This new Tym effect is an asymmetric germanium overdrive with active FAC (tone control) with breakup based on the old Orange/Matamp tone from "fairly" clean to saturated overdrive and with HEAPS of volume on tap. I've designed it to kind of mimic the drive characteristics of my old Orange and Matamp amps although I'm not calling it an "amp in a box" pedal as I've never been a big fan of that description because it, of course, depends on what you're running into.
The pedal has three simple controls marked with "pics only" indicators based on the Lemon amp artwork with VOL / FAC / DRIVE. This is of course a homage to the early pics-only Orange OR amps from the early 70's.
The FAC is a standard low pass/high filter I use on a few of my pedal designs with no mid scoop and takes this circuit from very bassy to very bitey just like the FAC combined with the HF Drive on the vintage amps.
My designs are inspired by the classic old units but with modern components and appointments and many options like true bypass or non-true-bypass switching, LED's, added "active" tone controls, boosts and "Boss" compatible 9-volt adapters. NONE of my pedals use batteries.