Based On
fOXX® Tone Machine
Effect Type
Octave Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Easy

Build Video

We shot a video of a Refractor build from start to finish. It’s not a full tutorial, but intended as a reference so you can see each step of the process. Most of the build process is applicable to the other Aion FX kits. Check it out if you have any questions about how certain parts go together or if you just want to see somebody else do it first before diving in.

Common Questions

Where can I get help?

We don’t offer direct tech support, but there are a few DIY communities such as the DIYStompboxes forum and the Facebook group of the same name who are very accommodating to new builders. When posting a troubleshooting request, always include the following:

  • A thorough description of the problem you are experiencing
  • A photo of the inside of the pedal
  • A list of all the measured voltages of each of the pins (described on the Troubleshooting page of the build documentation).

Can you build the pedal for me?

Unfortunately not, but there are several people in the DIY community who can. Ask around on the Facebook group linked above and you might have some luck.

What if it doesn’t work?

We’ve done our best to make it as easy as possible to build our kits successfully. Ultimately, though, we are a parts company and not a pedal company. We guarantee the quality of our parts and the accuracy of our build instructions. But since most of the other factors are outside our control, we can’t guarantee the final product.

Can I order the kit with an unfinished enclosure?

We don’t carry bare enclosures drilled for each individual kit, though we can substitute an enclosure from the Input/Output Module Kit if you would like. These have the I/O holes on the north side, including the square DC jack cutout, but the face needs to be drilled using the template in the PCB version of the build doc. If you’d like a bare enclosure, please get in touch with us for details before ordering.