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  • Remote controlled footswitch!

    I have often thought that a remote control switching system would be easier than running back to your pedal board to step on pedals.

    I realise there are some expensive devices on the market already, but I would like to see if I (with the help of my electronically wise friend) could build a remote control for one of my pedals.

    I have a special footswitch that simultaneously switches channels on an amp and toggles an effects loop on and off. It is controlled by a 3PDT switch.
    http://www.loop-master.com/product_info.php?cPath=33&products_id=141

    My question is would it be theoretically posible to operate this 3PDT switch with a wireless remote device? It would be really cool to have a small switch maybe stuck to my guitar that I could hit when I want to operate the footswitch...

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    pretty straight forward, as long as the RF doesn't interfere with the amp signal, many 2-4 channel remote units are available from the East on Ebay:


    check ebay item #190396689182

    a 4 independent channel ON/OFF toggle remote, easily adapted to a foot switch or even put into your guitar!

    To have it actuate some odd 3PDT youd just have to have its relay actuate a second 3PDT, or two DPDTs (cheaper)

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    • #3
      Great,

      I will keep looking on ebay!

      Thanks

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      • #4
        I have a small true bypass (with relay) switching system that is in the development cycle. I have it working and I'm just waiting on the pc boards to arrive from the factory. Boards are 1"x1"

        You can use it to build a new pedal or looper, or to retrofit into a Boss pedal.

        It can be remotely triggered via a 2-conductor wire.

        More soon.

        -Jack
        AMZ Free Effects Projects
        Guitar Effects Blog
        Twiitter

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        • #5
          I have a small true bypass (with relay) switching system that is in the development cycle. I have it working and I'm just waiting on the pc boards to arrive from the factory. Boards are 1"x1"

          You can use it to build a new pedal or looper, or to retrofit into a Boss pedal.

          It can be remotely triggered via a 2-conductor wire.

          More soon.

          -Jack


          Sounds interesting, so it would be a small device that you could fit inside an existing pedal?

          How big is the transmitter?

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          • #6
            No transmitter... just a thin wire connecting a remote footswitch with the box, or maybe I could work out a way to send the signal down a special guitar cord.... I'm sure that could be done... It is 1" by 1" and will fit in most pedals.

            regards, Jack
            AMZ Free Effects Projects
            Guitar Effects Blog
            Twiitter

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            • #7
              That sounds amazing! Have you got any pictures?

              What kind of range would it have and what RF would it use?

              Simon.

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              • #8
                I have had the idea to remote trigger my delay tap tempo, since I went wireless. You can use a cheap wireless doorbell ringer system, and replace the buzzer with a relay that opens and closes the tap tempo circuit. I imagine you can replace the spst relay with a latching relay for leaving a pedal on, but you would have to tear it apart and replace the footswitch with the relay.
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                • #9
                  Cheers for the input guys.

                  Me and my electronically wise friend completed the wireless switch and it works great!

                  Basically I bought a single channel wireless transmitter from Maplin and attached the transmitter switch to a toggle switch (momentary) on my guitar.

                  The receiver was attached to 2 DPDT relays that do the channel switching, effects loop on/off and LED.

                  Works great and has a range of between 30-40m :-)

                  Overall it cost

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                  • #10

                    I realise that this post is a few years old but it came up on Google and I thought it would be worth mentioning that someone has at last made a remote control footswitch.

                    I understand that it can bypass any usual footswitch application and uses remote control that can be connected to a microphone or place that is convienent for the user.

                    You can not only turn off the reverb but also play / pause your musci on demand.  the company is called remote reverb or remote switches.

                     

                    www.remotereverb.co.uk

                     

                    I hope this helps?

                    I believe the reviews from people are quite good!

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