Okay, thanks. I remembered that the output impedence is affected by the input of the next pedal in the chain.
Be sure to clean that excess flux off, it might cause problems later.
Question: why did you not buy the Boneyard Edition and save yourself the trouble?
The LDR is picking up room light. I move my desk lamp and I can hear the volume change. Now I'm at risk of derailing this thread which should stick to Boneyard mods. But at the same time, my build isn't worth starting a new thread; I'm having no trouble yet. I expected to swap LEDs at least 3x. I remember you recommended a 3mm, less bright LED so that's what I started with. Also, the LED / LDR combinations might be interesting to anyone deep into this build. So I'll make this my last post in this thread, and ask forgiveness later.The LED could be bad or in backwards. You wouldn't be the first person to install an LED backwards. Hint: The LDR sees everything. If you want to test this with the board exposed, the room has to be very, very dark. A bad connection with the ATTACK or RELEASE pots would also prevent the LED from lighting.
Here's a silly question: are you testing this in total darkness? Any stray light will make the LDR resistance go down and the circuit will react by lowering the LED current.
Chuck D. Bones said:Changing R4 won't make the LED any brighter either, but you found that out already.