The Electronic Audio Experiments Dagger is a simplified and miniaturized iteration of our Longsword op amp drive. We streamlined the circuit into its core gain stages and dual band shelving EQ, for the ideal match of simplicity and flexibility. The process of editorializing the Longsword circuit let us rexamine the quirks and unique rough edges of earlier versions. In particular, we noticed that at higher gain settings, the EQ can be used to further overdrive the output stage for extra fuzzy tones. While not a traditional use case, we fell back in love with that sound and incorporated those design elements into the Dagger. In addition to being a great fit for smaller pedal boards, the Dagger also stands on its own as a unique drive pedal.