Go To Overdrive
OK . . . I have a pedal board full of overdrives. Cheep to expensive, i have them. I have even built many of my own ODs. I have modified TubeScreamer circuits. I have tried all the 4558 dual op amp chips, Germanium diodes, various LEDs, Symmetric / Asymmetric clipping, you name it. I have tried it. I don't own an original. But, i have been able to A/B an original with my designs.
This is THE best OD tone for me. The EQ circuit makes the pedal. I run mine with the Bass cranked to 3, Mids at 2, Treble at noon. Just warm OD tones for days. I run on the switch on the Smooth setting an noon the Gain and Volume. This pedal will not be rotating off my board.
Wampler got the jack locations right. I love the top input / output. It's a little thing. But, as a gear nerd that's always changing pedals, i love that design.