Refractor kit.

Item number: 2193

Legendary Overdrive.

Category: Overdrive

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starting from 40,50 €

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Description

The Refractor is a clone of one of the most legendary overdrives of the last 20 years.

The kit contains the parts for the original and the Silver Pony version.

This kit contains the PCB and all necessary parts. The enclosure can be selected, please select 3 knobs for 6,3mm shaft separately.
Here is the bill of material: bill of material

This project is by Aion Electronics, in collaboration with Musikding. If you have any problems with the contents of the kit, please contact Das Musikding (Klaus). Since the modifications require some basic knowledge, this project is rather for more experienced builders.

Here is the direct link to the manual with layout and schematic:
Instructions

Here you can find build reports on this project: Build Reports


Instrument: Guitar
Effect-Type: Overdrive

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4 from 5 Not so easy to build, but sounds great!

It took me about three days to assemble (slowly). Resistors in the kit are well marked, cannot say the same for capacitors (besides electrolytics) and care is needed to identify them properly. Supplied electrolytics are on the cheap Chinese side, however this does not seem to affect the sound. This pedal sings! I could even get my strat to feedback at bedroom levels. I have used BAT41 diodes for clipping (two other kind of diodes supplied). Dont have another Klon/Clone to compare, buy to my ears this kit sounds awesome. Overall 4/5

., 02.07.2018
Total entries: 10
5 from 5 Very good sound between boost and overdrive

I Dont know the original but il like it ! however, very complicated to built : small pcb, a lot of options, some parts more, some parts missing, some parts very difficult to identify. But it was the previous version and il think the last one is clearer. I am very happy with this pedal !

., 21.01.2019
5 from 5 First build, great result!

I was looking for a low gain overdrive, and I would like to try a Musikding Kit.
Result is really pleasant: really well done pcb, all the components and also multiple diodes for testing purpose.
Low noise and really good result!

., 27.05.2020
5 from 5 Amazing!

Cant compare it to the original, but this Klon sounds amazing! Beautiful PCB, perfect documentation, easy to build and amazing sound. For the fraction of cost you get the most sought after guitar effect ever. Highly recommended!

., 23.06.2020
4 from 5 Superbe overdrive mais...

Il sagit de ma troisième pédale DIY, toutes commandées sur Musikding dont la qualité de service est excellente.
La construction de la Refractor nest pas simple - beaucoup de composants - mais avec minutie on y arrive sans problème.
Côté son, jai un problème : elle génère beaucoup de souffle. Ayant le même problème avec mes 2 autres pédales DIY (phaser et chorus) jai changé létain pour celle-ci mais jai autant de souffle. Jai ce problème uniquement avec les pédales DIY, les autres ne génèrent aucun souffle. Je pense quil sagit dun problème dalimentation électrique mais si quelquun peut maider pour méviter de changer mon alimentation (Harley Benton) !!

., 19.07.2020
5 from 5 trés bon kit

Ce kit permet de construire une réplique de la klon centaur à lidentique, jusquaux diodes DE9 qui sonnent comme loriginal (éviter de les plier, elles sont en verre). Les sonorités sont excellentes. Tout a été dit sur cette pédale, mais il est vrai que sa réputation est méritée.
Deux jeux de diodes intéressantes sont fournis avec le kit, les DE9, et les bat41, qui sonnent très bien aussi. Pensez à acheter un switch, et la petite carte qui va avec, vous pourrez monter les deux jeux, et passer de lun à lautre.

., 26.07.2020
5 from 5 Excellent overdrive

Building the unit was very straight forward, thanks to clear documentation. PCB is very high quality. I did the tone cap mod (6n8) and put in D9E germanium diodes. This way my Refractor sounds even better than expected! I highly recommend!

., 22.09.2021
5 from 5 My first DIY pedal, great sound

Built for a long time. I know someone will always be able to fix it in case of a failure. (no waste)

., 24.11.2021
4 from 5 Would have been 5 stars if I were more experienced in building.

First kit i ever assembled and it was an adventure for sure.

Spent 20 ours fault-tracing, ruining some parts of the 3dPt pcb only to find out that the only actual error was wrong tab connected to out jack.

Had to hardwire stuff but got it working perfectly. Fun!!

., 24.02.2022
5 from 5 Excellent

Cest le meilleur kit de Klon que jai trouvé jusquici : très versatile, beaucoup de gain si on veut.
Une patate de monstre, une réserve phénoménale de volume, jadore.
Excellent complément de mon ampli orange !

., 20.03.2022
5 from 5 Excellent pedal

I purchas this kit together with a pre-drilled box that is a perfect match.
I’ve used the two Germanium diodes D9E an the pedal sounds fantastic with this option.
This Klon is now on my main pedalboard and will stay there forever.

., 13.10.2022
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