Emil, guitarist of rock'n'roll-trio "Crescendolls" asked me to build him a overdrive similar to the 'Greedtone overdrive'.
I looked it up and it surprises me that people pay so much for so little.
The build quality is.. Well, see for yourself.
I added a picture of something I built at age 10 to the left for comparison..
|build quality, 10-year-old kid vs. greedtone $299.95 overdrive|
As I see it, this pedal is clearly not worthy to be cloned..
So, I started out with the same basic circuit as the 'Greedtone';
the popular Craig Anderton CMOS-inverter distortion, and went from there.
The prototype sounds really good for what it is (I don't like drive/dist.-pedals at all..)
It adds just a tiny bit of gain/saturation and has plenty of available volume-boost on tap.
Emil wanted two 'channels' with separate gain- and volume-controls.
I'm currently designing the buffering, switching and signal routing for the two channels.
Stay tuned for more!
Check out Crescendolls at;http://www.myspace.com/crescendollsrocks