DOD 250 Overdrive/preamp
I got back to pedal building in 2016 after about five year break. My first "new pedal build" was DOD250 overdrive/preamp. Since then I've build many pedals looking exactly the same. :D
My version is pretty much the stock 250 with no big mods. Only thing different is the big physical size of the enclosure. This is part of my system of pedal building: I can make alot of different pedals to same template. This way I can drill several enclosures at once, and use same basic PCB design. I use mostly 1590BB enclosures, because I don't like small boxes. Even 1590B is a bit too small for my taste.
I use TO99-package operational amplifier. Why? Because I can. Well, I can for now. I have small stock of NOS 741 opamps in TO99 can. It's a quite random selection of brands including ST-microelectronics, Tesla (not the car company), Texas Instruments and some others. I have those, but I promise all LM741 chips sound good in this circuit.
There are some empty holes on the board, if I like to build MXR Distortion+. And my pedal is true bypass, as it is the modern easy way. I'm not exclusive to true bypass tho...
TG-Music DOD 250 Overdrive/preamp clone is just one more version of this 70s classic. And it might not be the best DOD 250 version, but it's fucking good! This pedal has a big place in my heart and mind, because it kindled my love for pedal building again.