Poodle Pedal Parts Emporium Decoded

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I’m looking at buying a kit from the Poodle Pedal Parts Emporium but have yet to decide which one, so I’ve been digging around to try to clarify what underlying pedals the kits are based on.

Does anyone have any recommendations for specific pedals? I’m after a light’ish blues/rock overdrive. I already have a Joyo Sweet Baby which is nice, but something with a little more oomph to it would be good.

Here is my list of decoded names. I’m probably wrong on some them so feel free to correct as needed…

Acti - Boost  -  Type A - Xotic effects AC Booster
Acti - Boost  -  Type R - Xotic effects RC Booster
LPB DIY Boost / Treble Boost / Shouting Bird Kit - Electro Harmonix Screaming Bird
Candyman Overdrive - Timmy OD
The Joy drive - Bogner Ecstasy OD
Disorder Drive Overdrive  - Fulltone OCD
Klone - Klon Centaur
Chilly Biscuit Distortion - Crowther Hot Cake
Mucky Hush Overdrive - Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret
EMpathy Drive - EM - Drive Transparent Overdrive Pedal
Rock Box - Z.Vex Box Of Rock
Boner Boost Kit - Z.Vex Super Hard - On
EPic Boost - Xotic effects EP Booster
Double - Down Boner Boost / overdrive - ZVEX Super Duper 2 - In - 1 Dual Boost
Clock of Tone - Lovepedal Church of Tone 50 (COT50)
Big Beefy Preamp  -  Boost and Overdrive - Xotic effects BB Plus
Clay Jones Overdrive - Clay Jones Overdrive
Dirt Dessert  -  Harmonic Messulator -  CROWTHER AUDIO Prunes & Custard
Cream Buff guitar signal buffer - Pete Cornish LD - 1 Line Driver
Enlightened Overdrive  -  Dumble in a Box - Zen Drive
Greasy Tool  -  Crossover Distortion Device - Z.Vex Machine
FoxxTave  -  Foxx Tone Machine and Ultimate Options - Foxx Tone Machine and Fulltone Ultimate Octave

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  • frankusfrankus Frets: 4714
    I like the enlightenment drive - not least of all because it'll fit in a 1590a enclosure :)
    A sig-nat-eur? What am I meant to use this for ffs?! Is this thing recording?
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  • jonnyburgojonnyburgo Frets: 9442
    The Rock Box is excellent, its gone well with all my amps
    "OUR TOSSPOT"
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 17359
    edited May 2014
    I terms of dirt and drives I have built:

    L'il Louie  (Lovepedal Les Lius)
    Blaster (Alembic Stratoblaster)
    Rat
    Muff (Ram spec iirc)
    Fuzz Face
    Fuzz Factory
    and the ever-present 1590A Super Hard-On

    All are ace. great quality boards, good instructions and excellent customer service.

    I particularly love the Blaster. It's "only" a 1-knob boost but it's got a slight mid-hump that is just perfect, particularly with single coils.


    More decodings:
    MegaHIWatt - Catalinbread WIIO and RAH
    Filthy Fack - Fuzz Factory
    Rodent - ProCo Rat
    Ruckus - Suhr Riot
    Shred Meister - Marshall Shredmaster
    Líl Louie - Lovepedal Les Lius
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  • thermionicthermionic Frets: 7093
    Excellent idea to have all these in one place. I always find myself trying to work out the puns every time I think of building one of the kits.
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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 7291

    Great thread, it's like wandering along the biscuit aisle in Aldi trying to work out what they've copied.

    Anyone for a Racer or a Titan?

     

     

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 17359
    He also responds very well to new kit suggestions - that's how I got the Blaster made. I wasn't going to find a real one but he had the kit on sale within about 2 weeks of my first email. Really impressive.

    Board-mounted pots make builds really neat too, which is great.

    I'm surprised he hasn't done a drop-in wah board for crybaby shells. I definitely reckon there'd be a market for that. I can feel another facebook message coming on!
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  • I recently built the boner boost and its very good!
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  • BedlamBedlam Frets: 0
    I'm pretty sure the Joydrive is actually the Wampler Ecstasy, not the Bogner.

    I've built loads of these kits - some of my builds and reviews are on his Facebook page - and they really are great. The boards are as small as possible so many of them will fit in 1590A boxes. I didn't know the Enlightened would fit in an A box - are you sure, Frankus?

