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#1 fleabag

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:08 PM

In case i cannot find one of these...

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Would this be of any use from Amazon ? Its dual latching, which i think is correct

I've seen other dual footswitches but they appear to use a mono jack, and the TE has a stereo jack like this
Amazon cheapie below ..

https://www.amazon.c...8CPVA8WCS9G81GX

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:13 PM

PS its for a GP11 Mk V Combo 4x10

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:01 PM

If I recall, the TE is a couple of momentary switches rather than latching but I could be wrong. If they are latching then it should probably work. If not and they're momentary it shouldn't be too tricky a mod?

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:11 PM

Hi Trev

It wouldnt make sense for them to be momentary. Say you wanted to kick the graphic in mid song, you would have to keep your foot on the switch till you didnt need the graphic

Same for if you wanted kick in the pre shape.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:48 PM

The switches are momentary, they just make a contact to negative to switch that part of the circuit.
The foot switch has a wire from the pre shape switching circuit, a wire from the graphic switching circuit and a negative wire.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:59 PM

http://hpbimg.somein...elliot-MK-V.pdf

The foot switch socket is in parallel with the front panel switches sw1 and sw2.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:29 AM

Thanks verb.

I maybe misunderstanding things. I looked up the difference between momentary and latching and it still seems at odds with everything

So if one wanted to kick the EQ in mid song, using a momentary switch, one would not have to keep their foot pressed on the footswitch ? One could kick the graphic in, take their foot off and the graphic would stay on ?

I'm not really getting this, but then my knowledge of leccies is well below par

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:10 AM

The signal does not pass through the switch, the switch controls the circuit that the signal passes through.
So, no you do not have to hold the button down.




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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:31 AM

Two Boss FS5U foot switches and a suitable cable - stereo to 2 x mono jacks - will do the job if you can't find a replacement TE switch.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:24 PM

Yes, as Verb says, my recollection was that a contact on the footswitch was a signal for a relay in the amp to flip position rather than a hard open or closed circuit running from the amp to the footswitch and back again. If that makes sense. Hence using a momentary rather than latching switch.

Different principle to say, a killswitch, where the audio signal runs through the switch itself.

Happy to be proved wrong, of course.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:26 PM

Thanks folks :)

I'll be looking for momentary dual footswitch

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

Well that didnt take long.

Now have an original TE footie in the post

Job done

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:34 PM

Nice!

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