After the Xmas pud had been digested, and all things Xmas was generally over I decided to revisit a couple of OD pedals.
The first being the G2D creamtone clone I had built several years ago.
I still like its sound especially with the Strat, so I left it aline.
My attention then turned to my Zen OD clone, I have always had a love hate relationship with this pedal.
What I like about the creamtone is the restricted amount of bass hitting the first stage, so I modded the Zen to have a three position input cap select switch so I can now select between 4n7,10n,and 22nF. This cleans up the congestion I was hearing.
Of course this creates a lack of bass especially in the 4n7/10n setting so I then cobbled up Barbers RIAA post tone cct around the second op-amp stage.
I found the bass control works to restore bass balance, but I found I didn't need the mid control.
While at it I adjusted the tone (treble) cct to the KOi values to give more range.
Clipping is 2N7000 and three BAT41s.
Op amp faves are TL082,NE5532,TLC2272.
I installed the pot/cap values (from what I can see from the Simble guts shots) ie Vol 100Klog, tone 50klin (KOi is 100klin) voice 10klin, gain1Mlog, and voice cap .22uF??
Does it sound better, I don't know as I don't have a comparison any more !!