This circuit is based on a 1961 Vox AC-30 with Top Boost, as designed by Tom Jennings and Dick Denney. Artists such as Tom Petty, Brian May, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Shadows have used the AC-30 during their careers.
The above schematic replicates the Brilliant input, but the Normal input can be simulated by changing the 470pF cap to 47nF. (A DPDT switch to select either 470p or 47n sounds like a good idea to me for a possible mod - Mark)
To obtain 1.6v at the source of Q4, you may need to try different J201 or adjust the 4k7 resistor. During testing and development, values as high as 12k were necessary for some J201. Try to get close to 1.6v, but slightly lower values will have no audible difference.
Note that the Cut control is set up in the traditional manner, reducing treble as turned clockwise.
Philip Miller Tate (a.k.a. Ge_Whiz) found the Cut control to be quite subtle when using the stock values. He reports that substituting a 47nF capacitor and 50k-B pot provided a much more effective control.
I, mirosol, added the following: I just recently built one of these again, and noticed that couple small things could make it even better. Not that there's anything wrong with it as it is, but - i used 50K trimmers for more accurate biasing of the JFETs, linear pot for Treble, swapped the Cut pot lugs and made it 50K with 47n cap, bigger Master pot for sligtly more overall volume and the switch for Brilliant/Normal channels. The 470p felt way too thin, so 1n/47n combo on a switch sounded perfect. I also moved things slightly around to get the switch in neatly, plus i added the polarity protection diode.. Here you go. My slight mods for this, very, very nice sounding Vox in a Box.