Author Topic: Favorite overdriven opamp?  (Read 426 times)

Fancy Lime

Favorite overdriven opamp?
« on: May 02, 2020, 04:27:22 PM »
Hi all,

I like me the sound of a good opamp clipping, but never explored all that many options. I like the NJM2068, and NJM4456 (= high current version of 4558). I prefer the LM301 over the 308. I don't care for the OP07 at all.

I'm wondering what your favorites are.

Cheers,
Andy
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aron

Re: Favorite overdriven opamp?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 05:01:31 PM »
RC4558 TI. It works for me.

idy

Re: Favorite overdriven opamp?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 05:24:17 PM »
I kind of obsessed over CA3031 for a while...

iainpunk

Re: Favorite overdriven opamp?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2020, 07:20:24 PM »
definitely the CA3160

but i don't think my opinion is the most useful, since it behaves quite nasty sometimes

i also love the sound of the BOSS BD2 style discrete opamp overdriving.

but my ultimate favourite is not an opamp, but a technique called wave folding


cheers,
iain
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vigilante397

Re: Favorite overdriven opamp?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2020, 11:38:31 PM »
LM308 8)

Yeah, you know why.
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bluebunny

Re: Favorite overdriven opamp?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2020, 06:24:10 AM »
LM308 8)

Yeah, you know why.

Hmmm...  Begins with R?  Rhymes with Bat?

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