Updated Feb. 4, 2022

The Fuzzlord Drone Master is a brutal high gain machine that takes the RAT and adds two toggles for more tonal versatility. The left switch controls a mid-scoop or boost while the right switch allows for silicon diode clipping or a much louder and compressed LED clipping mode.

We added it to our article about the Best Rat-Style Distortion Pedals.

Fuzzlord Drone Master Distortion Builder Notes

Based on the classic LM308 RAT circuit made famous by countless bands over the decades, the Drone Master is a heavy-laden drone-filled take on the classic circuit. Brutally high gain, different clipping options, and added mid scoop/boost toggle make the Drone Master a perfect addition to any pedalboard.

Two toggles give a total of 4 different modes. The left toggle chooses between a mid scoop or a mid boost akin to the classic Hyperfuzz, while the right toggle chooses between silicon diode clipping (stock) and a much louder and compressed LED clipping mode that provides a volume boost.

Controls

Level: Overall output level. Counter-clockwise for less, clockwise for more.

Filter: Treble-cut tone control to tame any harsh top-end. Clockwise for unfiltered, counter-clockwise for more treble cut.

Gain: Amount of gain in the circuit. Counter-Clockwise for overdrive-like tones, clockwise for all out sonic destruction.

Toggle 1: Mid boost/scoop control. Up for mid scoop, down for stock.

Toggle 2: Silicon/LED clipping control. Down for Silicon (stock), Up for LED.

Power

Use of an isolated 9-volt, center negative (-) DC power supply is recommended for optimal performance.