Blues King low-gain overdrive files
This item provides a digital download of a ZIP file with all the documentation needed to build the Blues King.
The BLUES KING overdrive pedal is the perfect tool for sculpting low-to-mid gain tones, pushing your amp into its sweet spot. The EQ curve of the tone controls prevents the tone-masking flaws of many overdrive pedals, preserving the full tonal palette of your guitar and amp. We took the circuit a step further by letting you tailor the precise character and compression of the drive circuitry, making the BLUES KING capable of dialing in your own signature overdrive tone.
These files are for personal use only. If you want to build & sell the Blues King as a commercial product, you can become an authorized VFE builder.
Here is a full list of included files:
README - Outlines the basic organization of the files within the ZIP file. It also contains links to multiple YouTube videos that will help you build the pedal and understand how it works, plus information about the various versions of the pedal.
SCHEMATICS - Contains schematics of every version of the circuit, categorized by series (SPS, Standard, Live).
EAGLE FILES - Contains all the Eagle files from the different versions of the pedal. Earlier versions may be a bit messy to work with, but are included to help with repair or mod work on discontinued versions of the pedal.
GERBER FILES - These ZIP files contain everything you need to get the latest version of the PCBs fabricated. The files have been optimized for the Gerber extensions used by PCBway, so they may not work at all fabrication shops unless you change the extensions on each file.
ASSEMBLY FILES - Contains the assembly sheets with a master parts spreadsheet for most recent version of the pedal. When available, I've added assembly sheets for earlier versions, too.
TEMPLATES - Contains templates for the drill holes. Free templates for the graphics can be found at https://www.vfepedals.com/graphics.