I sent mhammer a package of electronics bits and pieces as a fun surprise. Last summer, he sent a "SNAP" fuzz pedal that he built for me as a very generous Thank You gift.
The pedal worked fine ...and then it stopped functioning a few days ago.
I looked inside and could not believe how much Mark had stuffed into a little 1590A enclosure!
This pic is not of Mark's pedal (I must get a pic of it for this thread) but it gives an indication of the amount of stuffing happening.
Mark's SNAP pedal has 2 pots AND 2 small toggle switches AND an LED in addition to many more passive components then the pedal in this pic .
The "hot" of one of the jacks had somehow become bent and was grounding out on the switch casing and also not allowing the plug to fully engage the 'hot' contact and stay plugged in.
I only broke 2 solder joints (both on the switch) during my repair efforts. Thank goodness the breaks were obvious and easy to solder again.