#1
Hello

I have a footswitch for my Peavey Valveking 100w head, and as expected there is a short quiet period after I push the button.
This "short" period of time is rather long though, and it's pretty annoying at the moment since I need to switch between dirty and clean without delay.

I understand this delay is intentional and exists to "cover up" a click or something that occurs when you switch channels, but it's just so damn long

I could solve this by getting my distortion from pedals, but I'd much rather use the dirty channel that sounds a lot better than dist in a box.

So is there a way to shorten this delay or do I just have to get used to it?
#4
You may need a different FS. I hear the Boss FS-5 or whatever does not have that delay. It is mentioned I think in that massive OP for that thread and also the associated Wiki pages referenced in that thread. Good luck mang.
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Oct 29, 2014,
#5
Hmm. Strange. I use a Vox Valvetronix, with the VS12 footswitch, and there is zero delay or silence between switching channels/presets. Or if there is, it's a matter of milliseconds and I've never noticed it. Same with other all-tube amps I've used. I can't imagine why any company would build an amp and intentionally give it a delay (especially one long enough to notice) when changing channels. As far as I'm concerned, that would defeat the purpose of having a footswitch. If my sound output is going to cut out when I change channels, I'd just stop playing and hit the button on the amp face, rather than waste stage space on a footswitch.
#7
Quote by juliusxxrock
Hello

I have a footswitch for my Peavey Valveking 100w head, and as expected there is a short quiet period after I push the button.
This "short" period of time is rather long though, and it's pretty annoying at the moment since I need to switch between dirty and clean without delay.

I understand this delay is intentional and exists to "cover up" a click or something that occurs when you switch channels, but it's just so damn long

I could solve this by getting my distortion from pedals, but I'd much rather use the dirty channel that sounds a lot better than dist in a box.

So is there a way to shorten this delay or do I just have to get used to it?

that's not right, dude. never have i heard of an amp with that 'feature'. sounds more like a defect.
#8
The original Valvekings had this issue that was resolved with a capacitor change on subsequent newer models but we are talking a long time ago, and yeah it NOT a feature.
#9
fwiw, have not experienced this with the original VK footswitch. Not sure of the amp year model tho.