need help indentifying a fuzzbox

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  1. sweerbabyoctane

    sweerbabyoctane Member

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    Hi! My name is D. I'm not a big forum user, but I got this pedal and it won't fire up, so I'm trying to identify the maker. Any help is appreciated. Thanx!! http://instagram.com/p/y5465CDLnP/ it's called kill bill
     
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    The guys I know who do etches for commercial builds tend to do cleaner stuff, so I'm going to say that it's a DIY build.

    Take the back off and snap a picture of the guts and I can probably tell you what it is.

    Does the LED come on? What are you powering it with?
     
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    ^Agreed. I've seen (and owned) a few DIY pedals with etched enclosures similar to this.
    Here's one:

     
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    Thank you! Led does not come on. I can jump it to make it light up green. When stomped, all sound ceases. http://instagram.com/p/y55KYzjLnk/ there's the back and signature
     
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    Tried battery and board power
     
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    So you have signal when bypassed?
    No signal (or LED) when engaged?
    How are you able to get the LED to work? From an external power source or using the pedal battery / DC jack?
    Sounds to me like your switch may be bad or something on the switch isn't wired correctly. Definitely looks like a hobby build from the photo.
     
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    Good questions above^^

    Those appear to be old TO-1 germaniums, so there is a good chance they're PNP and the circuit is positive ground. I see no signs of a charge pump. What kind of power supply did you try it with? Was it daisy chained with other pedals at the time?
     
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    there is signal when bypassed. I took the adapter end and put it on the neg led wire, then touched the outer part to the other wire, as they're right next to each other. just wanted to make sure the led was working. when I push the button, signal goes silent and still no led.

    http://instagram.com/p/y55KYzjLnk/
     
  9. sweerbabyoctane

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    tried it with a standard board power unit. pro power I think. by itself. I was going to take a voltage tester and start touching the needle end to wires until it lights up, and then at least i'd know where power was getting to and stopping, obviously between the board and the light, since I know the light works....seems right anyway. tried battery and external. switch must be good since it interrupts bypass signal. I appreciate everyone's input and help! thank you so much!!
    http://instagram.com/p/y55KYzjLnk/
     
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    I think your best bet might be to do an audio trace…..if you don't have one, it's easy to build one from a cheap guitar chord and a capacitor.
     

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