Protoboard for 1590B enclosureThis board will definitely help you to build your DIY guitar pedal in the 1590B enclosure. Just built your effect circuit on the preperforated area of the PCB. Led, jacks and footswitch are mounted on the PCB, being only necessary to wi
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Each hole of the prototyping area is surrounded by a copper pad. There are dedicated pads for input (FX IN), output (FX OUT), voltage (V+) and ground (GND).
Your circuit can be built in few simple steps:
1. Place the components on the board. You can place directly resistors, diodes, capacitors, transistors... You can also place potentiometers or switches that can be assembled on the enclosure.
2. Plan the wiring. Top and bottom faces can be used for wiring. For a matter of simplicity, wire first on the bottom face of the PCB. If your circuit is complex, use also the top face and connect top and bottom pads.
3. Connect the components. Connections can be made by wiring or bridging solder from pad to pad. You can also use the legs of the components for bridging the pads.
The following figure shows a BJT booster. The power supply filtering and reverse polarity protection are already included in DH.E6 PCB.
Place the components on the top of the PCB. The potentiometer (with angled legs) can also be mounted directly on the PCB.
The components are connected by soldering the pads as indicated in the following figure. You can use cables or directly connect the pads with solder.
Finally, mount the assembled PCB in a 1590B enclosure.