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Doghouse Riley

Built My First Stompbox
« on: October 20, 2016, 11:11:19 AM »
Big thanks to Aron for posting this project. I had a lot of fun building. I went to electronics school 30 years ago so I had to dredge up a lot of old knowledge.

Gathering components:


Installing then into the perfboard:






Finished circuit:


Put it in a box:


And onto my board:


It worked after I soldered one connection I missed. I'm supper happy. Tons of boost! I only set it to 8 o'clock-ish.

One small issue: It pops when I first turn it on and after it sits awhile. Maybe I need to check the connection on the leak down resistor?

aron

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 06:43:31 PM »
Congratulations!!!!! Awesome!!!! I can't remember if I had that popping problem. Sorry.

bluebunny

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 04:04:59 AM »
It pops . . .  Maybe I need to check the connection on the leak down resistor?

Hmmm...  There isn't one.   ???

But you can add one.  Tack in a 1M resistor (value not too important) from the input jack side of the input cap to ground.
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Doghouse Riley

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 09:37:27 AM »
Cool. Thanks bluebunny. I'm going to try that and report back.


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duck_arse

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 10:11:41 AM »
nice one doghouse, and welcome to the forum.

[can I ask one question? good. how come all your "laying down" style parts are standing up? hairpinning and on-ending are usually reserved for tight spaces.]
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Doghouse Riley

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2016, 03:08:00 AM »
Yeah. I don't know. No good reason. After I did the first one that way I decided to do them all that way. ::)

Elijah-Baley

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2016, 03:42:16 AM »
Congratulations! :)
I hope this is just the first building. Next: Replace the TS9 with an elaborated DIY version; build a DIY tremolo (the Tremulus Lune is one of the best and simple), then... we'll see.
What is that black pedal? Homemade?

PS Tell us when you solve the pop problem.

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rutabaga bob

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2016, 10:02:19 AM »
Congrats, and welcome!  Be careful - this is an addicting habit!  :icon_mrgreen:

P.S.: Love your forum name...a Philip Marlowe line from The Big Sleep.  I'm a Raymond Chandler fan.

Cheers!
Larry
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Doghouse Riley

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2016, 01:34:47 PM »
The black pedal is a "Thunderdrive Deluxe" from modkitsdiy.com.


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Elijah-Baley

Re: Built My First Stompbox
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2016, 04:15:08 AM »
Thanks ;)
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