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hey guys,

I have a question... I have a zoom 707 multi effects pedal and hate having to hit both buttons to put it into bypass mode. (in case you were wondering, on the cheap zoom pedals you have to hit the up and down pedals to bypass whatever effect you are using and just get a clean sound. THis is very tough to do on stage with an amount of certainty). I have a bunch of spst momentary switches laying around. I was wondering how I would hook together the two hots from each pedal and the ground to a single spst switch in an external box. Can i just connect both hots to one lead and the ground to the other? Thanks

-Vadim

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I just took the cover off the pedal and played with wires for a little bit. Here is what i have come up with. Let me note here that another of my qualms with the 707 is that all of the patch editing and sampling buttons can only be operated with your finger.

1. Twisting the hots from each pedal together means that any time you click either of them, both are sent to ground and the pedal goes into bypass, making it impossible to scroll through patches.

2. I decided to make a "lock" button using a non-momentary switch. I figure i will then be able to have a footswitch to connect and disconnect the two hots... thereby making either of the up/down pedals a dedicated bypass pedal when the "lock" is engaged.

3. The serial mouse that I was planning to canabalize for my cable only has 4 conductors (the connector has nine pins) so I can only bring one other "finger button" out to my external footswitch although i was planning on having all 6 patch editing, sampling and rythem (sp?) buttons be footswitchable.

i dunno where that leaves me, I am thinking that I might just use a parallel cable (looks like the computer side of a printer cable) between the external box and the pedal. That would by 25 conductors :D but it would be leaps and bounds better as far as pedal ease of use goes.

-Vadim

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BLS, I thought about. But I use the wah as a level controller for auto-wah on my distorted patches. It makes it really easy to switch the patch from a gritty distortion to a more textured sound for soloing.

-Vadim

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