Questions about my first pedal

Ok, you got your soldering iron and nothing is going to hold you back, but you have no clue where to start or what to build. There were others before you with the same questions... read them first.

Questions about my first pedal

Postby Mostaguen » 19 Aug 2013, 23:37

Hey guys!
I am making my first stompbox and I have a couple questions.
First of all, here it is!



My first question is should I put the teflon washer that came with the switch on top of the case or under the case.

And my second question is about the 3pdt switch wiring. I have a little board to easily break out the wiring but after checking the wiring diagram I believe that this board only allow ungrounded input. The red arrow show on wich side of the switch the CHK logo is and I highlighted the jumper on the board. Is this a considerable issue, will this afect the sound?

Posts: 1
Joined: 05 Aug 2013, 16:24
Has thanked: 0 time
Have thanks: 0 time

Re: Questions about my first pedal

Postby Nocentelli » 20 Aug 2013, 09:41

The washer is generally placed on the outside of the box, but unless you've massively overdrilled the hole, it's not critical.

I believe your footswitch daughterboard WILL give grounded input in bypass. The red jumper you have highlighted is the bypass route, but the photo confuses me a little as the board appears to be aligned so the input is the middle lug of the top row and ouput is the middle lug of the bottom row. This would mean that looking down on the board with the pedal "upright", the input would be connected from the right hand side, but most pedals have the input jack on the left hand side (I.e. When inspecting the guts with the pedal upside down). It may simply be that you have soldered the board on upside down: It will still work fine, but you will have to connect it correctly, or you'll get grounded output instead of input.

Can you post a schematic/diagram/pnp layout etc of the daughterboard with the intended connections labelled?
mmolteratx wrote:absolutely zero commercial use allowed. If I find anyone selling these, I'll fly to your house and kick you in the nads. And you may or may not find yourself in trouble.
User avatar
Tube Twister
Posts: 2056
Joined: 09 Apr 2009, 08:06
Location: Leeds, UK
Has thanked: 817 times
Have thanks: 822 times

Re: Questions about my first pedal

Postby induction » 20 Aug 2013, 16:26

Nocentelli wrote:The washer is generally placed on the outside of the box...

And the lock washer generally goes inside.
Resistor Ronker
Posts: 273
Joined: 07 Feb 2012, 21:47
Has thanked: 60 times
Have thanks: 132 times

Return to Absolute Beginners

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest