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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:08 pm 
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Buzz is usually a bad ground. Are the jacks wires properly?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:43 pm 
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Yes, I double checked that. I was finally getting power, I found that the jack I had a loose connector, then the LED came on. Only after I put the jack back in it went out. I found the negative going to the output jack was causing the issue so I rewired it and now nothing.

I am starting to think that the output jack might be bad. So I am going to replace that and see if that will solve the issue.

I tell ya this one has been a nightmare to get together, either I have bad luck or the pedal gods are against me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:36 pm 
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Yes, I double checked that. I was finally getting power, I found that the jack I had a loose connector, then the LED came on. Only after I put the jack back in it went out. I found the negative going to the output jack was causing the issue so I rewired it and now nothing.

I am starting to think that the output jack might be bad. So I am going to replace that and see if that will solve the issue.

I tell ya this one has been a nightmare to get together, either I have bad luck or the pedal gods are against me.
Ok I get the LED to light up but no bypass, just a pop when I push in the footswitch.

Not sure what else to do at this point. I habe replaced the footswitch, input jack and the AC adapter.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:43 pm 
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Yes, I double checked that. I was finally getting power, I found that the jack I had a loose connector, then the LED came on. Only after I put the jack back in it went out. I found the negative going to the output jack was causing the issue so I rewired it and now nothing.

I am starting to think that the output jack might be bad. So I am going to replace that and see if that will solve the issue.

I tell ya this one has been a nightmare to get together, either I have bad luck or the pedal gods are against me.
Ok I get the LED to light up but no bypass, just a pop when I push in the footswitch.

Not sure what else to do at this point. I habe replaced the footswitch, input jack and the AC adapter.

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Also continuity with the footswitch seems fine

Lugs 4,7
Lugs 5,8
Lugs 6,9 have continuity.

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If I plug a cable into the input and the same cable just not all the way into the output the LED comes on. Sounds like something is not grounded properly to me. Could it be because I painted the enclosure?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:16 pm 
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OK, this is gonna seem kinda weird, but I'm pretty sure I see what the problem is. It appears that your pedal contains an inverted stereo (input) jack. Specifically, the ring and the tip on the jack are reversed in their positions. The sleeve (middle solder tab) is fine as is. All you need to do is to switch the wire connections between the two outer tabs; the black wire from the DC adapter negative tab needs to go to the input jack tab closest to the footswitch, while the tan input signal wire from lug 4 of the footswitch needs to connect to the jack tab closest to the PCB.

Back in 2011, BYOC received a shipment of these inverted stereo jacks from their supplier and some got into the parts inventory before the mistake was discovered. But I haven't seen one of those pop up in years.

EDIT: Hold on a second! Looking back at your original posts in this thread, the stereo jack was the correct configuration. Did you replace the jack? If so, where did you get this new one from?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:48 pm 
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I got the jacks from Amazon, but they seem to be flaky.

I don't think any of the jacks I used was from BYOC.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:50 pm 
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Should I still try to switch the outer jacks?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:13 pm 
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chongmagic wrote:
Should I still try to switch the outer jacks?

I would absolutely do that. I doubt that there's anything wrong with the jack other than it is configured in the reverse orientation of the jacks that BYOC uses....and which their wiring diagrams are based upon.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:29 pm 
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Still nothing. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:44 pm 
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If you're still not getting bypass signal, you need to follow the bypass signal path with your signal tester and determine where it's being lost. The bypass path is as follows:

Cable from guitar or previous pedal in signal chain --> input jack tip --> F/S lug 4 --> F/S lug 9 --> F/S lug 8 --> output jack tip --> output cable to amp or next pedal in signal chain

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 am 
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chongmagic wrote:
Sounds like something is not grounded properly to me. Could it be because I painted the enclosure?

Painting the inside of the enclosure can mess with the ground connection made by the input and output jacks, but painting the outside of it will have no such effect.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:52 pm 
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Can we see a couple of updated photos with the current state of the pedal?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:37 pm 
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Here is the current state. ImageImageImageImageImage

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:18 am 
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I think that something is wonky with the stereo jack, and I think that it is causing the issue with the bypass and effect not working.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 am 
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How is this coming?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:07 pm 
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Going to try with another output jack.

I will post back when I get a chance. Working on a bass guitar for a friend so I have been busy with that.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:58 pm 
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chongmagic wrote:
Going to try with another output jack.

I will post back when I get a chance. Working on a bass guitar for a friend so I have been busy with that.
Ohh nice. I’m building on a tele myself.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:14 pm 
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Very nice, I am working on a Jazz bass.

I am going to get some more stereo jacks, I think they are the root of the issue at this point.

The sleeve, ring, and tip are backwards. But even after switching things around it is not working correctly. Now the LED comes on even if nothing is plugged into the jacks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:20 pm 
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I love the jazz bass. It’s my favorite of all the guitars I’ve built. Are you building it from the ground up? I’m a super gearhead nerd.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:22 pm 
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I have a Mighty Mite neck and a three piece alder body.

Putting some Wudtone Lady Teal finish on it.

I will post some pics when I get er done.

On a side note, I have built quite a few pedals here, and can't seem to wrap my mind around why I have had so many issues with this one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:21 pm 
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I’ve done a few wudtone finishes, they look great.
I’ve found the effect to be rather subtle on the slow gear clone. I’m curious about the first one not working, and the second, you’re probably right about the jack, the audio probe will tell. Bypass comes in on pin 9 and out on pin 8.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:24 pm 
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Just so I am not chasing my tail. The LED should only light when a cable is in the input jack?

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