808 Compact Overdrive: The Inner-core of the Tube Screamer
If you get rid of the input buffer, output buffer and tone control of a Tube Screamer, you will still have a great sounding overdrive circuit. That’s what I did making the 808 Compact Overdrive. The overdrive only contains the inner-core of the Tube Screamer using only a single operational amplifier. I had added some passive filtering at the end with a 10N capacitor after the 1K resistor that leads to the output. The frequency cutoff is the same as the Distortion Plus.
My version with a flames graphic.