I have spent the last 6 months reading this forum every day and building all kinds of fun gadgets. I am very happy to have found this site, and I can’t thank you enough for creating it. I just wonder what will I have built when I am a 10 year member like some of you guys?!
Just a quick note to say how wonderful the Shaka Bradda circuit sounds. I put the diode/FET stacks in a small Kustom practice amp along with kicking the gain down and mixing the clean and drive channel.
Here is what prompted me to write:
Some friends and I did a live AB side by side test with some small boutique tube amps and we were all shocked. This circuit dead on nails the tube distortion character. The trick is to creep up on the distortion from zero. Apparently even with lowered gain, the circuit had more gain than the tube circuits. (Duh..)
Anyway, thought I’d share the fun we had and this little tidbit.