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Old 5th June 2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default rookie builds foot switch...help needed!

hey all,

so i got a delay pedal and I know you can buy a footswitch to use the tap tempo function, but I'm sure they are pretty simple uinits to build.

However, I'm completely new to building audio electronics, so I wonder if anybody knows how to make one? All I know for sure is that it is an unlatching momentary foot switch...

any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 6th June 2005, 05:00 PM   #2
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You've given us no information. What pedal is it, or do you have a circuit schematic? What kind of connector does the footswitch plug into the pedal with?
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Old 11th June 2005, 02:00 AM   #3
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Hi mihir.

It sounds like a very simple approach will work. What you need is a momentary normally closed pushbutton switch, a little box or something to mount it in, and a cord and jack. Most likely 2-conductor. You should be able to just wire the switch to the two jack terminals. Polarity won't matter.
It might be a good idea, though, to use a resistor in series. Try around 4700 ohms to start: you shouldn't need to go lower than maybe 50 or 100 ohms.

Good luck!
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