Thanks! Now I just need to update the subject of the thread to “Mastodon Build (No Problem to Resolve)”.
It really wasn’t my weekend. I re-measured and I am guessing I had one of the pots cranked all the way down which, based on my limited understanding, would impact the collector of Q2. I re-tested and was getting about 2.8v.
I think I was just flustered that it didn’t fire up first try. I have had such excellent results with these kits…well written guides, quality PCB’s, good mod ideas, etc. Once I developed my process for building effects, based on some failed vero builds, I have been super lucky and had stood at 100% through a dozen or so of the guitarPCB boards. I still get some failures on my vero builds because it seems that no matter how many times I double check cuts and links occasionally mistakes will be made.
Sorry for “crying wolf” on this one.