The Dryad Transparent Overdrive is based on the Catalinbread Silver Kiss, originally released in 2007 and traced by Aion FX in 2023. There were at least five different versions of the circuit, but this project is based on the Mk. 2, which was the most widely available.
The Silver Kiss is a stripped-down Tube Screamer-style overdrive, not dissimilar in concept to the Jack Orman Son of Screamer or the Lovepedal Eternity. The major departure is the addition of an active 3-band tone control, which offers a significant amount of tone-shaping.
As with the Timmy, the Silver Kiss doesn’t color the tone with a lot of its own character, instead bringing out the best of your rig but allowing for high degree of control before it hits the amp.
The Dryad is a direct adaptation of the Silver Kiss Mk. 2 based on our trace.