Firstly, as always, great build Matt! From PCB through to final results, stellar!
Secondly, Wizard, you're giving me too much credit!
Neville approached me a while back RE building a buffer, I pointed him in the direction of the Klon.
Having NOT built it myself I sent him to what looked like a good/verified veroboard version that matched the schematic I saw/have.
Neville built it, it didn't work, so I took my toddler into the garage and had all the parts lying around in my parts draw and together we whipped it up to verify it did indeed work, 2mins is an exaggeration, but yes, I'm fairly quick as I've had years of experience.
I felt I needed to add this disclaimer in case anyone contacted me to do repair/custom work and thought pedals materialize out of my Midas hands in 2 minutes or under
Matt can attest, they don't!
Matt RE True Bypass, yes and no, there are some crappy buffers out there, if you buy a mix of pedals the various buffers can and do detract from the tone, which is why I prefer buffer up front and out, or at the least, out. Some pedals do not like buffers, original fuzz faces for example.
Agreed if you are only using 3-5 pedals you'll be ok, but have you seen Prince's wall of Boss pedals ???