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Dingus Box

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Aaron, Sep 19, 2001.


  1. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I heard about this switch box that Danny Gatton made and used on his guitars that controled effects and some other stuff. Is there anything like this mass produced?
     
  2. A company called <a href="http://www.pedalboard.com">pedalboard.com</a> makes them, a bit pricey but you should see what you can do with the different units they make.
     
  3. LWatford

    LWatford

    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    Might atempt to make your own. I don't think it would be to difficult (I've said that before and horrible things have happend, though!). You could have the control panel, and use a multi-pin cable to go out to an breakout bow with connectors for everything.

    If you use MIDI effects, Peavey has a controller that was designed for steel players that could probably be attached to a bass somehow.

    Sorry I wasn't much help,
    Lee
     
  4. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Now, i realized that i barely ever use effects and it doesn't really matter, but your input will help me and maybe some other people in the future.

    Actually a Dingus Box was not a stomp box, it was a box attached to his guitar and was used with his hands.
     
  5. Nails

    Nails

    Jun 4, 2000
    Austin, Tejas
    Are you wanting something to turn your pedals on and off essentially? If so I have a MIDI channel selection system that I use for this purpose.

    It's two components, one is the pedal board, which saves the name and the pedals turned on, and I think it does other MIDI messages like program changes, I know for sure it can start/stop a sequencer but that's probably not a concern for you. So if you had a rack device, like a Pod Pro for example, you could probably set the pedal up to change the saved presests on the Pod. The other component is a rack unit with 8 loops, the loops can be used to put pedals in and out of your signal chain, select channels on amps (more of a guitar thing but it might work for amps that have footswitchable graphic eqs, or the SWR Mo'Bass,) send the signal to different preamps and different amps all at the same time. For example, I have a presest with just my distortion pedal, if I hit a preset that's just phase and delay, they come into the chain instantly while the distortion is taken out of the chain at the same time. It's made by Digital Music Corp. (www.voodoolab.com), it's the Ground Control and Guitar Audio Switcher. Basically it replaces what you stomp on, but not the sound you get. Also it's supposed to help with non-true bypass pedals, since when the pedals not "on" it's not even in the chain. You can also keep all your pedals in a rack far from drunken stage divers.

    Hope I helped, and if you need any clarification let me know. It took me a while to get a hold of the true concept that it adds and takes pedals out of the chain, not literally turns them off or on.
     
  6. LWatford

    LWatford

    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    The dingus was a primative version of MIDI CC controls. There were controls for a Leslie, and his amp I'm sure, probably some more stuff. There is an article on some web page about adding exteranl controls to any effect, I'm sure you could mod some effects and put the controlls in the guitar and connect with a multi-pin cable.

    Lee