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The French connection

NPN Boost Vero layout
« on: March 05, 2009, 09:35:23 PM »
Hi! Here's my first attemp at vero layout. It's really fun, it's like doing Sudoku, or puzzle...Ok! I know i must get out and meet some people.  :P
Anyway, can someone verify it please? Did i forget to mention something?

Thanks!

Dan

I know, but the pedal i built does not boost...it just increases volume!
My picture files:
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/French+connection/
http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z4/letournd/Pedal/

The French connection

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 03:32:05 PM »
I've found a couple of error and changed it. Is it ok now?

Thanks!

Dan
I know, but the pedal i built does not boost...it just increases volume!
My picture files:
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/French+connection/
http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z4/letournd/Pedal/

GREEN FUZ

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 03:41:26 PM »
Output wire needs to go to C9.

The French connection

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 03:50:45 PM »
Ok thanks! Changes done.

Dan
I know, but the pedal i built does not boost...it just increases volume!
My picture files:
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/French+connection/
http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z4/letournd/Pedal/

The French connection

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 11:28:00 AM »
Layout verified and working perfectly!

Dan
I know, but the pedal i built does not boost...it just increases volume!
My picture files:
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/French+connection/
http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z4/letournd/Pedal/

aron

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 10:23:58 PM »
BTW: Dan, thanks for the layout. I was going to make one for myself, then saw yours. It works fine. Yes, it's confirmed.

The French connection

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 09:46:42 AM »
Thanks Aron! I'm proud you've used it, you do so much for this forum that it's the least i can give.

Thanks for your time!

Bonne journée!
Dan
I know, but the pedal i built does not boost...it just increases volume!
My picture files:
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/French+connection/
http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z4/letournd/Pedal/

aron

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 12:17:23 PM »
Thank you! After it was finished, I used double-sided foam tape to mount it on the back of the pot. It fit into a really small enclosure. Very cool!

The French connection

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009, 01:27:40 PM »
Yeah i've done that too and mount it with AMZ Mosfet boost in the same 1290 box with a 4P3T rotary to select between Gus boost/Mosfet/Both in serie (Mosfet in Gus booster). Gus (beginner) booster is my fav overall.

Have a nice day!
Dan
I know, but the pedal i built does not boost...it just increases volume!
My picture files:
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/French+connection/
http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z4/letournd/Pedal/

aron

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2009, 04:50:40 PM »
Your pedal you made sounds like a good idea!

rogsteels

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 05:31:14 PM »
I want to use this for my first attempt while I'm waiting for my perf board to arrive.

When reading these vero layouts how do I know which way round the capacitors are mounted?

As you have probably guessed I'm new to this

rousejeremy

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 05:47:41 PM »
The slightly darkened side of the Electro cap is negative.
Consistency is a worthy adversary

www.jeremyrouse.weebly.com

rogsteels

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 06:26:47 PM »
Excellent!...cheers Jeremy...I didnt even notice the slightly darker bit till you mentioned it

jacobyjd

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 11:26:54 PM »
Well, I finally built the beginner project using this convenient vero layout (one year later and with so many more complicated projects under my belt...this is a new challenge, since it's going into a 1590A enclosure...).

I soldered it up this evening and connected all the wires on the breadboard to try it out. At first, I got no sound--you know that sinking feeling that comes when you know it's debugging time...

...well, I looked over the breadboard to make sure all my pre-bussed connections were set up, and I happened to glance at the battery snap, which has a hastily-soldered extension attached to it. Interestingly enough, the ground wire had broken after so many times of connecting and disconnecting the battery.

I fired up the iron again and made the connection to the battery, then fired it up with my Crate VC3113 30w class A amp. Talk about a nice tone! It was perfect for what I'm planning to use it for--a boost to allow me to switch freely between guitars w/ single coils and guitars with humbuckers with very little down time on stage--this keeps me from having to adjust the gain on my amp each time. Wow.

I think I'll build another one as a lead booster that'll go after my preamp--this thing sounds better than ANYTHING I've tried yet. It just goes to show you that this beginner project can blow just about any boooteeeek booster out of the water, and it's costing me...what...$25 for a complete build!? Tell me where you can buy something that sounds this good (and is this versatile) for 25 bucks.  :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:
Warsaw, Indiana's poetic love rock band: http://www.bellwethermusic.net

sevenisthenumber

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009, 11:41:33 PM »
What would you compare this to? An lpb1?

jacobyjd

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2009, 09:39:11 AM »
What would you compare this to? An lpb1?

Not at all--any lpb1 I've heard is really heavy-sounding--not a whole lot of treble going on.

However, it's not like a Rangemaster, either--in fact, I wouldn't even consider it to be a treble booster. There's just enough treble to keep your pick attack and definition, but it doesn't LOSE any body.

At higher volumes it seems to get fatter, so if you're boosting your preamp to distort more, your lows won't be metal-tight--bass gets a little rubbery when the gain is cranked--but that's not so much a characteristic of the booster so much as what any amp does when you boost the preamp section from the front end.
Warsaw, Indiana's poetic love rock band: http://www.bellwethermusic.net

TheBishness

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2009, 07:15:39 PM »
Sorry, I am completely new to this. The R5, is this 100k like it says in the caption box. If so what is the 5K boost?

Thanks,
Edward

TheBishness

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2009, 07:22:38 PM »
I apologise for my incompetence. I have understood it. I knew there was a reason I should have paid attention in electronics class...

aron

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2009, 07:30:34 PM »
R5 is a resistor, 5K boost is a potentiometer. Check out the FAQ to see more!

http://www.diystompboxes.com/cnews/FAQ.html

aron

Re: NPN Boost Vero layout
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2009, 07:57:14 PM »
Btw: welcome to the forum! :-)