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lostinpudy, yes I believe the control input should give you some frequency variability, though I have not looked at it and thought it through to be sure. I'd go ahead and build it if you're a real fan of the 555. However, me, I'd choose the opamp circuit just cause I like opamps. Please do not let the -9V fool you!