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||[Dec. 8th, 2005|05:24 pm]
Guitars and Schematics
Sometime later this month, I'm finally going to get around to building a [nice, not half-assed crappy-looking one] pedalboard, and am getting kind of ambitious.
The question is: does anyone know what a true-bypass circuit looks like (as in, how would i create one)?
Basically, along the bottom of the pedalboard, i want to have a metal panel with a series of switches and LEDs. Instead of plugging the pedals into each other, each one is plugged into a corresponding switch (the switches are in series, so you can still change the sound by moving around the pedals). Every switch will have a status LED and be wired with a true-bypass circuit.
There are a few big advantages:
- Saves pedalboard room (you don't need foot access, because the pedals would always be on, and as such be activated by the switch)
- True Bypass circuits (all pedals, even those that aren't true-bypass, BECOME true bypass, because of the circuits with the switches)
- Simple aesthetic (I find the uniformity of the switches along the bottom visually attractive)
One other question: should I cover it in tweed or denim? Just for votes and fun's sake, of course.