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ckdba

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #60 on: August 13, 2006, 01:44:09 PM »
is there another name of a 3PDT switch? or is there a british term? i'm struggling to find one in scotland!

PNG123

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2006, 08:03:37 AM »
Hey Aron,

Would you mind checking to see wheter pics 6 and 7 are still working/showing.
Theya re the ones where you put the markings on your board.

aron

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #62 on: September 25, 2006, 02:31:44 AM »
Just too weird how those pics got changed.

PNG123

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #63 on: September 25, 2006, 10:56:35 AM »
Thanks alot

Barcode80

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2006, 12:11:45 AM »
Hmmm. I've assembled the circuit and checked it over for solder shorts and such, but when I plug it in (no switch wired up yet, just hard wired it to the jacks) i get an insanely loud hum with little or no signal. it's like the hum you get if you touch a guitar cable while it is connected to an amp, so i am guessing something is not properly grounded. what do you guys think? I did use a oair of solder to board jacks i cannibalized from a danelectro i stripped.any thoughts?

aron

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2006, 08:13:14 PM »
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i get an insanely loud hum with little or no signal

if it's that loud, it's probably DC from the 9V coming through the output jack. Look for a bad solder connection near the output capacitor (the 10uF at the end).

Barcode80

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2006, 10:40:23 PM »
will do.

RRAD500

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2006, 03:14:34 PM »
hey aron

ive been working on this project on/off for the last year now and just found some spare time and im gonna try and wrap it up. the circuit is done, but i dont know if its working. how can i check it before i do the off board hook-ups?
and when wiring things to the switch, does it matter which way the 3PDT switch is oriented? if so, how can i tell which set of 3 lugs corresponds with the top 3 in your switching diagram picture?

thank you
Raffi

aron

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2006, 01:35:07 AM »
Orient exactly as shown here:

http://www.diystompboxes.com/beginner/circswled.jpg

I usually just wire up and then test voltages etc... There's a debugging page in the mail forum that will help once you get it going.

Good luck!

Aron

RRAD500

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2006, 05:41:27 PM »
hey, thanks for the help
i got it all wired up, and when the effect is bypassed the guitar's tone is transferred beautifully. when i engage the effect the LED comes on but there is no audio, no matter where the potentiometer is set.
Where's that debugging page now ? ;D its gonna be a long night

cheers
raffi

RRAD500

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2006, 06:17:37 PM »
alright i fiddled with it a little more and now when effect is engaged i get signal, but it is signifficantly softer than the bypass. also, when the pot is turned all the way to the right i hear nothing but when its all the way left i hear the volume-dropped signal. so its backwards
what can this mean?
thanks again
raffi

aron

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2006, 11:06:08 PM »
Triple-check your wiring on the circuit and measure that the circuit is getting power. Yes, check out the debugging page as well.

zeppelinchld

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2007, 08:04:45 PM »
im getting a loud buzzing sound. im using a dpdt switch and im confused about which lugs go where?
does the LED resistor go from input jack to LED or does the LED go first?

aron

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #73 on: March 13, 2007, 03:06:39 AM »
You cannot use the LED+resistor as stated unless you have a 3PDT. Ignore the LED and resistor and wire it up as if the "middle" lugs never existed.

12milluz

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #74 on: July 12, 2007, 10:51:31 PM »
This one?



is that the back of the perfboard when wired?
ssorry for the n00b questions

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james9

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2007, 12:41:19 AM »
I'm just wondering if you have any idea of what transistor I should use.

Thanks

aron

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #76 on: October 20, 2007, 09:31:06 PM »
Use the transistors as in the threads:

2N5088, 2N2222 etc...

CGDARK

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #77 on: October 20, 2007, 09:38:18 PM »
Use the transistors as in the threads:

2N5088, 2N2222 etc...

Hey james9,

I have 2N2222A transistors for sale or trade. Check here: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=61754.0

CG ;D

-Jake-

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #78 on: November 22, 2007, 12:11:21 PM »
Aron.
Ive Never Done Anything To Do With Electricals But See This As A Cool Project I Wanna Get Done
Do U Recon I Would Be Able To Do This Bairing In Mind I Have No Experience With Electricals ???

Thanks Jake

aron

Re: 3: Build pictorial
« Reply #79 on: November 23, 2007, 12:50:01 PM »
You can do it. Take it slow.