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Saturday, 29 November 2008

Menatone - King of the Britons

Menatone, well known for their "Amp in a Can" stuff. Well I've had a few requests for a few of the Menatone boxes and thanks to the freestompboxes.org forum here is the "King of the Britons". Marshall-esqe uber distortion, give it a try - I did and quite enjoyed it. I built up the RunOffGroove.com "Thor" though and enjoyed that much more...

Here's a demo;

Here's the scheme:


  1. Can You send me the schem? The little-picture-link doesn't work.



  2. Hello there. Scheme image re-uploaded, it should be working now :-)

  3. You mention you like the Thor better. What makes you prefer it? i.e., what is the difference between the sound of these two pedals?

    Also, any word on the Satchurator yet? :)

  4. Can you tell me what the sound difference is between this King of the Britons compared to UK-Electronics JMC800 emulator the circuit is basically the same but this one has added capacitors and some resistor values differ?

  5. Has anyone successfully built this pedal from this schematic?


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