Author Topic: Huge pop on Kraken  (Read 231 times)


  • Diode Destroyer
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Huge pop on Kraken
« on: December 29, 2017, 03:00:45 PM »

This is my first post here in this forum. A while a go I built a Kraken project (2013 version). The pedal sounds lovely and I really like it. However there's a huge pop whenever I engage og disengage the effect. So far i have replaced the 3PDT, rewired the whole true bypass wiring and checked components (like right polarity on electrolytics, diodes and transistors). Everything looks right so I wonder if anybody has any clue to where should I have to look.

I know could try with a pull down resistor but the pop is so big I keep on thinking about there must be something wrong somewhere.

Thanks in advance.


  • Electron Doctor
  • *****
  • Posts: 7074
  • Jimi Lee
    • View Profile
Re: Huge pop on Kraken
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 03:07:54 PM »
Leaky cap is the first thought. Pictures, voltages, tube or solid state amp.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Pedal building is like the opposite of sex.  All the fun stuff happens before you get in the box.