#1
since a long time I've been trying to build something, anything!
since I don't know anything about the topic I think a footswitch should be great for starting

I play through a peavey vypyr 15, I wanna switch from one channel to another, or maybe just turn on/off any effect in the amp

Do anyone know how to make one, or any schematic, anything?
I think I can get the parts from Radioshack or something
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#2
Quote by CesarRoks
since a long time I've been trying to build something, anything!
since I don't know anything about the topic I think a footswitch should be great for starting

I play through a peavey vypyr 15, I wanna switch from one channel to another, or maybe just turn on/off any effect in the amp

Do anyone know how to make one, or any schematic, anything?
I think I can get the parts from Radioshack or something
The Vypyr15 is not equipped to handle a footswitch.
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#3
I could do with making 2 so carry this thread on anyway:P
They would need to be none latching....

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#4
pneumatic pistons that press the channel selector switch via foot switch.


other than that, you probably can't do much. better off getting a new amp that has a footswitch anyways.
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#5
Even if I buy a footswitch, It won't make anything?
Do the amp should be equipped to handle one?
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#6
let me make this simple.

the peavy vyper 15 cannot have a footswitch because it is not equipped for one.
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#7
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let me make this simple.

the peavy vyper 15 cannot have a footswitch because it is not equipped for one.
You're speaking the wrong language, Ryan. (I already made that mistake.)

Try it another way. Observe:

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Even if I buy a footswitch, It won't make anything?
Yeah, bro. You can buy, but it won't make anything.

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Do the amp should be equipped to handle one?
Yeah. The amp do should be equipped to handle one but the Vypyr15 don't be.

Bigger Vypyrs do be. But they cost more munniez.
You can seez teh 8pin midi connector if they do should be able to footswitch.
But littel Vypyr15 ain't gots one. It doesn't footswitch nuthin' and it never will.
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#8
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You're speaking the wrong language, Ryan. (I already made that mistake.)

Try it another way. Observe:

Yeah, bro. You can buy, but it won't make anything.

Yeah. The amp do should be equipped to handle one but the Vypyr15 don't be.

Bigger Vypyrs do be. But they cost more munniez.
You can seez teh 8pin midi connector if they do should be able to footswitch.
But littel Vypyr15 ain't gots one. It doesn't footswitch nuthin' and it never will.


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#9
^As did I. I hope that answered your question, TS.

Although, it seems that there are others that would like to know how to make a footswitch for an amp that IS do be should equipped for one.

EDIT: If english is his second language, that post comes off as kind of mean, actually. If it's his first...
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#10
ok, understood that about footswitches
I suppose pedals are pluged-in the same way as footswitches so my amp won't handle one either (no experience with pedals at all)
tell me if I'm wrong
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']It's the sound of Satan himself ripping through the electronics in the guitar....



It's a pinch harmonic, dude.
#11
Pedals are plugged into the input of the amp (Guitar>pedals>amp), so they will still work with your amp. Sometimes, amps have effects loops that are just for pedals, but I don't think the Vypyr 15 does, so don't worry about it. Footswitches are plugged into a separate jack.
#12
Quote by CesarRoks
ok, understood that about footswitches
I suppose pedals are pluged-in the same way as footswitches so my amp won't handle one either (no experience with pedals at all)
tell me if I'm wrong
Pedals are NOT the same as footswitches.

All the signal from your guitar enters the pedal.
The circuits required to change the sound are inside the pedal.
When you press the switch on the pedal, it changes the signal in the pedal.
The new signal leaves the pedal on a cable just like the one on your guitar.
That cable is plugged into your amp where a guitar would have been plugged in.


YES, you can use a pedal with your Vypyr15.
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#13
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Pedals are NOT the same as footswitches.

All the signal from your guitar enters the pedal.
The circuits required to change the sound are inside the pedal.
When you press the switch on the pedal, it changes the signal in the pedal.
The new signal leaves the pedal on a cable just like the one on your guitar.
That cable is plugged into your amp where a guitar would have been plugged in.


