this will be a pretty straightforward poll about the mountain range. i've had this pedal in the works for awhile now and have been getting a lot of inquiries about it - blurzy has #1, which originally started as the input stage from the year4545. i doubled it up and made a few changes to the circuit and there you have it. sounded pretty kewl - bass-y, yet had some nice high end... blah blah blah
moving forward, i built a variation on that with some different transistor types and the addition of a fixed volume clean blend - since the drive could be pretty subtle and never got too overpowering, it felt very natural with the cleans added - so much that you probably wouldn't realize it was there, aside from keeping the lows. i was pretty happy with this and was considering it for the final design, but then i was thinking about the best friend (upcoming clean blend) and thought there might be some unnecessary overlap between the two...
anyways, i had one other overdrive idea that was pretty different and imo really cool. it would be based on a combination of the ever popular red llama and some other circuit bits of my own, have a full tonestack with active bass, mids, treble which could be switched to either pre-drive or post-drive - but still use the same knobs. this idea came about from some experimenting with different software filters/drives and has a ton of possibilities.
breakdown of each possible mountain range:
#1 - simple controls (input, volume, hi-cut, clipping), possibly more interesting for guitarists, lots of character, $150?
#2 - variation on #1 with fixed clean blend and possibly the same controls, more "transparent" overdrive charateristics, $150?
#3 - complex (gain, volume, ???, bass, mid, treble, 3 toggles), more sound shaping abilities, no overlap between other stuff that's out, $200?
SO, my poll is based on:
the fact that i do not want a large amount of overlap between the circuits i put out
trying to find what would be most useful/interesting to bassists, etc.
curiousity about what people think
i can put out the mountain range as any one of those options or fuck it, i could do the mountain range as #1 or #2 and release #3 as something different... thoughts?