As a beginner I tried building the Moar pedal that is used in the tutorial on building 1590G enclosure pedals. I posted a while back after being stumped when I could not get a signal. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to build a testing rig. I did and I think I discovered my problem, but I am still partially unsure about it so I thought I would seek advice on the issue again.
The MOAR PCB at the D3 diode indicates a certain polarity with the white strip correct? From what I understand is that that white strip should indicate the cathode being soldered in that direction. I did this and then went back and tried some other things and then went back and finally realized in the tutorial the pictures show that specific Diode to be turned around in the other direction.
I was kind of excited to find this because this would be an easy fix. I have not soldered it in yet, but with my testing rig the pedal does now in fact work!
My question of course is ....is this a mistake on the PCB? I'm still learning to read schematics. From what I can tell I think it is either a mistake or I am completely wrong about the issue and don't understand what the white line represents. Haha. So thank you to all who read this and take the time to answer this question.
(Use these links to find the D3)
Moar PDF (PCB and schematic): http://madbeanpedals.com/projects/1590G/Moar.pdf
Moar 1590G build Tutorial (pictures of assembled PCB): http://madbeanpedals.com/tutorials/downloads/1590G_BuildGuide.pdf