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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: B_of_H on October 02, 2010, 10:28:11 AM

Title: soft touch switch for keyboardist?
Post by: B_of_H on October 02, 2010, 10:28:11 AM
anyone have any suggestions for building an effect for a keyboardist?  I specifically want to make it easier than a footswitch to turn on and off as he'll be using his hand.  I'd prefer true bypass as well. 

fwiw, I think i'm going to put a fuzz (sabertooth) and aqua boy in a box for him but suggestions are appreciated. 
Title: Re: soft touch switch for keyboardist?
Post by: illcom on October 02, 2010, 10:43:39 AM
(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx167/illcom777/switch.jpg)
you coulld use this ON/ON 6 pole switch for true bybass, minus the LED, but with this switch it's easy to know if the effect is on.
If you need absolutly Need a LED you can use a millenium bypass
Title: Re: soft touch switch for keyboardist?
Post by: B_of_H on October 02, 2010, 10:48:23 AM
yeah, I was looking at something like that.  I think i'd need it to be pretty big and was actually thinking of using a guitar pickup selector with the little rubber piece on it. 

Title: Re: soft touch switch for keyboardist?
Post by: illcom on October 02, 2010, 10:56:52 AM
(http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx167/illcom777/switchcover.jpg)
you could also screw that on top
Title: Re: soft touch switch for keyboardist?
Post by: B_of_H on October 02, 2010, 11:01:00 AM
nice.

now my brain is finally starting to get going. 

I think I could put that switch as an on/off then use a rotary or one of these 5 way switches:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Components:_Switches_and_knobs/Super_Switch.html?tab=Instructions#details

to select between effects and combinations of effects.  Say delay, delay+tremolo, delay+fuzz+tremolo, tremolo, fuzz

i'm going to work up a diagram I think in the next week.