Guitar Distortion Pedal, Popular Electronics, September 1999

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Step Into the Spotlight With The Guitar Distortion Pedal, Popular Electronics, September 1999
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Not dissimilar to an AC/RC Booster! Tube Screamer frontend (op-amp feedback diodes) with a 2-band Baxandall tone control.

This is only a couple years before the AC/RC appeared in 2002, so I wonder if Xotic got any inspiration? Popular Electronics was an American magazine. It's not a terribly original circuit, so it could very easily have been developed independently - but it is curious at least.
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Shielded cable to the gain pot--interesting.

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10K input impedance, no low-pass after clipping, output "ground" referenced to half-supply bias, etc.

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