    I'm particularly enjoying the Ruckus (Suhr Riot) and Mucky Hush at the moment. I'm hoping we will see a kit of the MkIII DLS some time, but there's really only so many overdrive pedals that you need! The Echo Blue is superb and everyone should have one, and the Verb is a great reverb if your amp doesn't have one built-in.
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  • Hi does anyone know what the Wrecktifier - High Gain Distortion is clone of? It looks a bit like a Wamper Triple Wreck?
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 17359
    Hi does anyone know what the Wrecktifier - High Gain Distortion is clone of? It looks a bit like a Wamper Triple Wreck?
    Yup, that's the one.
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  • DannyPDannyP Frets: 1059
    I've just unpacked my Hot Snake.

    Which I believe to be a Catalinbread Naga Viper.
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  • Hi does anyone know what the Wrecktifier - High Gain Distortion is clone of? It looks a bit like a Wamper Triple Wreck?
    Yup, built it, use it for bass and it's pretty heavy....and cool....and LOUD....lots and lots of gain here! For bass, don't bother with the boost circuit, it's not that useful. But on a skinny stringed thing like a guitar...it's pretty useful.
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  • JayGeeJayGee Frets: 896
    edited February 2015
    Peachy Fuzz == Frantone Peach Fuzz.

    It's also very, very close to a Danelectro cool cat fuzz, close enough to dispell any lingering doubts anyone might have over where they got the circuit from... :-)

    Very pleased with mine by the way, went together very easily barring the brain fade episode which led to me fitting the wrong value resistor twice in a row in the same place, and my wrongly identifying which end of the LED was which first time round. The "direct connect" daughterboard and ribbon cable option for the switch makes wiring the thing up about 1000 times easier and neater too, and I commend it! 
    Don't ask me, I just play the damned thing...
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  • AelfricAelfric Frets: 10
    edited February 2015
    This was a very useful thread. Below is a list consolidating all of the above posts and my own deductions (marked with a bullet):

