I’m pretty new on building pedals and I’ve been learning a lot here. I’m quite lucky and since I first started every pedal I’ve built worked well and they all sounded great with minor adjustments so my skills troubleshooting pedals is not great.
I’ve built this silicon Tone Bender and I’m struggling to figure out what’s wrong with it. I have signal when the effect is off, I’ve checked the components for continuity and everything seems fine, I’ve checked to make sure that there are no bridges connecting strips and that all the cutouts are working and everything is alright. I’ve checked the voltages and I get nothing on Q1. What should I try next?
I added the 10k resistor that I missed before but it seems like I’m having a ground issue, I only get some sound if I touch the back of the board.
I’ve checked the ground continuity and everything is connected. I have the board’s ground going to the input pot’s ground, the battery’s negative going to the input’s ring and the pot’s ground is going to the switch. Both jacks, the board, all pots and the switch are connected to ground. What am I missing?