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Matt

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Re: Your suggestions on overdrives for mbp
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2019, 03:54:22 PM »
1 Fuzz face with clean blend.
2 tube driver with my stages instead of tubes
3 Randall RG pre
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Re: Your suggestions on overdrives for mbp
« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2019, 06:17:20 AM »
Digging up this thread again.

How about a version of the Blackout Effectors Mantra? Especially now that Blackout seems to be out of business.
Never seen a DIY version of this, although it was quite popular some years ago. It's a high gain overdrive with a lot of hair:

"Equally capable of invoking the sacred sounds of a classically refined overdrive AND summoning wickedly raunchy drive, with more crunch on tap than the overdrive moniker usually entails. With such a wide palette of tones and character the MANTRA will feel just as at home at the feet of the stalwart blues crowd as it will the quintessential rock & roll protagonists.
The MANTRA utilizes amp-like circuit architecture, with multiple cascaded MOSFET and JFET gain stages to insure the most natural, touch-sensitive overdrive conditions possible and a seemingly endless range of clean-up with your guitar"s volume knob. We burned a lot of midnight oil to make sure that the MANTRA could get down with vintage-type, low output single coils and hot humbucker pickups alike. From gently fingerpicked melodic phrases to bludgeoning riffs that you"ll want to play over and over and over..."

Schematic etc.: http://revolutiondeux.blogspot.com/2012/07/blackout-effectors-mantra-overdrive.html

There was a version available with a Low Gain Switch which bypassed a gain stage. I can't find a schematic for that though ....

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-bsYiG53Pg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-bsYiG53Pg</a>