I just realized that there is very little sweep on the distortion knob. It goes from zero to to full out distortion on one! I am thinking that it can be a bad pot, anything else i should consider? Otherwise the pedal works perfect!!
David – and photos please. The closer and clearer the better.
Also, 4.65 v on pin 2 of the IC does NOT seem right. Perhaps Berry, Wilkie or another moderator will chime in with more experience with this build. The photos could be more revealing too. We’ve no idea what you are seeing otherwise.
I figured it out. It was a combination of a bad pot, and the my inexperience with drive pedal sweeps. . The Alpha pot was an older version,newer ones are so much smoother and better build qualities. Oddly enough, hooked up to an ohm meter it seemed fine but not until I tried a new pot was I able to hear the difference. The casing was loose and the sweep was not smooth. In addition, the sweep on the pedal is a bit odd to me, I did compare it with an old Japanese Ds-1 and it is exactly the same. Its a really nice and easy pedal to build, I think I will order another one.