#1
Ive asked a lot of questions about pedal building so far xD
Quick question - on this veroboard layout could someone tell me what the vertical blocks of red are (that cover three 'lanes' of copper)?
Im not sure what these are, especially since they arent marked as components

http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/Toneys-Album/Rossv4.JPG.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1

Thanks
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#3
those look like transistor sockets to me

the IC has the same red blocks underneath it, and ics and transistors are both typically socketed

they're all labelled (though not that well) as Q1-5. so they're all 2n5008's, and the 'e' on the blocks indicates the orientation. the emitter of each tranny goes to the e
#4
ahh okay, i noticed they were the same but didnt but two n two together haha thanks a lot - btw am i rite in assuming the grey couch looking thing is the trimpot?
EQ’ing your guitars for a nasty, chuggy, badass recording tone that will take the face off a ten-ton badger
#5
Well, I thought you mean the breaks in the tracks at first, but if you mean the Q1-5 things, they are transistors, the E representing the emitter, I gather from the schematic that the middle is the base and the other is the collector. Used this schematic and I recommend you go through it and make sure that you get each leg in the right place.

http://fuzzcentral.ssguitar.com/ross.php
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