I've really been itching to try and build a tubescreamer pedal. I found the BYOC Overdrive (a direct clone of a TS-808 ) which is what I'd like. I'd love to be able to build and use my own pedal, but I know nothing about electronics (resistors, compactors, etc.) and I have never used a soldering iron. My dad can use a soldering iron, but he only wires up guitar pickups and what not, so he has no experience with circuit boards and stuff. I figured I can get basic tips from him on how to solder. I also looked at the instruction manual for the BYOC Overdrive, and it looks pretty cut and dry to me. It tells you what each of the parts names are and where to put them. It almost seems too cut and dry, lol. I've heard that a Tubescreamer circuit is among the easiest to build, but then again I consider a G chord to be pretty easy too, but someone who's never played guitar would struggle with it, lol. I'm really nervous about pulling the trigger and buying one because I don't want to spend $80 and end up not being able to put it together and have a $80 pile of parts. I did see that they have a confidence boost pedal for beginners, but the Tubescreamer doesn't look too much harder then the boost. Plus I'd like a pedal I actually want to use instead of a boost that doesn't even have an enclosure, lol. I figured there was someone on here that has experience building pedals and could offer me advice on if they think I can handle starting out with the Tubescreamer.