Tuesday, 15 January 2013
From Masaru Kubota: Konnichi-Wa! I-kaga-desu-ka? Here is The Punk Panther. Behold the beauty of the circuit. Revel in the simplicity. Bask in the warmth of the glow of the tubes of your amplifier because this circuit is just plain annoying. You know, battlefield type o' stuff. Anyway, this circuit is my personal tribute to Kurt Cobain. I don't even know his middle name, but I respect him anyway. Oh, wait, I just looked up his middle name on the internet. Donald. I can personally say that he glared at me at his first home-coming concert (I think it was his first home-coming concert) back in Seattle, WA, when I was living in Edmonds, WA, in 1991 & 1992. Hey, I knew! Uh, somewhat.
Built it. Not a bad sounding overdrive at all. Presence control (the pot didn't have a name on the schematic, but it works like most amplifier's presence setting ) is quite subtle, but still - in my opinion this is recommended alternative for most open, semi-transparent, medium gain overdrives. Mr. Kubota has done examplary work back in the day... By the way. I tried on OP07 for the opamp - didn't even try anything else once i heard it. This one'll get nice spot on the to-be-boxed list. Here's a little clip i recorded with the circuit: