Carvin foot switch, anybody using one?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fretter, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    Just about the only item left on the Carvin website are footswitches. What would I do with one?
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Ha ha, any latching footswitch will do. I got one for less than $20 from B&H photo.

    oops, just noticed the smallest Carvin f/s has two buttons on it, DOH!
  3. BadExample


    Jan 21, 2016
    They threw on in on my BX1600 order. I use it every time I play. For the big daddy BX you can select what it controls. I set it to turn graphic eq on and off and mute. I like it and would probably pay for one. I think the manual tells you enough to DIY one, but it's nice and clean and saves a lot of effort. Right now time is more important to me than money on stuff like this.
  4. Just on my X100b and BX heads.
  5. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    I guess it's more for the BX1600, which does say "MUTE switch can be engaged for quick bass changes, which is also controlled by the optional FS22 footswitch". That looks like a nice amp by the way. My old Peavey amp had a graphic eq.
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  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I bought one for my little Nomad guitar amp - don't even recall what it controls - channel switch and mute?
  7. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    They are a good basic momentary foot switch. One switch is sleeve - ring, the other is sleeve - tip.
    I can use one in any gear that has a continuous controller input. where I'd use a continuous controller at either half down, or full down. Effects pedals, synths, some interfaces. It all depends on what the continuous controller input on your gear can be programmed to do. You set the effect that if you hit one button it's normal. Hit the other and it say shifts down an octave or shifts up an octave, or fifth. A twelve string like effect. Or switch the EQ to cut the bass when you're going to hit some harmonics.

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