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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:04 pm 
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It’s been a long day, got it all together & bypass working but no effect. Noticed both ic not yet installed. Put them in and the left side is up and running but only a hiss that gets loud if I crank the gain on the right side. Any thoughts?

As an aside, until my solder sucker and wicking wire arrived in the mailbox, I had never accidentally plugged a random hole in a PCB. In the same vein, since I started following the advice here, I don’t complete the art on an enclosure until the pedal tests ok. Didn’t used to - never a problem… started exercising caution and now they ALL have issues. Lol.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:12 pm 
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Let me know if a peek at the other side is required for diagnosis. Until then imma gonna play with the one bluesbreaker that works. Cheers y’all


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:35 am 
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I'd start with a solder reflow, and then take voltage readings on the IC pins (just the side that isn't working) if that doesn't do the trick.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 9:31 am 
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Thanks, I swapped the ic chips, no change so a reflow and a test then. Going to the big city for a concert today so I’ll get to fixing tomorrow. Assembled an E.S.V. germanium fuzz just so I could have a feeling of accomplishment.

Just a note to say, even half assed, the working side of Royal Flush pushing the Mouse - well I can’t get enough of that sound.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:02 am 
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Well, I pulled the pcb, removed the “gain” pot to access the back of the ic socket. Reflowed that and just about everything else I could reach on that side. Reinstall & boom, all is well. Queens of the Stone Age are awesome live BTW.

THANK YOU for your support and advice. Really appreciate it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 10:45 am 
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Cool! 8) Amazing how often a solder reflow solves these problems, eh?

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