Author Topic: Kay Tremolo caps  (Read 1655 times)


Kay Tremolo caps
« on: October 08, 2012, 02:00:30 PM »
In this layout Cap 1 and 2 are both 0.1uf but in multiple other layouts out there I see number one being 0.01uf.

any advice on which is the way to go? I went with a 0.01uf for number one and my build sounds theres more effect then actual note....if I stop playing the effect keeps going....and if i play my note is kinda bassy and quieter then the effect at times but not as an always type thing.


Re: Kay Tremolo caps
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 10:39:43 PM »
hmm a few people reading this...has anyone Built one??? For some reason I thought it was a popular build.

John Lyons

Re: Kay Tremolo caps
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 11:14:43 PM »
C1 and 2 should not make much difference really as far as the circuit working.
I'd go with .1 at C1 and .01 at C2.
I don't think this is your problem though.
With C1 as .01 you will be dropping some low end.

Basic Audio Pedals


Re: Kay Tremolo caps
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 11:46:15 PM »
I kinda thought that might be what that would do. I'm really 100 percent learning this stuff online. I never took an electronics course. Maybe one of my resistor values is wasn't working at all until I swapped out a resistor that tested to be the wrong value....which made me kind of glad I got sound after that one was changed...because that value is also in the superfuzz that I built (and took way more time) that didn't work...maybe that pedal will be a quick fix...and some more testing here. I wonder what stock boy was binning resistors before I got to the store...I'll have to find a way to thank him for my screaming brain! I guess I was to trusting not testing before soldering!