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    SOLVED Pot & Kettle - No Output

    Trying to figure out what's wrong with my Snouse build, any help appreciated. I'm getting input throughout the circuit, with an audio probe i can find it at both transistors, legs 1-3 and 7 of the IC, and all pots except for volume. There is still some white residue from the alcohol bath, and I...
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    Honeysuckle low output

    All my build problems lately seem to involve low output. I got the Honeysuckle wired up and was a little surprised by how low the volume is, while the toggles do very little and the drive control is pretty subtle as well. I did make two substitutions using what I had on hand at the time, namely...
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    SOLVED Dirt Dauber - Disappearing Octave

    I got this board all populated and on the testing platform last night, it's pretty wild. Having a weird issue though, where the octave "disappears" quickly when letting notes ring. If I let it ring, even with vibrato trying to keep it sustaining, the octave sort of turns off and I'm left with...
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    SOLVED Pro-10 - Increasing Output on Blue Side

    I finally got this thing put together and boxed up. I'm absolutely thrilled with it, definitely going to be my main drive for the foreseeable future. After boxing it up and playing with it, I noticed the blue side output is lower than I expected, with unity around 3:00 and a slight boost with it...
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    SOLVED Ungula - Low Output Again!

    Had some issues with bad GE transistors on the Ungula, eventually ripped off some solder pads trying to swap out parts and grabbed another board with an order during the last sale. It's a little flux-y still, but I'm not seeing any shorts or other issues that would cause output to be slightly...
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    LM308N - Any Non-Rat Pedals Use It?

    I ordered a few 308s from Banzai because I needed one for a VFE Alpha Dog, figured I may as well grab multiples. I'm aware the OP07 gives the same sound, I did it for the mojo. I'm looking around and curious if any pedals other than the Rat are known for using this specific chip? I'm not seeing...
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    Pro-10 cap substitution - 100pf for 120pf

    Hey, I've got one component missing for this build, there's a 120pf cap between the left gain and volume pot, looking at the top of the board (don't know what the number is, no build docs or schematic up yet). I don't have a 120pf, can anyone familiar with the circuit tell me if there would be...
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    SOLVED Strange Issue - Input but No Output from volume pot

    I'm building a Mas Effects Dark Commotion, schematic here: https://mas-effects.com/files/black-noise-schematic.png It's the third one I've made, since he sent me extras on accident and told me to keep them. No problem whatsoever with the first two, but I have a really strange problem with this...
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    Help me wire up 10lbs of crap in a 5lb box? Modded Muff with Squidward octave

    Sorry if this isn't the right forum, I can move if so. Been staring at this mess for an hour now, and not for the first time. I probably do it once a week. I keep looking at it for a while and getting close, then going "nope, not today." Ignore the missing diodes on the pedalpcb intelligent...
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    Ungula - Germanium Transistor voltages

    Hey All, I got my Ungula built and it sounds pretty terrible, like sound is struggling to get through and there's a dying battery involved. I audio-probed it, there are some spots I noted to check again later. The tone and shift pots both sound odd, like they're adding and taking away volume at...
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    Shika - Mod to Reduce Volume?

    I realize this probably isn't a common request, but is there an easy mod to lower the volume on this thing? I like loud as much as the next person, but unity at 9 o clock is a little excessive for me.
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    VFE Merman - Oscillation (?) motorboating at higher gain

    Hi, I have a VFE Merman that I built using the actual SPS board from VFE, just boxed it last night. I'm pretty happy with it, but when I finally had a chance to really crank it today I noticed that it starts motorboating the last 20% or so. I don't really plan to use it at full gain, but still...
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    SOLVED Plugging into input jack shorting LED and circuit? Mercurial Q-Boost

    Hi All, I am having a weird issue I've never encountered before on a build. Plug in power, looks good. LED goes on and off. Same with the output into the amp. Plug my guitar input cable into the pedal and the LED lights up dimly. If I press the footswitch, it gets brighter, and the effect kinda...
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    Can I use the PedalPCB 3pdt Breakout and Order Switcher for This?

    I have this EP/OCD combo from Mas Effects (https://shop.mas-effects.com/collections/diy/products/ocd-ep-booster-pcb), have one small issue on the board that I've narrowed down to a section of the circuit right around the op amp but I'm wondering about the footswitch wiring. See the attached...
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    Dead Astronaut Skinwalker - Grounding Issue?

    Hey, having some trouble with this one and hoping a fresh pair of eyes will help clear them up. Build doc here, schem on page 2: https://4f3d79f5-cd8b-4c1f-8c04-cc8a4c753d0a.filesusr.com/ugd/ff4c6c_4679daada1c24ebd88904170cb24fc95.pdf I got it wired up a week ago, and was getting sound but very...
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    DOD 250 + Diode Switching Circuit

    I have a functional pedalpcb DOD250 without the diodes, and I'm trying to wire this (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YSbrA-hZEN5xtWxdzNkJDVAUvD-Z9BPc/view) into the circuit. I can't see the traces on the 250 board, and the silkscreen just lists the suggested 1n270 diode, so I'm having a hard...
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    SOLVED dual pedal build - one led won't work

    This is a Breakfast Audio Big Nothing (squarewave distortion) with a SHO in front of it. Pics attached, I cannot get the LED on the right to work. I've tested it and it lights up in diode test mode with the DMM. Anode is wired to pin 4 on the 3pdt, i've attached the kathode to the center pin and...
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    SOLVED Mask Audio - Akron Rubber Fire - Low Volume on Speaker Cranker side

    Working on this double boost pedal from Mask Audio, the Electra/clean side is working fine, nice and loud. The Speaker Cranker side is really quiet, and I noticed that the volume is maxed at full ccw. Seems strange to me, the doc says that pot should be a B5k but I've used C5k when doing SC on...
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    Dead End FX Laika - Almost there, can't find the problem

    This one is driving me crazy. Pics attached, I ripped off a few solder pads and traces in spots, but I'm pretty confident I repaired them and got them connected (see D3 to Q3 for example). Plugging in the pedal, I get the sound of a naked cable touching metal, loud low buzzing so I want to say I...
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    Substitute for BS250 Mosfet?

    I'm slowly putting together a Glenn boost from Dead End fx, and it requires a BS250 at Q7. Build doc here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13ONBUsW9pupaBKN3IMsFB7r3JdT9Ruli/view Having a hard time finding these at a reasonable price, Mouser is backordered. Is there a more widely available...
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