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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:38 am 
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Hello BYOC support. My pedal is assembled but will not make sound. It works when bypassed and led is functional. Photos are attached. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thank you for the help!
- Matt


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2024 11:08 am 
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My first assumption is your soldering is the problem. You solder joints do not look good.

In your second photo - the pic of the underside of the PCB - look at the solder joint just to the right of the LED. Do you see how conical and smooth and shiny that joint is? That's a perfect solder joint. Most of your other joints look like dull, brittle, blobs. This is most likely due to you not cleaning your soldering iron tip between joints.

You should reflow all of your solder work. Simply apply a tiny amount of fresh solder to each and make sure your tip is clean each time.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2024 11:15 am 
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I’ll give it a shot and report back. That makes sense. I don’t clean it enough. Thank you!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:59 am 
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byoc wrote:
You should reflow all of your solder work...

Agreed! Here's some detailed guidance on the reflow process we recommend: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=52188

And here's a useful informational post on the subject of soldering quality: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=52211

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2024 9:43 am 
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Thank you for the awesome resources. I’m gonna have some time tomorrow and I’ll give resoldering a shot


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:44 pm 
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Success! It’s alive! I removed and resoldered everything. I definitely noticed a difference in the look of the solder connections (dull to shiny). My confidence has grown and I’ll definitely be purchasing more diy pedals in the future. What an interesting sound too. The boosted highs nearly took my head off! I really like the boosted signal and the unique overdrive/fuzz tone. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:34 pm 
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Great news! It's amazing how often that reflow process solves pedal build problems. Enjoy the new pedal! b :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:11 am 
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Congrats and have fun with that pedal. It's a good one… I gotta dig mine out again soon.

And now for the standard question after a successful first build. What will you build next?

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