|Building a Kit in a 1590B (smaller) Enclosure|
Many of the kits on the site have an option for a smaller 1590B enclosure. The 1590B enclosures are the size of the Electro-Harmonix "Micro" series of stompboxes. This is roughly the size of the MXR small stompboxes and many other companies have stompboxes this size.
In this example we will show a CB1 (EHX™ LPB2™ replica) kit with a 1590B enclosure option. The first thing to notice about the enclosure is that the placement of the jacks must be on the sides of the enclosure. If the jacks were placed in the front end of the enclosure, as is done on our other enclosure options, there would not be enough room for all of the components and PCB.
Inside the 1590B enclosure that you received with your kit, you will find the screws for the bottom plate along with one or more pieces of double-sided foam tape. There should be one piece of foam tape for each potentiometer in the kit you ordered. The PCB is designed to lay over the back(s) of the potentiometer(s) as close to the front of enclosure as possible. The foam tape provides insulation between the back of the potentiometer and the back of the PCB.
The photo above shows the parts placement and the PCB installed over the back of the potentiometer.
Some things to think about when you use the smaller enclosure.