OK, I went ahead and bought a Klon kit from buildyourownklonclone.com and this came with bags of parts to stick into the board. The only thing missing was the diodes. The board itself didn't have any silk screening on the top so figuring out what went where was a bit of a chore. The holes in the pcb weren't great either...meaning they didn't line up.
Next up was a board from the Sunking guy over at Freestompboxes forum.
This board was done right and while the parts were a bit tight it wasn't too bad.
The board itself was high quality and much better than the BYOKC, pos.
So I built the two and tested them out.
The BYOKC kit sucked as did the mid humped sound. I didn't go through it to figure out what he did wrong but something isn't quite right.
The Sunking sounds really good and I am going to compare it to a real Klon shortly.
Over all I think the Sunking distortion probably sounds better than the Klon but this is only from my memory of the unit.
So, if you are thinking about building yourself a Klone I suggest the Sunking board.
The Sunking board is also a little smaller than the BYOKC board.
Here is what the Sunking guts look like.
I will take a pic of the BYOKC later and post that one so you can see the difference in board quality.