DIY Fender Super Champ XD Footswitch

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  1. jabstang

    jabstang Member

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    Long time lurker...

    Here's a DIY build of the Super Champ XD Footswitch. Turns out the appropriate footswitch for the SCXD is hard to come by and on backorder everywhere you look.

    You can't use standard Fender 2 Button footswitches, as they only change between channels and do not toggle the on-board effects... something to do with the SCXD looking for a voltage drop, not just the opening and closing of a circuit, for the effects toggle.

    Anyway, I used the schematic I got off of the Fender Discussion Forum and sourced the parts at Radio Shack and spent ~$16.00:

    2750011 SPST Push On/Off Switch - 2 @ $1.99
    2760068 RED LED Light (2 per pack)- $2.49
    2740252 2 Pack 1/4" Mono Jack - $2.99
    2760565 1n4733 5.1v Zener Diodes - $1.39
    2761102 1n4003 Silcone Diodes - $0.99
    2701805 Project Box 6x3x2 - $3.79

    Simple Build... kind of tricky getting it into the enclosure. Works Great!:banana

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  2. std22

    std22 Supporting Member

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    Thanks I was wondering about that. I picked one up last weekend without the footswitch.
     
  3. spacelord

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    Thanks for the pics and info! I have an SCXD on the way.
     
  4. richey88

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    Man! We have the same rig(s)! I love this 'lil SCXD, and love my EVJ head and cab.....do any mods on the EVJ?? Big bang-for-buck-ratio (I'm poor...)Thanks for the info on the footswitch, got a ionk to the schematic?
     
  5. jabstang

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    Thank you!! Yes, I love the SCXD thru the Epi cab too, it rocks for small gigs. I use both thru a stereo 4x12 too, FAT!.....wow, with all the corksniffers around here, who'd a thunk......

    Thanks again for the link, I see a project on the horizon.....just got a Sino 12AU7 I'm gonna try in the VJ. Tube Depot 2 days from order to my door!
     
  7. Kitarist

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    Hehe nice build :D :D
     
  8. richey88

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    12 AU sux in the EVJ.....went back to a 12AT7 (EH with a Fender stamp too...) and I've tried different EL84's but the Sovtek it came with is the one. Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread, I'm a newbie and am easily excited!

    SUPER CHAMP XD ROCKS!!!
     
  9. Electric I

    Electric I Supporting Member

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    'Nother scxd owner w/o a footswitch here.

    Thanks a ton.
     
  10. dognmoon

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    Just ordered a footswitch through my local guy. Wish I'd seen this post first, as I hate to cancel on a ma n' pa music store. A sale is a sale in my book.

    Thanks for posting the schematic anyway!
     
  11. leffects

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    Link works. OK!
     
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  12. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater Supporting Member

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    Interesting..thanks!

    If I had the resources I'd mass produce those babies....you could make a zillion bucks because these switches are so hard to find!
     
  13. myrios

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    The pictures provided on this thread are excellent. I soldered it all up, and checked it out before putting it in my "project box" and it works perfectly!

    However, who can guess what is wrong with doing it this way? :bonk


    From new member,
    Myrios, but you can call me Homer today....
     
  14. fly135

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    Is something grounding improperly through the box?
     
  15. myrios

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    I soldered it all up before taking off the nuts and washers. Had to de-solder and do it all over again. Good practice though! doh!:FM
     
  16. vourot

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    Thats pretty cool. Nice post ! It took almost 6 months to the day to get my footswitch
    which I ordered the day I bought my SCXD.
     
  17. cage77

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    This is an old post I know.....

    I just wanted to thanks for the parts list, pics, and schematic!

    I just finished building one (took about 45 minutes or so) and added one additional feature. Because two 1/4" jacks came in the package, I mounted the second one on the side in parallel with the first. This way, if I am facing the amp jamming I can have the cable plugged into the front jack, and if I'm on stage or standing in front of my amp, the cable comes out of the side.

    Thanks again for the great info!!!!
     
  18. kev324

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    I'm gonna chime in here too and say thanks for the info. I was initially gonna order some higher quality stuff but I was in a hurry and the Shack materials seemed good enough. I had a 1590A enclosure left over from a rehouse project that never happened. Made for a perfect fit on my practice Nano board.
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  19. frvnn

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    thanksss

    this is my footswitch!!

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  20. jamesdlow

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    Thanks so much for the information and schematics it was really useful. I decided to build in my footswitch to my Pedal Train Mini since I didn't have much space and it sounded like a fun thing to do. It also actually helps make it easier not to press the buttons on the fulldrive because the buttons are then staggered at different heights.

    I used bright white LEDS which are a 3V drop, so I didn't use a diode for the channel-select switch and used a 1N4730A 3.9V/1W instead of the 5.1V zener diode for the Fx switch.

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    More details: http://jameslow.com/2011/12/03/pedal-board/
     

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