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Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« on: August 03, 2011, 11:07:25 PM »
So I tested these two pedals and they worked GREAT.  I boxed them and neither work.  I built them in tandem so I'm sure whatever I did wrong I did to both.  Do you guys see anything?  The LED lights but there is no sound when bypassed or engaged.

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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 11:10:32 PM »
looks to me like the wires from the switch to the output jack are going to the ring, rather than the tip...
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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 11:15:54 PM »
looks like that's whats going on to me as well.

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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 11:16:47 PM »
Holy craps!  :-\  Thanx guys.
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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 11:34:16 PM »
it was easy to spot, cos I did the exact same thing earlier today  ;D
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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 09:04:28 AM »
That happens to the best of us.  Ive done some really bonehead stuff when it was late and i had a few beers in me.  Once you get the output wires connected, make sure your case is making contact with the ground on the input terminal.  I know sometimes with painted enclosures, i have to sand the arera around the input and output so that it will complete the connection.

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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 10:56:31 AM »
Thanx guys!

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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 11:26:31 AM »
I usually forget to put the IC's in their sockets...  ::)
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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 09:59:30 AM »
I've plugged in the input/output plugs wrong on my test rig so many times. It's the worst when I'm trying to show my buddy and I get nothing. The first silent machine  ;D
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Re: Rocked it, then boxed it...now I can't rock it.
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 11:20:15 AM »
Because we wire the pedal 'upside down' I know it's common to switch the input and output jacks as well. This mistake, and other wiring mistakes are really easy to make, and we all do it!

I have taken to marking the inside of the enclosure with a sharpie, noting which hole is for which pot, which jack, etc.

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