Originally Posted by X8X
For starting out in learning electronics you could start building some simple and cheap pedals from scratch, something like a simple overdrive pedal would be a nice start and would cost about 20$. If you want something even easier you could build something like a switcher or a simple passive looper. There's plenty of tutorials and information available on the internet.
Then you can get crazy modding your homemade pedals instead of your expensive ones
Perfect super easy project came up to get a start - I (really stupidly) just sold an FS-6 without even thinking about how I just bought an Alesis Sr-18 drum machine that has a control pedal in for "play/stop" and for "a/b/fill/count," so I decided I am going to assemble a dual foot switch to tap into those inputs on the Alesis for much cheaper than re-buying an FS-6.
I hit up Pedal Parts Plus and they are going to drill me an enclosure (I can't drill myself because I don't yet own one, and live in an apartment so it's not really a possibility at this time), and I am just going to buy the switches, wires, and input jacks, and assemble.
Idea came from here: http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/DIY.../td-p/16029255
My question is whether anyone knows if the SPST switch suggested in that post from Harmony Central is the correct switch to use to control the "start/stop" and "a/b/fill/count" functions on the Alesis SR-18. I don't have to use one of the other types of switches (SPDT, DPST, or DPST) do I?