I don't think so; I even changed them both...That’s really weird. Do you have cold joins at R32 and R33?
You had me for a second....but I checked thrice, I'm 100% sure I measured DC. Unfortunately, I don't have a probe...Just to be clear, the voltage you are measuring is DC not AC? Do you have a probe to test the audio path? Next thing I would do is test the audio before the transistor, i.e., before or after C9. If the pedal sounds normal there, it’s definitely that Q1 stage.
Nothing changes....Also what happens if you blend the clean tone 100%?
8.34 & 5.99One more measurement: what voltage do you see across C9?
Hmm, one of the probes is touching ground (from the DC jack) and the other one leg of the particular component...Where are you touching the probe and measuring the voltage drops? Which side of a specific part?
I don't suggest changing any parts until you isolate the cause for your voltage drops. Seems unlikely to be a short or a resistor.
I just built myself a simple probe and checked some of the flow...Ok so 8.6V means some of the components you replaced are now shorted
If you have 100% clean but still experiencing the same issue that tells me that Q1 may not be the problem. But to verify it you really need a probe. You should be able to make one with two alligator clips. Connect one to the path you want to test and to your guitar cable tip, the other to ground (on the board and the cable).
I replaced the diode and the two resistors, it now shows 4.2V again.And by the way, you should also address the R32/R33 divider where you measured 8.6V. It really should be ~4V at the node connecting them. That’s why you no longer hear any output.
I replaced the IC and re-soldered EVERYTHING...don't know what helped, but it is working now!!!! At least the TS side! Thanks a lot, man.Updated my post above. The 8.6V reading wouldn’t affect the IC because that voltage divider is not part of the IC circuit. My guess is cold solder joints or a busted IC.
Yeah, this thing is driving me nuts Will try to check the BB section over the weekend, but I am pretty sure I haven't touched or replaced anything on the BB side...Awesome that the TS side works! Bummer about the BB side. In the debugging process, I believe you might have replaced some resistors used in the BB circuit? Like R34/R35? Maybe something got messed up there?