The following photos is for reference how to cut the headers with your snippers.
DO NOT cut off the number of headers shown.
Carefully cut with a blade or your wire snippers.
I have already made one with 5 connections points for you.
It's best to line the sharpest part of the snipper directly in the notch.
You need to cut or snip off:
5 pieces with 5 connection points,
2 pieces with 4 connection points.
Set your precision headers aside.
Please leave the pin-strips inside.
Please mount the brass standoffs to the front PCB Tighten Screw.
Lay the precision stips you cut in the pcb.
Carefully hold the pcb as you set the second pcb on top.
THIS IS THE HARDEST PART!
YOU CAN DO IT
Lightly tighten the screws on the other side.
Inspect your work.
Make sure you don't have any shorts or bad solder joints.
Seperate the two boards
Please get aquainted with your trim pots:
P104 = 100k = offset
P502 = 5k = v/o tracking calibration
P202 = 2k = LED brightness trimmer
Please solder the the trimmers in the right spot to the correct side of the boards.
Solder the power socket with the notch matching the position on the PCB.
Learn your switches:
3 position can stop in the middle: You have 4.
These are the expo switches for the bottom row.
2 position can either stop on one side or the other. You have 2.
These are for the cycle switches.
Take care to insert the LEDs with the long leg as positive.
Put one small nut on the switch before you mount the panel to keep it the right distance from the panel.
Feel free to throw away the washer.
Mount all the hardware jacks, LEDs and switches to the top PCB.
Don't solder anything yet!
Put the LED lens in the top panel.
Gently lay the front panel on top of all the parts
Guiding and slightly caressing them into place.
You shouldn't need to use force, just a lot of gentle wiggling.
Hand tighten all the nuts for the jacks and switches.
Add the washers and nuts for the potentiometers.
Next you will want to snap the LEDs into the LED Lens.
Now you will want to rest some foam under the LEDs or bend the legs out so that the LED lens lays flat with the panel when you solder it.
Make sure all the pins from jacks and pots are coming through the holes they should be in the PCB!
If everything looks occupied correctly, now you can solder it!
Connect the two PCBs together and check your work.
You can use the LED trimmers to adjust the brightness of the LEDs to some extent.
Follow the instructions in the random*source documentation for calibration.