A Nice Design for 1590B Enclosures

by gaussmarkov

Some time ago, soggybag (on Aron’s forum) designed a PCB for 1590B enclosures that is very clever. Now the PCB and its image are available on his site, Super-Freq.

  • He mounted the 3DPDT switch and the jacks right on the PCB, providing all the support that the PCB needs when it is in the box.
  • The PCB fills all the space available, allowing only for the space needed by the battery. There is plenty of space underneath for the pots.
  • The connections for the 3DPDT switch are on the PCB and so are the connections to the jacks, cuttting down on a lot of wiring.

Check it out: 1590B Perfboard Template


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15 Responses to “A Nice Design for 1590B Enclosures”

  1. Audioguy said:

    Hmm maybe a template in Eagle might be nice… =o)

    Posted 05.11.2007 at 1:05 pm

  2. gaussmarkov said:

    You’re right. I put jacks and the 3PDT switch in the libraries quite a while ago. I would just need to move the pads to the correct spots. Then we just need to reshape the DIMEN outline.

    I suppose a two-switch version for a 1590BB box would also be easy. And a two-switch-no-battery 1590B. And a two-switch 4-jack version … 🙂

    Posted 05.11.2007 at 2:33 pm

  3. Audioguy said:

    Oh the possibilities!

    Posted 06.11.2007 at 7:51 am

  4. Audioguy said:

    But the hard thing, now that I think on it a little more… Drilling the enclosure to EXACTLY the location of the jacks, and switches. Even just a bit off can make for big problems, no?

    Posted 06.11.2007 at 7:53 am

  5. gaussmarkov said:

    Is it as hard as you are thinking? The end of the jack enclosure does not go through the hole that you drill. Washers go around that nipple so that it can stay inside. The metal mounting nut goes through an outside washer and the drilled hole. So there is room for a little play in the hole and you just tighten up the nut sufficiently to hold everything fast.

    Take a look at the pictures for the various projects on Super-Freq.com and you will see what I mean.

    Posted 06.11.2007 at 1:02 pm

  6. Audioguy said:

    You’re probably right.
    I use a different configuration of the switch… but I might take a stab at it this week.

    Posted 06.11.2007 at 7:50 pm

  7. Kirby said:

    exactly what type of jack is he using in his template?

    Posted 11.11.2007 at 12:12 pm

  8. gaussmarkov said:

    I believe they are Neutrik M-Line switched jacks: NMJ4HCD2 and NMJ6HCD2 with PCB pins and the chrome ferrule.

    Posted 11.11.2007 at 2:57 pm

  9. gaussmarkov said:

    It occurred to me that something similar could be done with ordinary open jacks, like the Switchcraft jacks everyone uses so often.

    Posted 11.11.2007 at 2:59 pm

  10. Audioguy said:

    Hell just getting the switch incorporated would be a good start.

    Posted 12.11.2007 at 9:46 am

  11. juse said:

    Is there any way to post the template? I see that the file is not there anymore. Thanks!

    Posted 12.01.2008 at 8:32 pm

  12. gaussmarkov said:

    I guess there was some reorganization over at super-freq.com. I ran down a new url and updated my links. They work now. 😀

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Posted 12.01.2008 at 11:04 pm

  13. juse said:

    Sounds good, but from my experience having the stomp switch soldered onto the board makes it pretty hard to change in the future if it should go out – nine leads to disconnect… solder suckers & braid sometimes don’t work too good for this, it all needs to be hit with a couple of irons & that’s not much fun. But, how often does a switch go out? It does make a nice board support by being connected to the stomp. It’s a give & take world.

    Posted 16.04.2008 at 6:15 pm

  14. chris said:

    I’m just beginning in diy fx, and am a little confused. The poles on the switch on this layout don’t seem to be connected in the same way as the graphic in your article “Wiring up a 1590B”. Is there a simple explanation for that?

    I really like your site btw!

    Posted 27.02.2009 at 2:13 am

  15. gaussmarkov said:

    hi! there are several ways to configure the switch. as you look around, you will spot them. it’s not a bad exercise to check how each works. 🙂

    Posted 27.02.2009 at 5:07 am