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First pedal build/what the heck did I build?

Discussion in 'DIY Effects Forum' started by Johnny Danger, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    35
    48
    Aug 28, 2017
    Denton, TX
    So I ordered this extremely cheap pedal kit on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01COVE0EO/?tag=strattalk05-20

    I really got it just as an experiment/learning tool. I have done soldering, just not on PCB's before. I had a couple of rookie mistakes that didn't hurt anything, and got the pedal fully operational just yesterday. My Strat is actually having some work done, so the only guitar I could test it with was a piezo equipped acoustic.

    But my main question after all that is, what exactly is this thing supposed to be? It's definitely not a simple circuit which rules out things like a fuzz face or similarly less involved pedals. There is no provided diagram, just a printout of what is already printed on the PCB. You can see a picture of that sheet and see that it has both a 4558 and 741 chip, so I'm just not sure what this thing is supposed to be, if anything.
     

  2. Teddy Watkins

    Teddy Watkins Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2009
    Florida
    I don't know for sure but I think it's some kind of Big Muff op amp version. For future purchases I can't recommend BYOC kits enough. Instructions, support, components. All very strong. How does it sound?
     
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  3. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden
    I don't see any bias pot nor any transistors, were there any in the package you got from them? Cause I don't see it on the pictures. Next time buy from builyourownclone.com they send you the best components and help you through everything.

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  4. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden
    You're building a big muff PI 78 which has the 4558 and 741 chip

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  5. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    35
    48
    Aug 28, 2017
    Denton, TX
    Thanks for clarifying what this is supposed to be. I did look at BYOC initially, but I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money for what could be a failed endeavor. This was 20 bucks and had everything including 3 colors of wire all pre cut and pre tinned. But yeah, what you posted is what it came with.

    As far as sound, I'm afraid I have like zero reference. I didn't touch pedals hardly at all when I played about a decade ago and have only recently picked up an electric again. My only amp is a solid state acoustic (tube amp is on the list for next big purchase) that I can get a decent clean tone from, but like I said, I wasn't able to play my Strat through it yet.

    This was mostly just a "Hey, can I actually do this?" kind of purchase. Now that I know I can pull it off, I'll consider more builds as opposed to buying commercially available stuff when I feel like I can get something better. After I get a decent tube amp, I'll probably look into the tube screamer clones.