Wire on-board tremolo to be "footswitchable"?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Ryguy, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Ryguy

    Ryguy Supporting Member

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    I just picked up a Morgan "Custom Tweed 19" that has both reverb and tremolo, and which didn't come with a footswitch. I emailed the builder to ask if the 'verb and tremolo could be turned on/off with a footswitch and if so, whether or not a standard 2-button switch would work. The answer was "reverb only."

    For my uses, having the reverb work with a footswitch is pretty much useless, whereas I really need to be able to activate the tremolo that way.

    My question is whether or not that is a relatively simple mod. There is an input on the chassis for the verb switch, and I would be happy to sacrifice having the 'verb activated via footswitch if necessary.

    I will have a local amp tech take care of it, but getting him on the phone can be a challenge, and was hoping someone here could chime in with some insight.

    thanks!
     
  2. xtian

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    Would need to see schematic. On vintage Fender amps, the tremolo defeatable by simply grounding the input of the modulator. Super easy mod, and running a long ground wire to a footswitch doesn't add any noise.

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  3. Ryguy

    Ryguy Supporting Member

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    Thanks so much for the reply. No schematic here unfortunately, so it may be in for a trip to the bench.
     

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