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Pedals without bypass switches (always on)

joe2517

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Hey guys,

I've been using my Fairfield modele b a lot and I've really liked the fact that it's always on, and forces me to play with my guitar's volume. I've now found the Cusack "never off series" but it's got me wondering about what other pedals without bypass switches there are out there; mostly interested in dirt and boost pedals but it'd be good to know what else is available if you have any suggestions!
 

Glitch Magnet

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I wish more builders would follow Cusack's lead for those of us who use loop switchers. Who needs the added cost, size, and reliability issues of a footswitch you're never gonna use? Not holding my breath though.
 

DaveKS

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I wish more builders would follow Cusack's lead for those of us who use loop switchers. Who needs the added cost, size, and reliability issues of a footswitch you're never gonna use? Not holding my breath though.
Why would a FS that's never used develope reliability issues?


Lumpys new pedal looks to be a good candidate for FS free design.

 

Fulldrive-1

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Stomp boxes w/o switches? What are they, un-stomp boxes? Whoever heard of such a thing?


Now if they could just make girlfriends with "off" switches . . . .
 

Glitch Magnet

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Why would a FS that's never used develope reliability issues?
Metal contacts oxidize. Normal use tends to keep the contacts clean, while non-use allows it to form and cause static and drop-out. In general, mechanical footswitches are unreliable relative to solid state components. I'd love to eliminate them from the signal path wherever possible.
 






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