The Zen - Overdrive kit

Item number: 207

Category: Overdrive


starting from 24,50 €

Final price incl. VAT, plus shipping (mitttel)


Shipping time: 3-7 Working days


The Zen is an elegant and smooth sounding overdrive pedal. It features a great dynamic tone.

This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal. Also very useful:

Not included in the kit, but also good to have:

  • Aluminium enclosure: select one on the top
  • 9V battery or DC power supply
  • 4 nice knobs for the pots, for 6.3mm shaft
  • Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling

Instrument: Guitar
Effect-Type: Overdrive


That´s the sound of the Zen:

Build documents

Installation guide: Installation guide

Parts list (BOM): Parts list

Schematic and pcb: Schematic

Docs for previous version:

Wiring layout: Wiring

Schematic and pcb: Schematic

Parts list (BOM): Parts list

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5 from 5 The Zen - Overdrive kit

I found the kit provided in a very precise way ... every component labeled with its value, so the assembly is more simplified.

., 10.10.2013
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5 from 5 Super overdrive!!

Deluxe overdrive! The voicing knob allows higher frequencies to be processed, this really makes the harmonics stand out and the solos get a lot sweeter!! Too much high frequencies make it unusable on the same setting for rhythm guitar, though. I really like this solo mode it just makes the dull pickup sound a lot like a screaming coil, but without the noise. This isnt usually found on popular overdrives. It comes clearly labeled so you wont have problems building it. MUSIKDING ROCKS!

., 04.02.2014
5 from 5 Easy and awesome!

Im a newbie in soldering DIY effect kits, but this one is very easy. It took me a couple of hours but than you have an effectpedal that really sounds amazing. Im still playing with the knobs to found all the sounds, but so far: Thumbs up on the Musikding kit!!

., 01.05.2014
5 from 5 Excellent easy build

This was my first build. It was easy to do and the sound is excellent. I did another one for a friend after he heard how it sounded. Excellent support from Musikding also. Recommended.

., 23.06.2014
5 from 5 Easy & great sounding

Was fairly easy to build, took me a couple of hours and I didnt even use professional equipment or something. The four knobs are enough to color your sound the way you want.

., 21.07.2014
5 from 5 Almost all around pedal

I didnt knoww what to expect when I got this pedal, but it sounds realy great, for light 70s driver to a muddier, a little more modern one. I didnt get to try thison humbuckers, but it would sure sound great too.
It only took me an hour to build in, the indications are clear and easy to follow.
You should get it for sure !

., 21.11.2014
5 from 5 Pede de calidad suprema

Grandísimo pedal, todo bien etiquetado e identificado.

Totalmente recomendable.

., 28.12.2014
5 from 5 perfecto

Como siempre, todo perfecto. Envío rápido, componentes perfectamente identificados, de muy fácil montaje.
Y el sonido, asombroso!

., 01.05.2015
5 from 5 amazing sound

this pedal is very fantastic .....

., 28.05.2015
5 from 5 Excellent, and easy !

It was a first shot for me to make a guitar pedal.
The kit arrived well packed, quickly, and everything was there.
I just missed the schematic, but I finally found it on the web site. But it would be great to put it in the enveloppe, as the customer is not supposed to work near a place with Internet ;-)
Anyway, the mounting took me about 3 hours, and it was very well explained, so the pedal worked on the first time.
And Its great ! Great tone, great sound, very creamy, warm...

I love it !

., 12.11.2015
5 from 5 good !

its really good!
it respects the sound of the guitar and the gain is rich and deep
no regrets!

., 19.07.2016
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