YES, you can use a pedal with your Vypyr15.



But they need to be none latching, right?
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#14
understood
thanks
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']It's the sound of Satan himself ripping through the electronics in the guitar....



It's a pinch harmonic, dude.
#15
Right i didnt want a pedal for an amp i need it for my effect board as some of the pedals have outputs to change effect banks and other things which i was using with other pedals which i havent got anymore. and it needs to be a standard 1/4 inch plugs on the end. Well i need three so i was thinking mount them all in in one metal box and have seperate cables coming out. Could anyone tell me what switches i would need then i know exactly what im doing. needs to be non-latching and i was thinking those small piston looking switches?? would that work?

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#17
i would sugest you buy distortion pedal leave your amp on clean and switch in and out from distortion to clean this works really well,
#18
I dont think any1 gets me right now right what i was trying to make was a footswitch with three switches on and three seperate cables coming out of it. I was asking would those momentary switches be suitable and where could i got them cheaper( if i can get them cheaper)

This is nothing to do with my amp, just someone else asked how to make one for an amp, i would like one to control some of my effect pedals and thought id put it here rather than starting a new thread.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=35033: these are the switches and are they suitable. Also how would i wire them, is it as simple as 2 wires to each one and then mounting jacks on the end?

Help would be appriciated, thanks ,lewis

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#19
what exactly are you trying to make? an A/B/Y pedal switcher with momentary buttons?

momentary switches only work if you're either pushing them down or not pushing them down, depending on what type you get. in other words, they don't lock into an on or off position, only on OR off depending on what switch type you buy.

to me that would seem pointless to use momentary switches, why not just use DPDT true bypass switches?
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#20
to me that would seem pointless to use momentary switches, why not just use DPDT true bypass switches?

I was just looking for some sort of latching switches and you just answered that for me
Thanks for the help

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#21
could anyone show me how to do this to replicate a vox VFS-2 footswitch
there's no way i'm paying 30 quid for one

EDIT: for typo =]
#22
This thread has been, like, double jacked

I'd like to know how to make one though...
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#23
it was fail in the first place....


how many buttons is that switch supposed to be, and what kind of connector does it attach to the amp with.
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#24
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it was fail in the first place....


how many buttons is that switch supposed to be, and what kind of connector does it attach to the amp with.


if that was directed to me, two and a stereo plug
i found an old thread but the piccies don't work any more =[
i've got the gist except from what connections i need to make to the stomp swiches and to whether they should be momentary or locking switches

EDIT: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=621839&highlight=vfs2
theres the old thread
Last edited by lozlovesstrats at Aug 24, 2009,
#25
locking i think (not positive), should be fairly simple as long as you know what connection goes where...its a matter of finding which connection carries the voltage. multimeter would be very helpful
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#26
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locking i think (not positive), should be fairly simple as long as you know what connection goes where...its a matter of finding which connection carries the voltage. multimeter would be very helpful


hmm its more that of the three connections on the switches i'm not sure about
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=35032
for example on this, would i connect the middle to ground and use the first connection as the voltage carrier?
#27
a) i was wrong, it appears that you need non latching.
b) you want an spst switch, one side connected to voltage, one side to another wire from the amp. do this for two switches.
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#28
haha i doubt it
i just went and did it with locking ones, ok so i havent tested the bypass FX switch, but the channel switch is most definitely locking
update tomorrow once i've bought a stereo cable to test properly =]
#29
so it works? cool!
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#30
well the channel switch works, i tested that befroe i started by plugging in a mono lead and connecting the ground to the hot lead, so i knew it had to be latching

but i don't have any stereo cables, so i've built this thing in the hope that the same is true for the effect bypass lol, i'll tell you guys tomorrow, fingers crossed =]

EDIT: Most definitely a latching switch for both, having just tested it =]
Last edited by lozlovesstrats at Aug 26, 2009,