With today's economy, most quality guitar effect pedals are over $100, it's very rarely that you find a good pedal for under a $100, especially if it is made in the USA. There is a much cheaper alternative though, you just have to have some basic technological skills. Building your own pedal is fairly simple and much cheaper than buying one that is already built. There are countless kits out there for you favorite pedal, whether you want a TS style pedal, Fuzz pedal, Chorus, or a Klon style overdrive. The pedal i am going to show you how to build is an Octave Fuzz Pedal (Think Hendrix, Jack White, or Kenny Wayne Shepherds "Blue On Black"). *WARNING- This has a lot of steps, so be ready!