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wilkie1
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The vero does not show a connection marked for SW3.  But it is the same as the connection marked “dist_a 1 and dist_b 1”.  So if you soldered sw2 and sw5 together and then connected them to “dist-a 1 and dist_b 1, you would eliminate the switch.

HOWEVER!  Looking at the schematic, I see that the function of the switch is to bypass the first distortion stage created by Q4 and Q5.  Doing so also renders the pot labeled Dist_A unusable.

Therefore, I think that the switch is necessary to provide the dual distortion attribute of this pedal.  Bypassing it will make the pedal less interesting.