The Sidescroller kit

Item number: 1500

Video-game'ish fuzz with octave down/up and pulse width modulation.

Category: Parasit Studio kits


starting from 30,00 €

including 19% VAT., plus shipping

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The Sidescroller MK2 is an insane 8-bit sounding fuzz. It does octave down, octave up and pulse width modulation.

The pulse width modulation signal blended with the octave down gives it a retro game'ish sound that brings backs memories of the 8-bit era of videogaming. Sound-wise it's pretty close to the Arcadiator. It is kind of a ?Arcadiator Light? since it has less control and fits in a 125B. It does however have a unique feature: an LFO that modulates the pulse width, giving it that C64 phaser'ish sound .

This circuit works best with high output pickups. It is a gated circuit by nature of the CMOS logic. If you are using single coils and need more sustain, try a boost or compressor in front. To improve tracking of the octave down, use your neck pickup with the tone rolled off.

This kit is a creation by in cooperation with If you have any problem with the content of the kits like mising or wrong parts, please contact Musikding (Klaus) at For any technical problem relating to building this project, please contact Fredrik at

Here´s the parts list: Parts List (BOM)

This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal. Not included in the kit, but also good to have:

  • Aluminium enclosure: select one from top
  • 9V DC power supply
  • 4 nice knobs for the potentiometer, up to 20mm diameter and for 6.3mm shafts
  • Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling

Sidescroller docs.

Effect-Type: Fuzz Distortion Octave
Instrument: Guitar Bass

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