built this a few months ago but finally got around to testing last night.
Q1 and Q2 are bc549, q3 is 2N7000 (yes, i flipped the transistor) and i used a B50k pot
I think this is working as i can hear the background hum reduce as i adjust the pot, but it sounds like it's gating overly aggressively and makes the guitar tone sound farty. I put it in front of a klon pedal if that makes a difference.
will post photos tonight, but i've run a pick between all of the traces to make sure there are no solder bridges.
Hey Tim, B50K worked fine in my build (also with a 2N7000) so I guess that should be ok. Didn't like it though and never boxed it since I love notes ringing out forever and such noisegates cut that sooner or later...
I didn't feel it reduced background noise (I mean during playing) but rather cut everything below the threshold - if this was set to high I also got farty sounds. Does this appear also at low threshold settings?