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Solstice (Legacy)

Based On
Marshall® Shredmaster
Effect Type
Build Difficulty
Project Summary
A great mid-gain amp-like distortion with a 3-band EQ. Most notably used by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine.

Legacy PCB

Designed for the 1590B enclosure with side-mounted jacks, which some builders prefer. Bypass PCB (optional) sold separately.


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Updated Version

The same circuit, but updated for the 125B enclosure format for a more streamlined build. The bypass switch PCB is integrated.


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Project overview

The Solstice Distortion project allows you to build a clone of the Marshall Shredmaster distortion pedal. The Shredmaster has a lot in common with the Guv’nor / Drivemaster, and in fact the first half of both circuits are nearly identical. However, the Shredmaster has an additional gain recovery stage, and even though the three tone knobs appear to be the same on the outside, the tone stack is very different.


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