- controls the output volume.
- controls the tone, bass/treble?
- controls the amount of overdrive.
The Ol' Yeller has undergone some modification! The Ol' Yeller V2 has the same basic tone, but we've eliminated the clean leak, increased the output and added a very slight amount of bass. The bass boost is almost more felt than heard, if that makes any sense. The dynamics have also improves. It seems to breathe! Now on to the description...
Need an overdrive that sounds great with a variety of amps? With enough variability to be useful as more than just a distortion generator? Well the Ol' Yeller just might be the ticket!
Though the Ol' Yeller is based on a familiar circuit, as are many overdrives past and present, it is far from a clone. One thing you'll notice instantly is the lack of the typical midrange hump and the extra clarity. There is also more available gain and an increased output. But perhaps the most obvious difference is in the tone control. The range is greatly extended; so much so that you may think it is a little bright. This is especially true if you try setting it up like your favorite clone or vintage piece. However the range of the control, which is very sensitive, will take you from dark and thick to "treble booster" bright. This extra top end makes the Ol' Yeller particularly well-suited for adding increased harmonic content to an already overdriven or particularly dark amp.
The low-end and mid-range content is voiced to sound great through any type of amp. It sounds great with 6L6 type amps, 6V6 type amps, EL34 type amps, KT66 types and even EL84 amps! Have I missed anything? We've experimented with an exhausting number of amplifiers ranging from vintage pieces right through modern day production pieces, low gain, high gain, it doesn't matter. The Ol' Yeller is comfortable with them all! Additionally, the "Yeller" responds amazingly well to pick dynamics and cleans up well when you back off on the guitar's volume control making it sound and feel more amp like. Of course it's true bypass with an LED and a DC jack.