i was asked to post a layout for the MLOD, so here it is. enjoy! i tried this circuit out with 2n5457, j201, and j309 fets. they all work fine.. the Q2 position is where most of the magic is. try different transistors for different tones. i enjoyed a 2n5210 with an Hfe of 250-300 there, myself. it had nice midrange content without sounding muddy. the images are at 600 dpi, a current limiting resistor for the LED has been added, and the gain pot can go up to 10k that's all you have. this circuit is a great sounding boost/light OD/ line driver/buffer. i hope you dig it!
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LAYOUT IS VERIFIED.