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Advice needed- On/Off Footswitch

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Awesome Sauce, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. I'm a bedroom player and stay-at-home dad who occasionally gets breaks in the day to practice/play. I run an Ampeg B100-R, which has a simple flip switch on the top. What I'd like to do, and am perfectly capable of doing so, is build a simple On/Off stompbox for those inevitable "oh ****" moments. That way I could leave that amp's switch permanently to 'On' and control it with the footswitch- basically like a light switch for an outlet in your house.

    My question for the amp gurus: will this hurt the amp in anyway? I'm not one to presume that just because it works w/ a lamp...:smug:

    Thanks in advance all,

  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    It will not damage your amp. I fail, however, see the point of the exercise.

    You can buy such switches ready made from something like Home Depot. Don't look at the ones using electronics but the simple switch types.
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  4. Thank you, Paul, for the response.

    AFA building my own, what can I say? I like to tinker. For some DIY is about saving money, for others it's the futzing, fiddling, and working w/ their hands; I like to solve problems. :)

    But I'll check out the BBS's to see what they want for a switch- thanks for the heads up. :)


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