Really ? You couldn't even say something to the effect of " try changing the LED because other people in the TriBoost forum have had similar problems and installing a new LED solved the issue" ? Or, " check to see that your LED is wired correctly, longer lead to square hole" ? I didn't expect my first post to be answered by a smart ass moderator without offering an ounce of help....hell, it took more of an effort for you to type what you did than to offer a quick answer. I've built over 40 pedals and every one of them has fired up on the first try...it just so happens that this one DID come with a faulty LED .
Thank you for your help, I'll call a friggin' mechanic next time . Save your advice for the children on this forum.
Ok, how about a smart ass member who has been helped numerous times by said smart-ass moderator.
You did not provide the information needed to get help. You even read the instructions on how to get help and still ignored it assuming that doing so would result in you not doing the work. So how about this:
Your problem could be any of the parts on the board or in the wiring that would cause this problem. Since you said it has "tone suck" when bypassed, then that means there could be something wrong with your footswitch wiring. Since this is true bypass, the only way you could be getting tone suck is if the circuit signal is bleeding into the bypass. THE ONLY PLACE IN THE PEDAL WHERE THE BYPASS SIGNAL AND THE EFFECT SIGNAL ARE CLOSE IS AT THE FOOTSWITCH.
As for the LED, you may have put the wrong resistor in the CLR position in the board (which could cause the LED to die), of course, without a picture we can't tell. OR you could have a short somewhere, but without pictures WE CAN'T TELL.
Actually I believe Powerpop sent it to me...I put one of his fuzzies in mine.