About The Pedal Creators
Everyone can build excellent boutique guitar pedals. Everything we do is to make that experience more accessible and user-friendlier. The Pedal Creators series are the best and easiest to build PCBs ever. Including most resistors and capacitors already soldered on board as SMD components, leaving the key values for you to experiment and craft your own tone. Now you can build a pedal you are proud of in less than an hour without any previous experience. What are you waiting for to become a Pedal Creator?
The Pedal creators – key features:
- Easy to build, no previous experience required. It’s like Lego for musicians.
- Fast assembly finish a pedal in less than an hour. Play your favorite record and enjoy the ride along.
- 100% mistake-proof. Even my grandma can build one while she cooks.
- Build your own boutique pedal. Experiment with different values and make the pedal you always dreamed of.
- Easy to scale. Turn your passion into a money-making machine.
The Lemon Rockververb is an exclusive original design by PCB Mania, inspired by Orange Rockerverb, replacing the tubes for JFET to make it pedal-friendly.
The Orange Rockerverb was initially developed a decade ago and got released by 2004 as the first high gain tube head by the British company in response to the need for extra gain from the modern players. But that is not what gives this marvelous preamp exclusively valuable for metal players; what makes this bad boy truly special is its versatile workhorse that will take you anywhere from classic British crunch to the very heaviest in modern metal.
Remember, this project requires sourcing some good quality JFET from trusted sources for proper functioning. We always recommend using SMD JFET as their reliability is far superior to the discontinued through-hole counterpart. Also, bear in mind this project requires bias the transistors correctly with the respective trim pots.
To do this correctly, plug the pedal into your 9v power supply/battery, grab your multimeter and plug the black terminal into any ground of the circuit. Simultaneously, with the read touch, the Drain legs of your transistors, if it’s done correctly, should appear how much voltage is receiving that leg.
Now turn the trimpot with a screwdriver till you can read 4.5v- or half of your power supply; in case you are using 18v- on the screen of your multimeter. Repeat this process with all transistors and their respective trimpots till all of them are measuring 4.5v, then proceed to do fine-tuning by ear on what you hear are the best settings of each transistor.
Don’t forget to share your favorite bias settings and pictures of your build on our Facebook group!