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How do I combine these circuits?
« on: July 18, 2018, 07:49:30 AM »
So I've never wired a pedal before, I'm trying to make this killswitch/mute but I don't know exactly how to combine the two. I'm using the two schematics attached. I feel like it should be easy, but I don't want to screw it up.

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Re: How do I combine these circuits?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 07:53:01 AM »
Why are you trying to combine the two, it appears they do the same thing? What is the end result you’re looking for?


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Re: How do I combine these circuits?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 08:05:12 AM »
I'm trying to get one to be a click once and it mutes it, click again it unmutes. The other should be just when the button is pressed, like an onboard killswitch but as a footswitch instead. I know I need to get two different switches, but how to I put them in one circuit? Thanks!

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Re: How do I combine these circuits?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 08:28:09 AM »
Use the bottom circuit as the base.

From the top circuit, you’ll need that blue wire and the switch. Tack the blue wire onto the tip of the input just from the bottom circuit and wire it to the momentary switch. The black wire on the momentary switch can go to any ground point then, whether it be one of the sleeves of the in/out jacks, or the bottom right lug of the mute switch.


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Re: How do I combine these circuits?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 08:33:11 AM »
Ok, thanks!

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Re: How do I combine these circuits?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 03:44:14 PM »
I'm trying to get one to be a click once and it mutes it, click again it unmutes. The other should be just when the button is pressed, like an onboard killswitch but as a footswitch instead. I know I need to get two different switches, but how to I put them in one circuit? Thanks!
Gotcha. I see you got your answer too. Have fun.


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Re: How do I combine these circuits?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 09:05:07 AM »
Last question, how would I add an LED indicator to each? One for the momentary, one for the latching.

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Re: How do I combine these circuits?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 04:40:17 PM »
Without getting to wild, you’d need a DPDT switch for each switch (the bottom circuit already has one). On the unused portion of the switch, you’d wire the LED.

9V (battery or adapter) > resistor (2k2 to 47k, whatever gets you the brightness you want (higher values for ultra brights)) > anode of LED. Cathode of LED to the outside lug of the unused potion of the switch, ground to the middle.

Depending on if you want the LED to light up when you are silenced or not silenced, you’d need to wire the cathode of the LED to either outside lug.

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Re: How do I combine these circuits?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 11:40:50 AM »
Ok thanks, appreciate it man.