Author Topic: BOSS pedals true bypass - easy and cheap  (Read 842 times)

Renegadrian

BOSS pedals true bypass - easy and cheap
« on: September 08, 2017, 07:47:56 PM »
I know this topic has been around for years, but I didn't find someone using these switches...

I had this friend's TR-2 and he asked me to true bypass it. he didn't want a permanent and look changing mod (no regular footswitch coming out of the pedal top) so I tried to put a mini dpdt on a piece of perfboard at the original switch place - top part back on and it clicks perfectly! needless to say you just have to rewire the pedal accordingly, getting rid of those switching transistors, put a simple millenium inside and voila' a stock looking true bypass boss pedal!!!
easy and cheap!!!

« Last Edit: September 08, 2017, 07:50:13 PM by Renegadrian »
Done an' workin'=Too many to mention - Tube addict!

jubal81

Re: BOSS pedals true bypass - easy and cheap
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 08:17:14 PM »
Yowser that is slick! Fantastic work.

Mark Hammer

Re: BOSS pedals true bypass - easy and cheap
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 11:01:33 PM »
If there is room, couldyou have both the momentary and DPDT actuated by the treadle?  The momentary would still actuate the flip-flop, in order to make use of the status LED, without doing anything to the switching FETs, but the micro DPDT would bypass the signal.

Renegadrian

Re: BOSS pedals true bypass - easy and cheap
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 05:01:12 AM »
In order to simplify things, I just left the original switching part off. so the LED is directly connected to the small millenium 2 board.
Done an' workin'=Too many to mention - Tube addict!