Author Topic: Beginner project Booster Pedal Problems.  (Read 4136 times)

ponch58

Beginner project Booster Pedal Problems.
« on: June 01, 2011, 06:40:01 PM »
Hello,

I have been working on the beginner build, and have run into some problems.

After completion, the LED lights up and goes out with the switch, but I get no sound of any sort while bypassed or engaged.  Is it possible my transistor is damaged?  I have more that I will try, just wondering about anyone else's findings or suggestions.

I've double checked all my wiring and solder points, and everything seems ok.

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

aron

Re: Beginner project Booster Pedal Problems.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 06:51:50 PM »
It could be a switch wiring problem since you have no bypass sound or it could be a problem with the wiring of the jacks (likely).

Aron

ponch58

Re: Beginner project Booster Pedal Problems.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 09:53:08 PM »
The 100k resisters I used are only 1/4 watt.  Is this ok?

deadastronaut

Re: Beginner project Booster Pedal Problems.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 10:07:08 PM »
yep...1/4 watt is fine...

as aron suggested : triple check your wiring of the switch and jacks...you should have a bypass signal at least!... :icon_exclaim:
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ponch58

Re: Beginner project Booster Pedal Problems.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 11:00:59 PM »
Thanks for the tips guys!  I pulled everything out of the enclosure, and....it worked!!!!!  Turns out the output jack was shorting out on the enclosure!  Lined the enclosure with some sexy electrical tape, closed it up and PRESTO!  I have a sweet booster pedal and a whole bunch of pride!

Thanks again!

deadastronaut

Re: Beginner project Booster Pedal Problems.
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 11:05:03 PM »
GREAT!......now play that guitar!.. :icon_twisted: :icon_mrgreen:
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