I've drawn it for someone who wants to build it on vero but I'm not gonna do it cause it's not my cup of tea.
You are probably right about the size.
It's quite a big schematic and the original pcb is built for a 1590BB box anyway.
This is amazing. You have some skills. I wanted to build one of these, so I just traced your layout while referencing the Runoffgroove schematic to make sure it was all good.
I found one error: The cut immediately to the right of the upper connection of D5 should actually be immediately to the left instead. The way it is now, it shorts out a portion of the charge pump circuit and severs another. I am building this, and after making the change I noted above, the charge pump portion of the circuit works perfectly. Before making the change, the short caused the pump to overheat.
The circuit is fully built as of yesterday morning, and besides a few hiccups that I'm still working out, and attribute to my own mistakes, it seems to be working. I'll let you know when it's complete so you can consider it verified.
(Note: I'm using the No Battery version, haven't checked over the other one)
Yeah, it is definitely a noise maker! Haven't had enough of a chance to really find some sweet settings, but I really like the crunch of it. And in adjusting the knobs to see what range of tones it covers, was pretty impressed with how much they vary the sound. It's definitely a keeper! What settings do you generally use?
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Excellent! What of you think of the sounds? Mine can get very Marshally, though it can also get noisy if you turn the volume pot all the way up.
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I usually keep the volume at 11 O'Clock and the treble maybe at 12 or so and adjust the rest to taste (the presence doesn't do much though). Too much treble can accentuate the hiss. But honestly, when you're going full guns, the hiss isn't a problem. Also, my unit wasn't as noisy boxed up as compared to unboxed. It may be worth experimenting with shielded cable for the input to see if that reduces the noise at its source.
I've been following a thread on the Madbean forum (in the 1776 Effects subgroup) where a builder was able to successfully remove the hiss from the Thunderbird using a noise gate (specifically the ISP Decimator but other noise gates could be used). The noise gate is inserted in place of the 10uF cap before U3a (i.e. upstream of the tone section - see below). If folks want to experiment with this, I'd be interested in the results. I may build a DIY noise gate anyway to experiment with.