The Rectifier Box is my first attempt to capture the essence of the Mesa Boogie’s Throttle box, one of the best High gain distortions I ever heard, with a really interesting Mid-cut section.
Put the Rectifier Box distortion pedal before your amplifier and get ready for pure aggressiveness and power!
This is a difficult to build High gain Drive. With an average availability of components. Just take special notice that this project works with a 220uH inductor.
- Works with two TL074 and one JRC 4558
- 3pdt Switch on board
- 2 DPDT, Input selector, and Mid-cut EQ.
- A very useful mid-control pot and switch based on an inductor.
- Toggle to choose the input mode
- Toggle to enable the Mids mode
For further analysis on this circuit take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.
Important building notes
This item corresponds to one PCB of the “Rectifier Box.” You supply the components, check the Building docs below for the shopping list.
On this drilling template, I made some changes to make it fit properly in a 1590BB enclosure. It fits super tight, and I replaced the onboard pots for regular ones. For the DC jack, I recommend using the smaller ones.