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Combining an Effect Pedal with an Amp Footswitch

Sifl

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I would like to take my delay pedal and amp footswitch and combine them into one box with one switch controlling both. The footswitch is a universal latching type.

The easiest way I can think to do this is to take the existing delay pedal and just wire up an additional output jack to the existing switch for the footswitch. I would then have the original output which would go to the instrument input on the amp, and then an additional one to connect to the footswitch input. Would this work?
 

Sancho

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Our other guitar player has a custom switch that both changes his amp's channel and engages a loop containing his effects for solos.
Works a charm and seems a simpler solution actually than modding a pedal.
 

Geosh

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What kind of pedal is that?
You can just make one. Use a 4PDT switch and use one row of lugs for your amp switching, and the remaining 3 rows to wire as a true-bypass loop with a status LED.


And if you amp switch would power the LED, you could just use a 3PDT switch probably.
 

Sifl

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Awesome sauce! I may do that. Thank you!

But how about the idea of just adding an output that connects to the existing switch in the delay pedal? Would that work?
 

flintstoned

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Yes. As long as you have room for the extra jack. All you need to do is get a new switch that has one more row of lugs than it currently has, wire it up exactly the same for the delay then add the amp switch to the extra lugs. You don't need to add a led for the amp if the delay already has one telling you of its status.
 

Sifl

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Yes. As long as you have room for the extra jack. All you need to do is get a new switch that has one more row of lugs than it currently has, wire it up exactly the same for the delay then add the amp switch to the extra lugs. You don't need to add a led for the amp if the delay already has one telling you of its status.
Sweet. This is exactly what I wanted to know. I'll probably move it all into a custom housing.

Thank you!
 






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