lol, On the IC pin 2 - 6 .. schenmatic says 100pf. according to tjhe green ringer schematic that i've seen, it looks like they are. folder. The pedal layout on BX-Series tractors [...] helps aid operator comfort. The files are organized by brand. Thanks and keep up with the amazing work! I made another clip yesterday. There is a picture of my build at you can see, it's exactly the same as on the schematic. Yep. This current layout is solid. I actually got 3 UA308HC's and 1 LM308HZ. It's from the PedalPCB trace, so I haven't looked at the guts in person, but from pics I don't see how it could be either of the Shin-Ei fuzzes. It runs parallel with 100uF power filter cap and filters high frequencies in case of a bad power supply. Can you link the layout you're using? Updated the layout, had to add a cut and a link to have connections to the gain pot on the edge of the board. The first build was made from the original layout that had some mistakes, but Anders and I worked it out. hey guys something is wrong with mine. (To be fair, it's an awesome combo) The Green Ringer is on a JFET blend and the Rat section is pretty standard. Hi Guys.What are you using for D1 and D2? Yeah, I thought that when I was drawing up but apparently that's as far as my brain went. This comment has been removed by the author. I thought it had to be exactly like the schematic. Will use pf. 1M resistor to vref should make the op amp work more stable. At this point I'm afraid that I may have damaged the IC but I'm not sure how to determine if this is true. If you're worried about the octave diodes, socket them. The Distortion pot is funky. What did you use for your IC, an LM308AH? What is the value for the Octave pot? Illuminated 3PDT breakout board Browse. If you don't have red, yellow or green will probably sound the same, or just experiment. The anodes of both D1 and D2 are supposed to be coonnected to the (positive) base of Q4, and the cathodes of both diodes go to ground via a couple of resistors. If so, insert them as shown here, with the red ring to the left/bottom. In your revised layout top leg of that same resistor moved to "I". I don't know if that's helpful at all or not. I've never looked at an octave circuit before. I didn't know that about the 4.7uF/560Ω. It should be 100nF. Trying to work through my issues here: I used 1N60's in the first one and 1N270's for the second. Earthquaker mentions "Russian" diodes in their Life Pedal manual, and Deadend FX recommend Russian D9V diodes for their clone PCB. Got the 10K on the Emitter of Q3 to 9v and swapped in the 1M too. This comment has been removed by the author. If there's anything else I can help with, lemme know. Thank you guys! Thanks a million! 2n5087 is pnp. I'll also add that, since the octaver input stage doubles the frequency of everything, it's not clear why the Rat section really needs the R18/C12 network to goose the gain of content above 1500hz. I'm not an electrical engineer by any stretch of the imagination, just a DIY'er who likes drawing layouts. Thanks for the direction and patience! I'll give it a shot! Distortion switch activates Rat circuit and booster switch activates....yes the booster. Sounds dark and big, the sustain is perfect. You rule! Powered by. There's also a fairly generic MOSFET boost on board as well, similar to a SHO or Black Eye. A full pedalboard planner guide and virtual web app for arranging guitar pedals and planning for well-designed, functional signal processing. Hey man. How are they connected? I'ms sure this layout sounds awesome, I'm more curious than anything. If you are using regular diodes with a ring marking the cathode, I would suggest inserting them the other way round. Yeah, man. This is the longest I've spent working on one pedal so far. Illuminated 3PDT Breakout Board (Single Color) $ 1.00. Are the In/Out jacks are shared for both 3pdt switches? I crank it at the 3 minute mark. I have added notes in red to the schematics believed to have errors.Items confirmed by me or others have an OK! Here's what I did. Actually, if you use the same Russian diodes as in the original Life Pedal (D9K, as far as I can tell), then they should be inserted as on this schematic because the red ring on the D9K diodes marks the anode rather than the cathode. Not much of a difference though. You use 2, 3PDT footswitches and you connect them like you normally would (seen General Layout Notes tab). That can be provided by running a resistor/cap combination in parallel with the 2k2 resistor labelled R8. ill be troubleshooting it when i get the time but if anyone has any clues or ideas on why its acting this way feel free to say, I built this and I have the exact same problem. I opened an EQD Life Pedal, and the diodes look very much like D9K. I advice to check the polarity of our diodes, any we want to use, with the multimeter to be sure. Thanks and regards! Only the boost works, I subbed with a 2N7000. I just inverted the color to make it easier to look at. As far as I can tell, the diagram is correct.On the last picture (with all the wires in place), the person who built it has D1 go up to B16. Thanks again! You think J201 or 2n5457 can be substituted for the PF5012? Double-check the offboard wiring; it's among the most complex I've encountered so far.As for the germanium diodes on this schematic, I'm not sure: Are these supposed to be like the original Russian diodes that have a red ring marking the anode? Thanks! It's been good to go since. I guess this had several people confused. Thanks for all the replies MTK, I will get all the parts ordered and put one together. Thats it! Big "oops" from me.!! This should all fit nicely in a 1590BB with board mounted pots. I’m about to start this build. Or maybe that was just the limited version? I figured if the pitch did change with the pots, it'd help track down a possible issue. The layout comes to life with the Car Systemm. SKU: PCB237 Categories: Boost, Distortion, Fuzz, OD / Distortion / Fuzz, Overdrive, Pitch Tag : 1590XX. ;)Just sometimes I saw some layouts around in the web "Verified" though some issues. When the Rat side is switched on, there's a slight "power hiss" but the pitch doesn't change when adjusting any of the pots and the signal doesn't pass. It is meant for the hobbyist (so commercial use of any of these layout is not allowed without permission) and as a way to give back to the online DIY community. This should all fit nicely in a 1590BB with board mounted pots. Is this correct? Layout is updated and hopefully it will work now *fingers crossed*. TiA. Love the knob choice. The clipping switch at the middle is op amp clipping in the original? Based off the board of the person who completed it: on the lay out its 100nf.whats the correct value? I thought the G4 took a long time to make, this pedal just nabbed the top spot for time invested. Out pads, and the other to the Boost In/Boost Out pads. I'll take some pictures and get them posted in a few hours. Note that two of the capacitors (a 1µF and a 22nF) span an additional row on the stripboard. Just so there's no confusion hello someone know how we can add the input for an expression pedal to control the octave?franck, Didnt life pedal add ruetz mod for rat? That would provide proportionately more gain for content above around 500hz instead of the searing gain for higher-frequency content that a stock Rat provides. Curious what the + is to represent on the row for IC pin 5? Works amazing!Some replaced I used and worked well:PF5102 = 2N54572N5089 = 2N50881N60A = 1N60PHope it could help!Please do a Fortin zuul layout! It jams, dude. One footswitch connects to the Dist. Selected Stompbox Schematics. Ok, there is a missing resistor in the layout; it should be a 10k resistor connected between emitter of Q3 and top row(9v). I don't think I had that layout, mine had all the other differences, just not that 1M. I recently overlooked this on another pedal build and it drove me crazy.If you notice that both effects have to be on for this to work, then make sure you have the offboard wiring correct; it is really very complex.As some have noted, the two Germanium diodes (D1 and D2) appear on this schematic the wrong way round.