Author Topic: She's a beaut!  (Read 48124 times)

Edalicious

She's a beaut!
« on: December 08, 2010, 12:32:16 PM »
I've just gotten it breadboarded up! This is my first ever attempt at a pedal and it's worked a charm, despite not having all the right components. The instructions are all very clear and concise, so thanks Gaussmarkov for that!

My gain is a little bit low though, but I've got a 1.5kΩ resistor at R7 and a 220nF cap at C4, could these be the problem? And if not, what effect will those substitutions have on the pedal?

Also, I wasn't sure which pot to put where so I've got the 100k as gain and the 50k as volume. Is this right and if not what difference is that making?
« Last Edit: December 08, 2010, 12:35:53 PM by Edalicious »

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Re: She's a beaut!
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 08:16:16 PM »
1.5kΩ is a bit too big for R7. The original is 100Ω! :o

Try switching the potentiometers. The 50kΩ is for the gain and the 100kΩ is for the volume.
If you think you need more gain, try changing R4 to a lower value (the original is 4.7kΩ. try something like 3.3kΩ, 2.7kΩ...).

About C4, try other values. Just tweak it till you find a sound that is nice to your ears :)