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Pop-less switch mod for a Barbershop pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by FretNoMore, Mar 6, 2014.


  1. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

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    Is it possible for someone with decent soldering and screwdrivering skills (i.e Me) to modify a Barbershop pedal to get rid of the gignormous pop the bypass switch causes?
     
  2. MCS4

    MCS4 Supporting Member

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    Does it pop loudly every time, or just the first time or two it is engaged? Every time I play, I first kick each one of my true bypass pedals on and off a couple of times with my tuner mute engaged (or with the amp off) and that takes care of most popping issues.
     
  3. depalm

    depalm Gold Supporting Member

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    My barbershop does that loud pop noise every first time I step on it. I do like MCS4 and turn it on and off a couple of times but its annoying anyway.
    Pedal sounds really good, otherwise…
     
  4. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS * Supporting Member

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    It pops a lot, varying depending on what it is combined with. The on/off procedure sometimes helps a little but not enough.
     
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  6. DagoMaino

    DagoMaino Supporting Member

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    220K resistor to ground on the output should heal it...
     
  7. Tim_Mofunk

    Tim_Mofunk

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    Let me know if you fix it! I just took mine off my board cos I couldn't put up with the pop.
     
  8. mrmills

    mrmills

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    Agreed, part of the circuit is left floating when switched out so gathers a charge. This charge becomes a current that goes into the audio path when switched back in, causing the thump.

    Resistor will get rid of that charge without loading the circuit negatively.
     
  9. chris merrill

    chris merrill Supporting Member

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  10. BBKINGBASS

    BBKINGBASS Supporting Member

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    +1
     
  11. Mosfed

    Mosfed The mighty mighty

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    I flipped mine because I couldn't deal with the pop. I loved its sound but as I wasn't using it as an always on pedal, the pop was too much to bear.

    I never asked Fairfield what they thought.
     

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