Just buy one kit to start with. I would recommend a Klon clone.Question - are there some components I could buy to have on hand to swap out to see how they affect the circuits tone ? Ex.) germanium and silicon transistors ?
I'm not sure what values would be needed, I'm sure this comes with experience, but I was thinking if I had some on hand I could swap in/out of a circuit to see how it affects the tone.
Maybe a breadboard would be good for this? Im probably getting way ahead of myself, lol but just some thoughts.
I'll buy a couple kits to start out with.
Aion effects has a good one: you can buy just the PCB or a complete kit.
Their paperwork includes a range of components that can be modified for different characteristics.
I fitted lead sockets for the IC's and some components ..... but to date have never modified it from standard.