Sorcerer Build

Just got my order of sorcerer yesterday and got most of the components but I don’t have any 1N5 and 3N9 capacitors. Are there any alternatives for both or should I just order and wait before finishing the build? Thanks.
 

zgrav

Active member
What are the closest values of capacitors that you have to the ones you need? If you are eager, you can sub something in close and it will likely work. You could also install them so they would be easier to remove by not putting them flush on the board so you could more easily remove them. Then add those cap values to your next order so you can swap them out for whatever you used temporarily. And if you are more patient and you want the pedal to be built to spec, order the parts and wait from them to come in. Everyone's ears are different, as are our tolerances for subbing parts that are close to what is called for.
 
What are the closest values of capacitors that you have to the ones you need? If you are eager, you can sub something in close and it will likely work. You could also install them so they would be easier to remove by not putting them flush on the board so you could more easily remove them. Then add those cap values to your next order so you can swap them out for whatever you used temporarily. And if you are more patient and you want the pedal to be built to spec, order the parts and wait from them to come in. Everyone's ears are different, as are our tolerances for subbing parts that are close to what is called for.
I have 3.3 nf and 1 nf’s. I can wait it out, but since I ordered 2 pcbs I want to build it and check it out.
 

zgrav

Active member
Have you built both PCBs except for those 2 capacitors? Go ahead and use those parts in one of them and wait for the right parts for the second board. Order enough parts for both boards (and I suggest getting a couple more of each for your inventory). That way you can also see which set of parts you prefer in the pedal, change the one you don't like as much as the other, or you might like to keep them both ways.
 
Have you built both PCBs except for those 2 capacitors? Go ahead and use those parts in one of them and wait for the right parts for the second board. Order enough parts for both boards (and I suggest getting a couple more of each for your inventory). That way you can also see which set of parts you prefer in the pedal, change the one you don't like as much as the other, or you might like to keep them both ways.
So those two capacitors I mentioned are ok to use for now on one pcb? I did order the parts for the other pcb. Thanks again.
 

Chuck D. Bones

Well-known member
You know, that question about subbing parts would be a lot easier to answer if we had a schematic. All I have is a tag board layout; at the moment I'm too lazy to convert that to a schematic. You guys who buy boards without build docs are pretty brave.

So how does it sound?
 
You know, that question about subbing parts would be a lot easier to answer if we had a schematic. All I have is a tag board layout; at the moment I'm too lazy to convert that to a schematic. You guys who buy boards without build docs are pretty brave.

So how does it sound?
Sounds mighty to me. Lol By the way I tried making one from tagboards and I wasn’t able to make it work. I’ve been trying to build vero and perf with no succes. I’ll keep trying though.
 

Chuck D. Bones

Well-known member
It's easy to get shorts from trace-to-trace with Vero, either from solder splashes or incomplete trace cuts. Also easy to get lost in the Sea of Holes and put a cut or a part in the wrong place.
 
I agree, haven’t had a working one yet. Did you get your order from usource yet? I ordered more parts from them, all seems well so far.
 
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