Inspired by Catalinebread Naga Viper, a take on the classic Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster with added features that allows you to have more versatility and control.
The original Rangemaster has been used by many influential British guitarists, including Tony Iommi, Brian May, Marc Bolan, KK Downing, and Glen Tipton of Judas Priest. Yes, all of them had a unique style. Still, all shared a secret ingredient: the Rangemaster, allowing to boost their cranked British tube amps into a juicy, harmonic-laden rock tone that always cuts through the mix and is ultimately proto-metal.
The original Rangemaster had just one control, Boost. And this updated version comes with two extra ones: Range and Heat.
Boost, controls the output volume.
Range, is a continuous control that grants you to go from classic treble-boost to a full-range boost and anywhere in-between. The original could only function as a set frequency “treble-booster.”
Heat, allows you to control the gain level saturation, unlike the original, which was fixed at maximum gain.
Have all that’s is good from the classic in this modern, more versatile, and spicy approach!
For further analysis on this circuit take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.