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Mini DPDT switch in a Boss pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Roda, May 15, 2011.


  1. Roda

    Roda

    Jun 18, 2006
    Zagreb, Croatia
    I started using my Boss Heavy Metal HM-2 pedal again. The distortion is great, but the clean tone sucks. It really needs a true bypass mod. Anyway, some info suggests that a mini DPDT switch would fit a Boss pedal. So, does anyone know would this particular switch fit and would the pedal need any further modifications (such as that board as shown in the link above)?

    Please note that I'm completely inexperienced with this sort of thing and any advice will be much appreciated.
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Yes, all Boss compact pedals have the same mechanical part of their footswitch, so you have to prop it up with a block of wood or metal, and you have to drill out the space underneath in order to make the "true bypass" switch fit.
     

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