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Marshall Drive Master with BluesBreaker Tone Control

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Marshall Drive Master with BluesBreaker Tone Control

Postby maz » February 3rd, 2020, 9:44 pm

Here's a circuit I built years ago, the Marshall Drive Master modified with a BluesBreaker Tone Control, making the pedal 3 knobs instead of 5. Everybody knows about the sound of a cranked Marshall JCM800, the Drive Master is basically a JCM 800 in a box and it is almost the same circuit than its big brother the Guv'nor, known to be a little more expensive.

I thought about sharing this modified version of the Drive Master because it sounds amazingly good, among all my gear I can count on my two hands the pedals I'm using and this is one of them. I built mine many years ago based on a layout found online, I'm not the author and I would be very glad to give him credits for the brillant idea of swapping the BluesBreaker tone control on it, this pedal is for sure a favorite of mine. You know that I don't like pedals with too much knobs but I swear its not the only reason that I love it :)

Since I can't get no information I opened it up and drew the schematic based on the pcb board inside my pedal.

The schematic


The layout


:pdf: Download the Complete pdf project file for direct PnP transfer, layout and schematic.

The Marshall Drive Master built on veroboard


The orange color is beautiful in real and suits very well.. I just love it ! :)


Happy DIY !
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