alright, here is my latest offering to the faceless electronic gods of the global interweb. it's called the Mona Lisa Overdrive after everyone's favorite cyberpunk masterpiece, and dystopian premonition written by William Gibson. if you haven't heard of it, check it out! anyway, on to the the goods-
i thought i would build something that would turn on the guys that were into the lighter side of things- something different than my usual wall of fuzz tones. with the MLOD, you can get a heavy boost, or a light overdrive reminiscent of vintage microphone preamps. the fancy thing about this circuit is the lack of coupling caps in the audio path- something usually reserved for mic pres and hifi circuits. this lends itself to the "transparent", uncolored sound happening here. if you encounter any oscillation at the highest gain settings, simply raise the value of the 100 ohm resistor near the gain control to lower the amount of maximum gain.
as always, if anyone happens to put this on the breadboard, or if it sounds like something you might want to build, let me know, and i'll whip up a layout for it.