Interesting (if I may put it as such) how the builder of the Electronic Audio Experiments Surveyor describes his pedal (at https://www.electronicaudioexperiments.com/surveyor
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The Electronic Audio Experiments Surveyor is a compact re-interpretation of the Intersound IVP (Instrument Voicing Preamp), a cult classic and long discontinued rackmount preamplifier. The IVP is best known for its distinctively clangy tone and harsh attack at high treble settings—especially in conjunction with an aluminum neck guitar, single coil pickups, and full range speakers.
The Surveyor features a unique, transformer-based “Tube Voice” distortion generator that is highly responsive to the frequency content of the input signal. This is achieved by placing a two-band Baxandall EQ before distortion is applied—the complete opposite of most drive pedals. Using this method, gain may be selectively applied to a specific frequency band: boost the treble for that signature clang, or maximize the bass for fuzz overload. This variety of saturated textures transcends genre labels.