I found this traced Fulltone 2B booster, it's a great boost, it's not TBP it has a buffer when pedal is off and a little limiter/compressor with 2 Germaniun diodes, a nice design.
Can anyone please to do it on stripboard?
This is my UNVERIFIED layout.
Edit: but probably it's ok.
I omitted just the millennium bypass, I think that BS250 circuit is a sort of millennium bypass or similar switching system that I believe we could leave out without any problem.
If I get the wiring the input from the jack goes in the input of the circut, when the boost is engaged the whole circuit works and the DPDT footswitch gives the ground to the negative side of the LED.
(For the novice: the positive side of the LED should be connected to the positive lug of the DC jack trhough a resistor between 1k or 4.7k.)
In bypass the footswitch connects two points in the circuit getting simply "booster" setted at unity gain: so it's a buffer.
The original opamp seems unknown, a TL071 or similar should works fine, the difference should be subtle.
The tape of the Gain pot is not specified, I opted for this circuit a log, but a linear will work, too.
Maybe you can compare the pot used it with some demo of the original.
Tell me if there's any mistake on the layout or someone build it.
Edit: I just noticed that I forgot the 1N4005 to the ground in the power supply section. I say that is excessive and not necessary, the 1N5818 (that could be even a 1N5817) will protect the circut enough.
Anyway I moved a bit some parts and I have included it.
Edit 2: I corrected the orientation of the output cap.
Thanks, induction. The output cap in the second layout is reversed, indeed.
I don't think that 3.9M instead 3.3M cause that issue.
I emulated the schematic on my software, and it should work fine.
I didn't find any other mistake on the second layout. Probably you did it, but I advice to check your board again with the multimeter for cut tracks, jumpers, position of the wires or eventually unwwanted contatct between stripes (check near the wires soldering, sometimes happend to me).
Then the position of the caps adn resistors.
If you don't solve, you can try to post here some pictures.
Double-checked my work, it’s all good. I built the Cae Boost/Line Driver, too, which is almost the same design and it also increases the volume when only the buffer is on, so I’m thinking it’s just how this design works or there is something wrong with my test rig/cables. Unless you compare the pedal in a TBP FX loop it’s not noticeable. Flip the 10u, reverse buffer/boost labels on the switch, and it’s verified. Thank you for your layout!!
I'll reverse the output cap 10uF of the second layout, but why I should reverse the switch label?
Maybe we are considering the switch differently that could to cause something wrong in your build that give to you that collateral effect, because the switch make it a buffer, and I can't see how that can give to you a volume boost (is it just a little boost?)
I would like to understand this in case there's something wrong in the layout or in your board.
I mean when the in the switch you connect individualy the central lugs to the upper lugs, the SW1B and the SW2B are connected each other and the circuit works like a buffer, because all the gain stage consisting by the pots and the diodes are bypassed. At the same time the negative of the LED is disconnected from the ground and can't turn on.
When the central lugs are connected to the downer lugs the SW1B and SW2B are disconnected, so the pots control the amount of the boost. At the same time the negative of the LED goes to the ground and make the LED turn on.
Tell me if all this is work for you or I made some mistake, please.
Maybe cjones is using a toggle switch instead of a stomp switch? In that case, the confusion could be that the position of the switch is the opposite of the lug connections. In other words, when the switch toggle is upward, the common (center) lugs are connected to the bottom lugs. When the switch toggle is downward, the common lugs are connected to the top lugs. That's just how toggle switches work, but it's maybe not intuitive unless you've seen the insides of a toggle switch to understand how they work mechanically.
I built the Cae Boost/Line Driver, too, which is almost the same design and it also increases the volume when only the buffer is on, so I’m thinking it’s just how this design works or there is something wrong with my test rig/cables.
If buffers increase your volume, then yes, I suspect you have an issue with your cables. Is the cable from the pedal to the amp especially long? Or is it going through multiple other pedals between the buffer and the amp?
I was running it into a PA system until I get my class D amp finished (waiting on the enclosure), so that might have something to do with it. It could be an impedance issue that causes a jump when the buffer is in, as I imagine the buffer ups the Impedance in and lowers it going out. Like I said, it’s probably just me but I wanted to let you know the layout is verified bc I like the limiter section in this, it’s quite useful.