VanDerchuck wrote:I asked for a Joyo pedal for Christmas cause I'm a sucker for cheap pedals. I don't know why, I've always just found them fun. But this Sweet Baby Overdrive could be sweeter. I was hoping to solder a switch to the board for some different clipping options. Will the through hold diodes and LED's work with a surface mount board? And is it possible to get the wires to stick to the board? Here's a picture of the board. I'm thinking of going across the spots the LED's are soldered to.
hey vanderchuck, i did a similar thing with a behringer sf300 superfuzz. took out surface mount silicon diodes and added a switch for germanium and silicon through-hole diode options (1n34a and 4148) . easy mod but the headache was getting the switch to fit in the cramped box. no room at all in the with all those electrocaps. follow link below for pics. more and bigger pics earlier in that thread.viewtopic.php?f=11&t=24995&p=245410#p245349viewtopic.php?f=11&t=24995&p=245410#p244646
got to love turning a decent cheap pedal into a tone beast.
lolbou's advice above for process to follow is spot on. go with that. put two wires onto the solder pads and do the experimenting with different options on the other end of those wires. soldering iron on the board should be quick and hot. no holding iron on the board for ages or it will melt the thing out and you will be left with a door stop.
in my experience of modding behringers and joyos, joyos better to mod as build and boards a bit more solid.
good luck with yours.