Author Topic: Not Madbean - Danelectro  (Read 1682 times)

latchkey

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Not Madbean - Danelectro
« on: May 17, 2012, 04:00:06 PM »
I've been playing around with a Fish n' Chips EQ that a friend let me borrow, and I really enjoy it, it's a great effect for the price, and I'm seriously considering getting one for myself.

However, there is one glaring drawback of the Danelectro pedal line: THEIR SWITCHES. Honestly, the thing sort of decides when and for how long it wants to work, and I've heard that unresponsive switches are a fairly common problem with this brand.

Naturally, I opened it up to find a very strange array in which the actually mechanical footswitch is used to push a rubber nipple that in turn activated a SPST sub-micro switch. I was wondering if all of this nonsense could simply be replaced by a higher quality switch soldered in place of the existing one? I know this is sort of simple idea, but I wanted to double and triple check just to make sure I don't screw anything up, because I don't want to piss off my friend. Thanks all!

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Re: Not Madbean - Danelectro
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 04:07:25 PM »
FWIW, I've had one for ~7 years with no problems from the original switch