Our beloved Timmy is a versatile board that allows us to build many different versions of this classic transparent overdrive. Choose in between the classic Paul Cochrane version or the Lovepedals approach, featuring many custom mods. The boost section is a Lovepedal C0T 50, just like on the Amp 11.
Paul Cochrane has created one of the best and most cloned transparent overdrives ever. There are plenty of “Boutique” brands that have cloned this circuit and claimed it as their own design.
Here you have some examples of pedals based on this beloved circuit:
- Vemuram Jan Ray (300 USD rip off)
- Lovepedal Amp 11 (Includes a COT 50 as boost section)
- Lovepedal Kalamazoo (Different tone control)
- Rockett .45 Caliber (simplified version without one opamp section)
- Walrus Audio Mayflower (Hybrid with a TS)
However, for this project’s purpose, we focused on making this board optimized for building the classic Timmy and the Lovepedal Amp 11, as are just a couple of values of difference from each other.
We have included two external toggles that add different sets of diodes into the clipping section, replacing the original Timmy’s internal dip switch.
The boost section is a replica of the Lovepedal COT 50 (Church of tone) as its presence on the AMP 11.
For further analysis on this circuit, take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.