308's come as metal can versions, which tend to be less reliable, but if you get the lucky chip, it'll sound amazing
Fr8, if I put a TL070 in place with the same value cap as LM308, what happens ? Does it feed back or sound less than good ? Interesting you say its smoother, I certainly have no reason to doubt that. Do you have any rat TL070clips ? Ever try NE5534 ? I like the LM308, but am always on the quest for better sounding, better feeling and responding overdrives, as an alternative to cranking tube amps way up .