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  • Line 6 DL4 Switch replacement... DIY tutorial here...

    Hello guys, I just want to help for those people that have questions about it. I would also thanks "drasp" for helping me to understand it. It pretty easy and you can do it yourself if your good at soldering stuff. You can order parts at Smallbear look for SPST momentary switch. Here's the diagram i made to explain it better. Again im just here to share my knowledge. I will not be responsible for any damage during your installation. If your not confident send it to DRASP to mod it for you.



    For LEDS installation. You can use any 3mm LED but make sure that you know which side is the positive and negative. Just desolder the old leds and put the new ones in.. If you dont want to mess with it again. talk to drasp..

    Hope I could help you people.. PEACE
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    • #3
      Nice! thanks for this!
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      • #4
        np
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        • #5
          subscribed for future reference when my switches crap out

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          • #6
            big help thanks a lot.

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            • #7
              welcome. just here to help
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              • #8
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                • #9
                  Would you say the new footswitches make a big improvement? like big enough for it to be worth doing?

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                  • #10
                    Would you say the new footswitches make a big improvement? like big enough for it to be worth doing?



                    yup - well the thing is it corrects a failure-prone area

                    it's not so much a performance improvement as it is a reliability improvement

                    so if your line 6 unit is working perfectly - no you won't notice

                    if your unit is starting to fail (the switch occasionally doesn't activate on the first press or something) then you will notice


                    some may decide to do it preemptively for better field reliability, others may wait til failure


                    one small detail, the anti-rotation tab (that little finger on an enclosure that holds the orientation of a switch) on many switches are opposite the ones on those line 6 units so you sometimes have to file that off to get the switch in a good orientation..it's really soft though so it's not a big deal...just be aware of it and have a little file handy and check your mechanical installation before soldering

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                    • #11
                      i think it will be a great improvement.. those mountain switch have high failure rates. so if you use spst.. you will save your time replacing old switches and save you some headaches during live performances.. Reliability always better than looks sometimes but having BOTH is always better...
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                      • #12
                        could anyone who has done this explain it a little better ?

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                        • #13
                          what part are you having problems understanding?

                          are you reasonably comfortable soldering and whatnot?

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                          • #14
                            not comfortable, this will be my first guitar pedal soldering job, I've soldered a couple guitar guts together before but that's about it

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                            • #15
                              May be best to cut your teeth with something a little more simple/cheap. Maybe build a pedal first from a kit? Hmm.

                              Glad everything worked out w/ yours, denracho, and that you're digging those switches. For anyone considering the change, it's 1,000,000% worth it. SO many of the problems people experience with the xx4 pedals are due to the switches glitching - even some problems powering on, acting erratic, etc.
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