My homemade Automix footswitch works!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by austinrick, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. The 1986 Peavey Musician Mk III I bought off craigslist in Austin c.2007 did not include the Automix footswitch that came standard with the amp 141214_0002.jpg . So finally, with a wiring diagram supplied by Peavey and parts from them and Radio Shack I tried my hand at making one.

    You can barely see both LEDs on for the first time since I've owned it. Channels switch, reverb on/off, phase on/off, just the way it's supposed to.

    I needed this little victory, but don't ask me to solder another 6-pin DIN plug for a while.
  2. Good job, those 6-pin DIN's require a lot of patience and a steady touch with the soldering iron. I've ruined more than one.

    Enjoy your success!
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  3. beans-on-toast


    Aug 7, 2008
    Pat yourself on the back! It doesn't take much to melt those type of connectors and the space between the pins is tight. Having a third hand helps.
  4. Scottkarch


    Sep 11, 2012
    I'm impressed. I bought one from a company that makes them. How much did the parts cost you?