The Bleak District Electric Landscraper is a dual-channel, 1970s-style op-amp-based transparent overdrive/distortion. Both channels are identical and provide plenty of headroom for awesome clean tones, plus they get crunchy when you turn up the gain!
The Landscraper's core circuit is similar to the classic '70s distortions (Blue Clipper, DOD 250 Preamp, MXR Dist+). It uses an op-amp for gain and then hard-clips the signal with back to back germanium 1n60p diodes.
Leading into that core circuit is an op-amp input buffer (like that in the Klon) which provides a nice consistently clear signal to the drive section.
After the gain circuit is a JFET boost. This gives a large amount of volume to the pedal, allowing access to all of the great lower gain settings without having to sacrifice volume. It's designed to be as transparent as possible, except for the harmonics added from the clipping.
The Landscraper essentially adds two extra channels to your amp, without altering your tone. If you’ve tried all the usual soft-clipping drives but not found one you like, it might be time for an alternative solution!
Versatile dual-channel drive with plenty of headroom and gain on tap