I've built a Germanium FFace and although it is supposed to be true-bypass, the dry guitar signal sounds very dull,like a tone filter or a blanket in front of the amp compared to the direct signal.Not really noticing signal loss, but rather a loss in mid-treble frequencies. Used this wiring: . Checked with continuity test with the DMM and the input and output jacks do connect when the pedal is off :? (doesn't this mean it is indeed wired as true-bypass?) One other strange thing is that the dullness seems to be worse when the DC adapter is connected, when not it sounds slightly brighter but still filtered..Another thing is that I get some crackles from it here and then but they aren't consistent just come and go. I did the mistake to fire it up with the same power supply a negative ground pedal was wired with and got heavy motor sound along with a screeching noise but removed it quickly.I think that if anything got damaged by this though would be the power supply which works fine. I'd really like to get this fixed because it's a major bummer and the pedal sounds amazing when on.Any help appreciated!