So I have an Orange TH30 and the dirty channel is pretty wild and I like that.

What I am struggling with is a pedal to boost it to Solo volumes... I have tried boosts and overdrives in front of the amp, yet even with the levels flat out I'm not getting a boosted volume. I can run two pedals through the clean channel and boosting is fine. I also tried using the Loop also, but it seemed to make everything sound completely different and I'm not sure the amp appreciated it!

Is there a killer pedal that I can put into the front of a dirty amp that actually boosts?
I'm about to embark on building a TS808 clone. Brought the kit and a soldering iron - so have all I need to get cracking... but, I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew.

I have a schematic drawing, a bag of bits and a lot of switches and wires! - which means bugger all to me!!! I have just realized as clever as I think I am, I know nothing about electronics!

Has anyone tried to build a clone and are there any good websites with videos or guides for complete beginners?

Determined to do this, but some advice would be good!

I have an 80's Ibanez Roadstar II. Was my first guitar and I need to replace the Pro Rock'r trem plate... Finding one for a decent price is hard... Seen them go for nearly as much as the guitar is worth.

Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement bridge or parts for reasonable money?