Great job, and a real myth buster
Most of the distortion pedals I have tried and i would say that was a pretty fair comparison. Bob was also running the risk to fail..............
I'm sorry to say my approach is way more simplistic. At least in my humble experience, there are pedals that sound good, and normally if they are good , they are under most circumstances . I don't care about true bypass . Proof is that the Son of Hyde (TO MY EARS) was the best out of the bunch, closely followed by the BOR , This also showed that no matter how much you mod a DS1, it will still sound like a DS1.
The opamp shootout was another good one. I have spent a full evening with no less than 10 different opamps, and the only one where I could hear a sliiiight difference against the 4558 , was a 4559.
What would have been even better is a cable comparison
I'm sorry to say this again. OD's are very simple circuits, and I'm still wondering how can anybody ask 300 USD for a TS clone. Several builders offer top notch TS clones with top quality compnents for little more than 100 USD.