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Easywider
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Chris from NY


X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« on: December 20, 2008, 08:42:13 AM »

Was Building Another Fuzzface & Wanted To Be Able To Switch Between 470ohm To 1k Output Resistor By Using A X Wing Stompswitch . Is This Possible , & If So , Can Someone Tell Me How It Would Be Done !

Thanks ,

Chris
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Ronsonic
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Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 09:39:33 AM »

I would leave the 1K in place and wire around it with another 1K in series with the switch. Step on the switch and both resistors will be in parallel for 500R which is entirely close enough and quieterer than other possible switching schemes.
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reverbie
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Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 01:38:20 PM »

I have done exactly what Ronsonic suggests with other pedals with much success.
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Easywider
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Chris from NY


Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 02:26:39 PM »

Thanks For The Replys , But I'am Confused ? icon_redface Can Someone Explain How I Would Do This , Still Learning ! icon_redface

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Chris
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petemoore
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Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 02:42:47 PM »

  Start by understanding the switch.
  DMM and paper/pen...or lookup switching schemes and study that.
  DPDT is what 'X-Wing' depicts, I believe.
  All you need for the wiring suggested is SPST.
  Say you have the 1k in there, now add a wire to one side...it'll go...
  Wire>Switch>1k>back to other side of resistor that's in there.
  When switch is in position B, a 1k reisistor is connected in parallel with the 1k resistor on the board [=500ohms]. In position A, the switch lifts one end of the 1k resistor so the resistor on the board is 'default' ... [1k].
  meaning either one, or two 1k resistors are in parallel between the relevant nodes of the circuit.
  ,,,side note, you can mess around with the values also.
 the switch simply adds a parallel path.
  Based on the idea that two = value resistors in parallel divide in 1/2 the value compared to 1 resistor.
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smallbearelec
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Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 02:56:04 PM »

You will only be using two contacts out of the six on that switch. Hold it so that the contacts look like this:

\    /
-   -
/   \

One wire goes to one of the - (Hyphen) contacts, and the other wire goes to the contact either above or below it; it doesn't matter which. If you have a meter, set it to test continuity, and connect it to the wires. Click the switch, and you will see that the contacts go from open to closed and latch in that state until you click the switch again.  This is what you want--like a vacuum cleaner switch.

Now connect one of the wires to a 1 K resistor. The other side of the resistor goes to either side of the 1K resistor on the board, and the free wire from the switch goes to the other side of the resistor on the board.
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Easywider
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Chris from NY


Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009, 01:01:37 PM »

Thanks To All That Replied . Think I Know How To Do This . Had Another Question , Is There A Front Or Back To The Switch , Don't Want To Put It In Backwards !

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Chris
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Easywider
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Chris from NY


Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 04:25:15 PM »

Bumping This Up , Need Help Badly...LoL !

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Chris
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Nitefly182
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Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009, 04:40:36 PM »

In Steve (smallbearelec's) diagram, just use the top left contact and the middle left contact. As long as the switch is oriented like that diagram it will work.
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chi_boy
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Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009, 05:27:05 PM »

Was Building Another Fuzzface & Wanted To Be Able To Switch Between 470ohm To 1k Output Resistor By Using A X Wing Stompswitch . Is This Possible , & If So , Can Someone Tell Me How It Would Be Done !

Thanks ,

Chris

Just out of curiosity, what does this do?  (Still learning too.)
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Nitefly182
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Re: X Wing Stomp Switch For Output Level Boost In Fuzzface
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2009, 07:20:48 PM »

Was Building Another Fuzzface & Wanted To Be Able To Switch Between 470ohm To 1k Output Resistor By Using A X Wing Stompswitch . Is This Possible , & If So , Can Someone Tell Me How It Would Be Done !

Thanks ,

Chris

Just out of curiosity, what does this do?  (Still learning too.)

The 470ohm resistor sets the max output volume for the circuit. changing that value alters the max volume.
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