Norton Dirt - PCB Kit
The NORTON is a very unique dirt pedal built using an LM3900 "norton" transresistance amplifier (current input / voltage output). Circuit topology is similar to HAGFACE, in that there is a gain stage followed by a clipping stage and buffered TONE control. By using the entire signal swing available with a 9V supply, noise floor is low - this is one very quiet distortion / fuzz pedal. An auto-LED circuit flashes in proportion to signal.
The PCB kit includes a blank circuit board and most of the parts that solder to it (plus wire, feet, and a label). You will need to separately purchase the remaining components (enclosure, foot-switch, LED, jacks, pots, knobs). Parts list is included in manual below.
- True bypass
- 26dB maximum gain
- 15mV input, onset of clipping