ROG Peppermill Questions
Just built a Peppermill Overdrive per ROG specs. Aside from it really not having much headroom I do like the tone and touch sensitivity to this pedal. I have a couple questions about the circuit for those "in the know" about this pedal :P
A. The V readings for the J201 didn't match the levels that ROG had on their site. There was really only a small usable range for the trim pot off the drain to even make the pedal sound decent so it was curious why they didn't just use a static R value.
B. My primary question...how does the cap to ground in parallel with the 1K R off the J201's source affect the tone/circuit?
Also, any relatively easy way to get more headroom out of the pedal? I beefed up the first gain stage (390 ohm R of source of BS170) but wondered if there's get more clean headroom out of the pedal. I have it running at max volume and it's just slightly above unity gain in my rig.