Well after several failed attempts at adding distortion to a simple lm386 amplifier I finally succeeded. Simply adding a switch that changes the first stage of the amp from a gain of 20 to 200 did the trick. I would of thought that adding distortion to an opamp based unit would have been easy. ironic
The unit works great. In fact I want one for myself.
Pics and a schematic of the completed unit are coming soon.