The BYOC Silver Pony II takes one the most innovative and sought after overdrive circuits of all time and expands it into a dual channel overdrive with a few extras. The drive channel is a faithful clone of the original circuit.
The clipping switch lets you choose between germanium diode clipping for the smooth, compressed sound of the original, silicon diode clipping for a crunchier, more open sound, and LED (light emitting diode) clipping for a gritty, completely uncompressed distortion. One of the things this circuit is famous for is its ultra-clean and super transparent boost capabilities. But to use it as such, you have to stop playing, bend over, and turn the gain knob all the way down. You only get one or the other. There’s no way to switch between both with just the press of a button…till now.
We dissected the clean boost portion of the circuit and made it into a separate boost channel. So now you can have the best of both worlds. And the boost channel is entirely independent of the overdrive channel. This means you can use it to boost the output of the overdrive channel for solos or you can use it as just a clean boost all on its own. Complete basic kit starts at $99.99.
NOTE: This is a kit. Components come unassembled. The picture shown is of an assembled kit with painted enclosure and brown 1400 style knobs.
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