Adding a Handy Foot-switch

A two-button foot-switch is a handy way to change patches on the Echotapper and I finally got around to wiring one up for myself. You’ll need to add a 1/4″ (6.3 mm) stereo jack socket to your Echotapper and wire this to the Up and Down buttons (or the Up and Down pads on the LCD shield pcb if you don’t have Up and Down buttons – see following photo).

Wiring the foot switch socket to the LCD shield.

Wiring the foot switch socket to the LCD shield. White = Down, Green = GND, Red = Up

At the Jack socket, connect the UP wire to to the tip terminal, the DOWN wire to the ring and the GND wire to the sleeve terminal.

The foot switch consists of a small die-cast box (approx 110 x 60 x 30 mm) with two momentary foot switches and a stereo 1/4″ jack socket (you could omit this and wire a suitable length of three core cable directly to the switches).

Wiring inside the foot switch is simple.

Wiring inside the foot switch is simple.

Maybe I'll paint it someday ;-)

Maybe I’ll paint it someday 😉

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One comment on “Adding a Handy Foot-switch

  1. […] socket with a stereo jack socket that will accept the patch change foot pedal I described in an earlier post. I never found a use for a ‘Wet only’ output signal so this jack socket was never used […]

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