Stompbox: Electric Church Pedal

I built this pedal from scratch. It’s a variation on the Electra distortion circuit which was a circuit added to some Electra guitars in the 1970’s and provides a soft clipping sound. The schematic I used was designed by Fred Briggs which he calls Clock of Tone since it was based on the lovepedal COT50 (Church of Tone) circuit, yet another Electra distortion variation.

I added a master volume and a control for increasing the headroom of the circuit. It has a sweet warm sound and called it Electric Church because the sweet warm clipping sound of this pedal reminds me of Jimi… but then again most things do!

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