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Modifying a line driven footswitch?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by chic-chic, May 1, 2005.

  1. chic-chic


    May 1, 2005
    Has anyone ever placed an LED (9v) system in their line driven a/b or eq channel footswitches? I would prefer to run the power via a barrell or mini plug rather than a battery. Is this type of mod even economically sound vs. purchasing a new a/b/y such as a whirlwind etc?

    i would like to try the mods myself. so if anyone knows of such a site or can steer me in the right direction i would really appreciate it.


  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Define line-driven.

    If you mean it doesn't require a power source (passive, mechanical switching) it's possible, but a little annoying.
  3. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I didn't do a line-powered system.. I just replaced the SPST switches with SPDT or DPDT with one throw switching the line level, and the other switching the LED. then you can just add it in on your regular 9V source