Bass Booster Hogs Foot

This bass booster is the Hog's Foot or Mole. It is a Linear Power Booster tuned for bass.
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Designators and components Step 2 of 5

PCB DESIGNATORS

Resistors        
R1    1M        1M OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
R2    470k     470K OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
R3    Jumper
R4    47k       47K OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
R5    390       390 OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
R6    10k       10K OHM 1/4W 1% METAL FILM RESISTOR
R7    Jumper

Capacitors        
C1    3.3u       3.3UF 50V ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR 5X11MM
C3    3.3u       3.3UF 50V ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR 5X11MM
C5    100n     100NF 100V 5% POLYESTER FILM BOX TYPE CAPACITOR
C6    100n     100NF 100V 5% POLYESTER FILM BOX TYPE CAPACITOR

Transistors
Q1    2N5088     2N5088 GERENAL PURPOSE TRANSISTOR

Potentiometers
GAIN    100k-b    100K OHM LINEAR TAPER POTENTIOMETER

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PCB SCHEMATIC

 

The following table shows several guitar effects that you can build with the DH.A8 PCB. Note that some components are a jumper or don´t need to be placed.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENTS

Resistors

Use a multimeter or the color bands to obtain the resistance value. Resistors do not have polarity, you can place them in any direction.

Electrolytic capacitors

Electrolytic capacitors have their value printed on them. The negative polarity pin is indicated by a white strip along the can. They also have a longer leg indicating the positive pin. The maximum voltage rating never can be exceeded, make sure you are using at least double voltage rating than your power supply. For example, if you are using a 9V power supply, use a electrolytic capacitor with at least 18V maximum voltage rating.

Polyester capacitors

Polyester capacitors have their value marked with three numbers. Read as picofarads (pF), the first two are the 1st and 2nd digits and the third is the multiplier code. These capacitors do not have polarity, you can place them in any direction.

Ceramic capacitors

Ceramic capacitors have their value marked with three numbers. Read as picofarads (pF), the first two are the 1st and 2nd digits and the third is the multiplier code. These capacitors do not have polarity, you can assemble them in any direction.

Diodes

Diodes have their model printed on them. The polarity (cathode) is indicated by the ring near the side. This ring is also marked on the PCB.

Led diodes

Led diodes have polarity, the cathode is indicated as a flat surface on the side of the diode and also it is the shorter led. On the PCB, the cathode is marked as a flat side and anode as a round side.

Transistors

Transistors are three terminals components and their model is printed on them. To indicate the correct orientation, one side of the transistor is flat and the other one is round.

Potentiometers

Potentiometers have their resistance value marked on them. They are marked with A, B or C for logarithmic, linear and reverse logarithmic, respectively.