    Acti-Boost Type A:  Xotic Effects AC Booster
    Acti-Boost Type R:  Xotic Effects RC Booster
    • AstroTone Fuzz:  Sam Ash Fuzzz Box
    • Axis Fuzz:  Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz
    • Ball Breaker:  Marshall Blues Breaker
    • Bass Pig:  EHZX Hog’s Foot
    • Bee Juice:  Mad Professor Sweet Honey
    Big Beefy Preamp:  Xotic Effects BB Plus
    • Big Fat Balls:  EHx Bass Balls
    • Big Muff Pi:  EHX Big Muff
    • Big Skweez:  Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer
    • Bionic Guzz Fun:  Death by Audio Supersonic Fuzz Gun
    Blaster:  Alembic Stratoblaster
    • Blue Fool:  MXR Blue Box
    Boner Boost:  Z.Vex Super Hard-On
    • BrassMaster:  Maestro Brass Master
    • Brian May Treble Boost:  Brian May Treble Booster
    • BSIAB2:  BSIAB2
    • BuzzAround:  Burns Buzzaround
    Candyman Overdrive:  Paul Cochrane Timmy
    Chilly Biscuit Distortion:  Crowther Hot Cake
    Clay Jones Overdrive:  Landgraff Dynamic Overdrive / Clay Jones Overdrive
    Clock of Tone:  Lovepedal Church of Tone 50
    Cream Buff:  Pete Cornish LD-1 Line Driver
    • Creme Fluff Fuzz:  Frantone Cream Puff Fuzz
    Dirt Dessert:  Crowther Audio Prunes & Custard
    Disorder Drive:  Fulltone OCD
    Double-Down Boner Boost:  ZVEX Super Duper 2-In-1 Dual Boost
    • Dumb Lloyd:  Shin’s Dumbloid
    • Echo Blue:  Mad Professor Deep Blue
    EMPathy Drive:  Emerson Em Drive
    Enlightened Drive:  Hermida Zendrive
    EPic Boost:  Xotic Effects EP Booster
    • Faze 90:  MXR Phase 90
    Filthy Fack:  Z.Vex Fuzz Factory
    • Finger of Fuzz:  Penny Pedals Fingerprint
    • Flender:  Fender Blender
    FoxxTave:  Foxx Tone Machine / Fulltone Ultimate Octave
    • Fuzz Face:  Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face
    • Fuzzy Muff:  EHx Muff Fuzz
    • Gloomy Drive:  Univox Uni-Drive
    Greasy Tool:  Z.Vex Machine
    • Harmonic Perculator:  Interfax HP-1 Harmonic Percolator
    Hot Snake:  Catalinbread Naga Viper
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  • AelfricAelfric Frets: 10
    edited February 2015
    • Jordan Bosstone:  Jordan Bosstone
    Joy Drive:  Wampler Ecstacy
    • Klon Buffer:  Klon Buffer
    Klone:  Klon Centaur
    Lil Louie:  Lovepedal Les Luis
    • Little Scremer:  AMZ Son of Screamer
    • Llamatron:  Way Huge Red Llama
    • LPB Boost:  EHX LPB2
    MegaHIWatt:  Catalinbread WIIO and RAH
    • MicroAmp:  MXR Microamp
    • Mosrite Fuzz Rite:  Mosrite Fuzzrite
    Mucky Hush Overdrive:  Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret
    • Orange Squeezer Compressorz:  Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer
    • P45:  MXR Phase 45
    • P45:  Univox Univibe
    • Para Drive:  Emerson Paramount Overdrive
    Peachy Fuzz:  Frantone Peach Fuzz
    • Plexi Distortion:  Lovepedal Purple Plexi
    • Quack Machine:  EHz Q-Tron / Dr. Quack
    • Quiet Boost:  Z.Vex SHO (sans crackle)
    • Range Master:  Dallas Rangemaster
    • Raw Fuzz:  Death by Audio Fuzz War
    Rock Box:  Z.Vex Box Of Rock
    Rodent:  Pro Co Rat
    • ROG Condor:  RunnoffGroove Condor
    Ruckus:  Suhr Riot
    • Scrambler:  Ampeg Scrambler
    • Shin-Ei FY2 Companion:  Shin Ei Companion Fuzz
    Shouting Bird:  EHX Screaming Bird
    Shred Meister:  Marshall Shredmaster
    • Skwisher:  Ross Grey Compressor
    • Square Wave Fuzz:  Univox Square Wave Fuzz
    • The Guv:  Marshall Guv’nor
    • The Verb Box of Hall:  Beltron BTDR-2
    • Throb:  Schaller Tremolo
    • Thug:  D*A*M Meathead
    • Tone Bender  Pro Mk II:  Colorsound Tonebender
    • Tone Bender Mk III:  Colorsound Tonebender
    • Toxic Minx:  MXR Distortion+
    • Tube Screamer:  Ibanez TS-808
    • Univox Super Fuzz:  Univox Superfuzz
    • Vintage Pow:  Colorsound Overdrive
    • Wobbler:  Electronics Australia Tremolo
    Wrecktifier:  Wampler Triple Wreck

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  • AelfricAelfric Frets: 10
    edited June 2015
    Updates:

    • Box of Tone 50:  Lovepedal Church of Tone 50
    • CSound Tremolo:  Colorsound Tremolo
      FoxxTave:  Foxx Tone Machine / Fulltone Ultimate Octave
    • Magic Vibes: Magnatone Amp Tremolo
    • Mutantes Fuzz:  Claudio Cesar Dias Baptista “Os Mutantes” Regulus VIII
    • One Knob Fuzz: Colorsound Tonebender Mk I
    • Pixel Drive:  Wampler Plexi-Drive
    • Repeater:  Vox Repeat Percussion
    • SoopaCharged Overdrive:  Catalinbread Super Charged Overdrive
    • Stinky Cheese:  Lovetone Big Cheese
    • Supreaux Bolt:  JHS Superbolt / Runoffgroove Supreaux Deux
    • Ultimatum:  Fulltone Ultimate Octave

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  • Anybody know what the "reasonably good mangler" is a clone of?
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  • thermionicthermionic Frets: 7093
    Dwarfcraft Great Destroyer is my guess. I googled the chip that's in the circuit, not a common one.
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  • Yeh, looks very very similar - the poodle circuit has an additional 100uf cap and a 1n4001 diode.
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  • DannyPDannyP Frets: 1059
    Pussy King = Katzenkonig (boutique Tonebender into Rat)
    Figaro Drive = Silicon Rangemaster into AC30 Top Boost a la Brian May
    Warp Sound = Pearl/Vorg Warpsound


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