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Offline loudthud

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2012, 04:16:57 pm »
1N914, 1N4148, 1N4152, 1N4001...4007. Virtually any silicon diode.

In this thread: http://sunnforum.ampage.org/sdp/index.php/topic,6815.0.html

I posted a schematic of the footswitch with notes on what voltage levels to expect.

Keywords: Beta lead bass footswitch schematic connector
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Offline dblotii

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2012, 08:59:55 am »
Thanks!   I also assume that any 2V LED would work fine?

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2012, 01:53:24 pm »
That green LED needs to be able to withstand 30mA. If it burns out, the channel select will stop working.

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2013, 02:25:01 pm »
i just finished building a footswitch with this schematic using an XLR cable and the jack from allied electronics.  the cable was tested beforehand, all the connections are good to my knowledge, but it does not work. nothing lights up, the amp works fine with the footswitch plugged in though. am I missing something? should the LED's be oriented positive leg to ground as in the schematic? I used 1n4001 diodes

i also omitted the reverb switch, as this is for a beta bass

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2013, 06:17:50 pm »
The Cathode of an LED is usually indicated by a small flat spot in the otherwise round rim at the base of the LED. The other lead is the Anode, that lead goes to ground in the Beta footswitch. Check the logic levels according to the schematic (reply #7) in this thread: http://sunnforum.ampage.org/sdp/index.php/topic,6815.0.html

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2013, 09:07:40 pm »
got it working. the jack was wired differently from the schematic inside the head. thanks!

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2015, 04:08:48 pm »
Hi,
If I just want the beta bass footswitch, I just need to swap the reverb part? all the others values are good for the bass version too?

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2015, 07:34:11 pm »
Yes, for a Beta Bass just leave off the Reverb switch and the wire that goes to the connector.

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Re: Build your own Beta Lead footswitch
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2015, 01:10:29 pm »
Thanks a lot for the answer (my profile visualdistortion stoping working, so I made this one). I got a completely new Sunn Beta Bass few weeks a go, I will do the footswitch tomorrow. I think, I will change the internal connection to a Neutrick chassis TRS jack. So 1N4001 will work with the amp?