Low Tide Issues

chongmagic

Well-known member
I worked on this a few months ago, was busy with work and put it aside. Seems like I am getting the proper voltages to the ICs and transistors and have gone over the resistor values. I did note that I need to replace R11 as I only have a 10k for some reason in there now, also R15 I put in a 15k instead of a 16k. I have since ordered some more. However the LED is not lighting up and I need to troubleshoot further as I can't honestly remember if I get a wet signal or not. Just wanted to post to see if someone with fresh eyes might notice some huge red flag that I have not.

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dontstaylong

New member
I worked on this a few months ago, was busy with work and put it aside. Seems like I am getting the proper voltages to the ICs and transistors and have gone over the resistor values. I did note that I need to replace R11 as I only have a 10k for some reason in there now, also R15 I put in a 15k instead of a 16k. I have since ordered some more. However the LED is not lighting up and I need to troubleshoot further as I can't honestly remember if I get a wet signal or not. Just wanted to post to see if someone with fresh eyes might notice some huge red flag that I have not.

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I'm about to start this build so have been looking over other folks posts to see where possible issues can arise. Seems like with this pedal... anywhere? I am most likely biting off more than I can chew.

Anyway - saw this didn't get any responses, but I think it's because your image doesn't show up on the post.
 

carlinb17

Well-known member
A lot depends on your soldering skills, basic knowledge of electronics, and ability to correctly follow instructions the first time. This circuit seems to give people trouble, one of the reasons I think is because they don’t know exactly how it’s supposed to sound. It’s unique and requires you to dial it in.

Sometimes people go down a hole because they made a mistake (we all do) but trying to correct for it they cook the board , damage something else, or make some other compounding issue.

If you go with this (I’ve built one) make sure you stick with the recommended components ( from legit places, don’t buy j201s from eBay just don’t.) take your time building it and make sure your wiring and joints are clean and solid.

If you have questions ask, and please submit pictures that are clear and complete. This is a great place for learning, I’ve learned more here than I ever though I would and I continue to learn.
 
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