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June 25, 2008 at 8:52 pm #1057026stringMember
I can't find any mention in the manual of whetether aux switches should be latching or non-latching.
June 25, 2008 at 9:45 pm #117602RoobinMember
They need to be momentary. A popular one is the Digitech FS300.
June 25, 2008 at 10:32 pm #117603wesMember
They should be non-latching (momentary) switches, like an electronic keyboard sustain pedal.
June 25, 2008 at 11:38 pm #1176046stringMember
June 26, 2008 at 5:18 pm #128767digitalkettleMember
Boss FS-5U is doing it for me (Timefactor and Modfactor) .
June 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm #117607AAgnelloModeratorEventide Staff
User Guide Page 31 in the section on Auxiliary Switches
"Toggle switches are not supported. Only momentary switches will work properly."
August 1, 2008 at 8:25 pm #117725b2zerMember
Tell please if you know what's the difference between Digitech fs300 and Digitech fs3x fo use with TimeFactor.
August 2, 2008 at 4:55 pm #117728duffmcsharkParticipant
If you want to save a little money and make your own aux switch, it's actually a very simple circuit involving a momentary throw switch, a plug jack, and 2 pieces of wire connecting them.
August 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm #117729duffmcsharkParticipant
I found one for how to make the 3 button switch as well, but the schematics on the message board are not quite helpful.
The thing to keep in mind is to use a TRS jack and connect one button to each combination:
T + R
T + S
R + S
You'll probably want to test it out before you mount it to any box just so you know which button will be doing what to the Mod / Time Factor.
August 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm #128875RoobinMember
If you're making your own 3 way switch, then you'll need 2 small diodes – 1N4148/1N914 – to stop the T+R acivating T or R. Google images search for Digitech FS300 schematic/ Digitech fs300, and you'll find some that show how to hook it all up properly.
November 30, 2012 at 9:56 am #135028leslie addictedMember
Hi digitalkettle i found this your old post and i' d like to ask you one thing, do you think i can use the boss fs-5u to scroll down the presets of the modfactor? do you think any non-latching or momentary will work?
Thank' s a lot for your help.
November 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm #135029brockParticipantQuote:do you think i can use the boss fs-5u to scroll down the presets of the modfactor?
It will work. I use a couple of Boss FS-6 dual switches (with a few more features than the Boss FS-5U). They are big targets for your foot, reliable, and solidly built. To use it as a Down switch in Bank mode, go to System Settings -> AUX SW -> BK-.Quote:do you think any non-latching or momentary will work?
Yes. Even a keyboard sustain pedal will work (for a single Aux Switch function).
November 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm #135031leslie addictedMember
That is the answer i was looking for, thank' s a lot Broke, if you use the boss fs-6 i can try with the behringer ab 200 which is supposed to be a clone right?
and with the FS-6 can i use both switches one to scroll down and the other to scroll up?
Thank' s again.
December 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm #135044brockParticipantQuote:if you use the boss fs-6 i can try with the behringer ab 200 which is supposed to be a clone right?
The AB200 is wired differently, uses TS jacks, and appears to be set up for switching audio signals. The Boss FS-6 has separate TS jacks for A & B, a combined TRS jack for both A + B switching, plus a polarity switch and momentary / latching switch for each output A and B.
I can't say that the AB 200 would work correctly, and it seems to me that you'd have to create some custom cables at a minimum.Quote:with the FS-6 can i use both switches one to scroll down and the other to scroll up?
Yes (BK+ and BK- in Bank mode). In Play mode, FS3 would get you Bank Up. Keep in mind that the FS-6 needs a 9V battery / power for the LEDs (it won't switch with it). You might want to defeat the 9V switching at the input jacks, or supply it from your pedalboard. Multiple FS-6's also lock together mechanically.
December 11, 2012 at 9:44 am #135064leslie addictedMember
Thank' s a lot Broke, you' ve been very helpful, i' ll go for the fs-6 or digitech fs 300.
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