About a year and a half ago I made a video discussing my disdain for the term "Transparent Overdrives" (see that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vRXQxdPmEM ). After reading through the comments over the past 18 months I figured now is a good time to clarify and provide more detail.
That Klon circuit you love? Yeah... it's not transparent.
That Bluesbreaker circuit you love? Yeah, it's not either.
I'll show you and play through a truly "transparent" (according to the maths) circuit as well as the other mentioned circuits. PLUS, I'll even show schematics, graphs, charts, and all kinds of geeky stuff. It'll be great. Join in and let's check it out. :-)
OH! I don't have an original Klon and Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal at this time (I loan A LOT of things out to friends), so we'll use the Tumnus and the JHS Morning Glory since they are based on those two circuits.
Question for you: What YOUR favorite "Transparent" overdrive pedal?