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  • #6025

    Anonymous

    Hey guys, first time posting here!

    My Emerald Ring/3DPT Wiring Board kit won’t work and I have no idea why.

    Here’s a video showing my work:

     

    Any help is appreciated!

     

     

    #6026

    Cybercow
    Moderator

    You have the ground and signal wires revered on the Emerald Ring PCB. Notice the little, tiny “T” on the silkscreen where your blue and black wires connect. The blue wires need to be connected to the “T” pads and the black wires go to the other pad. Good luck!

    #6027

    Anonymous

    Hello Cybercow,

    Thank you very much for replying. The blue wires already seem to be connected to the “T” pads. What else could it be?

     

    Thanks again!

     

     

    #6028

    Anonymous

    EDIT: I have no signal whether or not the pedal is bypassed. The only thing I get is a faint buzz/weird sound when the pedal is activated. I do get a distorted signal when I solder the cable that’s supposed to be on sleeve on the biggest part.

    #6029

    Anonymous

    See this picture:

     

    Also the LED isn’t working at all.

    #6030

    wilkie1
    Moderator

    It looks like the input jack is wired incorrectly.  I think I see the Tip and Sleeve wires reversed.

    Also, the circuit will not power up unless a plug is inserted into the IN jack.

    #6031

    Anonymous

    Hello!

    Thank you for your help, I will try inversing those tomorrow! Just wondering: is the Emerald Ring supposed to sound distorted? I did manage to get a sound of it but it was really distorted as I mentionned earlier.

     

    Thanks again!

     

    #6032

    wilkie1
    Moderator

    The Emerald Ring will sound best when used after a fuzz or another distortion type pedal.  The more complex the signal, the more the octave effect will be noticed.  Let us know if you solve your issue.

    #6034

    Cybercow
    Moderator

    Thanks for jumping in Wilkie – I didn’t catch that. It’s a little difficult making out the connects in video as opposed to simple, good, clear photos.

    #6035

    wilkie1
    Moderator

    We often need more than one set of eyes.  I just paused his video to look closer, but I couldn’t enlarge it.

    #6036

    Anonymous

    Hello guys!

    I’ve soldered the ground wire back on the biggest shaft of the input jack just like I had done yesterday and it works perfectly! The reason I had undone that modification yesterday was because I thought the pedal wasn’t supposed to sound distorted.

    The LED still doesn’t work though, what could it be? I’ve tried turning it the other way around but that doesn’t seem to be problem. I can take some detailled pictures of the build if needed.

     

    Thank you very much!

     

    #6039

    Anonymous

    Hello,

    Bad news everyone: I wanted to change the wiring to something proprer and now I’m back to my starting point. No singal when the pedal is activated, what could it be?

     

    Thank you very much and sorry for being such a noob.

    Here is the current wiring:

    #6041

    Barry
    Keymaster

    If there is no signal it is a wiring issue most likely but we cannot see the connections you have made to the Input side of the wiring board to Main Board with that photo. Revisit all of your wiring connections. Make sure you have solid connections everywhere. The one ground connected to the wiring board does not look very secure.

    #6042

    Anonymous

    Here a few other pictures I’ve taken:

     

    Hope it helps!

    #6045

    Barry
    Keymaster

    Black ground wires appear to be connected to the side of  Tip Jack?

     

    It should be like this:

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