#1
Hey all, I've seen the true bypass mods for the Ibanez TS9 that Pedal Mods etc do, but they all involved drilling a hole in the chassis and putting a big ugly switch in it - is it possible to just swap out the existing switch for a true-bypass one?
#4
That looks pretty awesome. Shame I have no confidence in myself when it comes to wiring pedals.
#6
I think the fact the second part of your post made no sense to me is testament to how difficult it would be for me
#8
No doubt about that, wise words. But I don't want to gain knowledge by ruining (potentially) a perfectly good TS9.
#9
Well, I was born with everything I know Jim. I know I've never has to PM you for help...
It's just a neat wrapped up way to TB a pedal for the common-man. I believe he does installations as well, might cost a few more bucks though.
#10
Quote by blandguitar
Well, I was born with everything I know Jim. I know I've never has to PM you for help...
It's just a neat wrapped up way to TB a pedal for the common-man. I believe he does installations as well, might cost a few more bucks though.

not anymore anyway.
#11
I'm in the UK, I'd rather have a look around for people who can do it this side of the pond, rather than go through the headache of shipping etc. Well at least I know it can be done. Has anyone used the clickless before? Is it true true bypass? :P:
#12
Lol, well played Jim.

Robert Keeley may have something, but you'd have to check his site/contact him.

The clickless is true bypass, it uses a relay to switch the signal rather than a mechanical switch.
#13
it's definitely true bypass. i'd venture to say that it is everything you want it to be.

see, a bistable multivibrator is basically an electronic toggle switch. hit a momentary switch once and it flips the circuit to one state. hit the same switch again and it flips the circuit to the other state. it is called a "bistable" circuit because it is stable in both states (they are also called flip-flops). since you only need a momentary switch, you can keep the original TS9 switch.

this is the same thing Boss, Ibanez, etc. uses in their pedals.
#16
Ok, I think I'm with you...

But this begs the question, why do mod companies only offer the excessive "drill a big hole and put a big ugly switch straight in there" option? Is it because it's cheaper, or do people only want pedals that look modded/rubbish? I emailed Pedalmods and they said there was "no genuine" alternative!
#17
They may not consider the relay option to be TB like most people wouldn't know about a relay, but relays can be a better choice than mechanical switch, and the contact resistance issue is huge in mechanical switching.
#18
Not to mention the cost of a 3pdt is really cheap. Also, a relay can eat batteries faster as some need current to remain in a state.
#19
^there's an add-on circuit in my schematic archives that supplies the full switching current to the coil then reduces it to the minimum holding current needed by the relay, to greatly save batteries.

here it is (if anyone wants the other pages in the blue box at the bottom, I have those as well).
http://i52.tinypic.com/mwutja.jpg
#22
Analog input for microcontrollers (you'll prolly never need this)
http://i55.tinypic.com/2u9hbeq.jpg

LM317 as power supply and audio amp
http://i54.tinypic.com/1179weu.jpg

Transistor tester (honestly I never bother with transistor tester circuits since I made the R.G. Keen tester).
http://i55.tinypic.com/s6kpog.jpg

USB port power supply
http://i52.tinypic.com/9avec1.jpg