#1
does anyone know of a simple distortion circuit that uses the lm386 op amp chip?
im only looking for simple circuits seeing as im only a beginner.
i tried this one but failed somewhere... maybe it was the fact that jaycar sent me 470K instead of 47K lol! anyone got any shems or tips on how to fix my project/what ive done wrong or ways to find the problem?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-overdrive-effect-pedal/
#2
diystompboxes.com

That is the most comprehensive forum on stompboxes that I know of. There are great guys over there and they do some amazingly neat things! There are several circuits that would likely do what you want. I believe the Metal Simplex does that exact thing if I remeber correctly. Check out runoffgroove.com and General Guitar Gadgets for some more circuits and ideas. Good luck man!