New Kit from ModTM Kits DIY, the ThunderDrive!

New Kit from ModTM Kits DIY, the ThunderDrive

The good people at have just announced yet another AWESOME new DIY effects pedal kit: The ThunderDrive is an overdrive pedal kit that provides a strong clean signal boost in the early gain settings and smooth distortion at maximum gain settings.  Adjusting volume and gain controls provides a wide variety of tones in spite of its simple construction.  It is capable of overdriving the preamp section of your guitar amp or adding its own layer of distortion at lower volume.  The current draw of this pedal is very low at 1.3 milliamps, allowing for long battery life.

MODTM Kits are designed to give novice and experienced musicians the opportunity to build their own amps and effects pedals.  All kits come with easy to follow instructions and use point-to-point wiring.  A pre-drilled enclosure and all parts are included.  All you need to provide are hand tools, a soldering iron and solder.  The effect pedals operate on a 9V battery; for a longer lasting option, a 9-volt adapter can be purchased separately.

For a complete listing of kits available from MODTM Kits DIY visit

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  • Neill

    This was a fun project that gives you a solid overdrive pedal for under $30. What more could you ask for? The instructions were, as always, very clear and concise.

    The end result is very tight in some places; I found myself having to mash the battery in at the end but everything does fit.

    This kit was much easier to build than the Persuader Tube Driver pedal and took much less time (about 2 hours total). The distortion is beefy and dynamic – with the tone knob you can go from acidy fuzz to real nice chunk. Apart from being a good distortion pedal you can also use it as a power booster to drive your amp into tube distortion (very cool)

    Also I experienced very low noise from this pedal, even at full volume.

    Thanks again MOD Kits DIY!

  • @Neill, Can’t beat all that for the price! I want to check one out!

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