This is a library of perfboard and single-sided PCB effect layouts for guitar and bass. I'm not an electrical engineer by any stretch of the imagination, just a DIY'er who likes drawing layouts. It is meant for the hobbyist (so commercial use of any of these layout is not allowed without permission) and as a way to give back to the online DIY community.
Here's a simple overdrive circuit adapted from the National Semiconductor "Ultra High Gain Audio Amplifier" and Jack Orman's "Minibooster" by Andrew Carrell (Dragonfly). It should easily fit in a 1590a.