Move over Horse Whisperer, there's a new steed in town.
When I first built the "Horse Whisperer" - a discrete op amp reimagining of the legendary Klon "Centaur" - I was very happy with it. However, every now and then I felt that it had slightly too much bass. When I built the "Dawn Rider" - a Horse Whisperer & a modified Vertex "Steel String" in one box - I modified the Horse Whisperer side to work flawlessly with the modified Vertex. Recently I'd been A/B'ing the original HW and the HW side of the Dawn Rider, and realised I liked them both for different things, so I've decided to build a seperate gold and silver version of the Horse Whisperer. The 'gold' version is my original Horse Whisperer; an ultra versatile, slightly mid forward, low to medium gain overdrive. As the gain is increased, the bass is reduced slightly so that it never gets overbearing in the low end. The 'silver' version is the modified version of the HW found in the Dawn Rider; voiced closer to the original Klon - slightly less bass, more mid hump, less overall gain. The frequency response is the same regardless of the amount of gain. As a standalone OD, the 'gold' version is my winner: it's very transparent, very responsive to playing dynamics, and cover a wide range of classic tones. For stacking into other drives, I prefer the 'silver' version; it fills a similar space to a Tube Screamer, but much more 'open' and responsive than a TS could ever dream to be, and it plays well with anything you put after it. The build cost of the 'silver' is slightly less than the 'gold', meaning the overall price is less. #guitarpedal #guitarpedals #guitareffects #guitarfx #diypedals #diypedal #diystompbox #diystompboxes #guitar #guitarist #guitarplayer #guitarplayers #diyguitarpedal #overdrive #overdrivepedal #distortion #distortionpedal #electricguitar #guitars #pedalboard #gearwire #handmade #handwired #bluesbreaker #tubescreamer #blues #stompbox #guitarras #gearybusey #knowyourtone