3PDT Stomp Switch

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3PDT Stomp Switch

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3PDT Stomp Switch

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A special replacement footswitch for pedals and effects boxes. Modify your effects for true bypass and even wire a status indicator LED.

For pedals and effects!
Ever notice how a wah-wah and other vintage-style effects color your sound and mess with the tone of your other pedals, even when turned off? That's because many guitar effects aren't wired for a true bypass. This will muddy your tone, and cause other effects in the signal chain to lose volume.

Use this special triple-pole double-throw 9-lug footswitch to rewire vintage pedals or effects boxes. It allows unbuffered bypassing of the effect circuit without coloring the tone of the instrument or other components in the signal chain. The third pole can be wired to control an LED status light or other custom function. This is useful for stage performers, as it leaves no question if the "box" is on or off.

At least 1" (25.4mm) depth and a 1/2"-diameter (12.70mm) mounting hole are required. The threaded portion is 7/16" (11.11mm) tall.

Hex nuts, spring washer, flat washer and wiring instructions are included.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Build this bypass pedal to turn your stompboxes OFF!

Erick Coleman's got a simple wiring project that most guitarists need: a true bypass stomp switch to take your effects pedals in/out of your signal chain.


Product Instructions

3PDT Stomp Switch Instructions

How to install the 3PDT Stomp Switch as a true bypass in old and new effects pedals.

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Been wanting to true bypass my effects for quite some time as well as wire an led indicator. This is THE SWITCH! Ty StewMac


refurb an old Vox Wah

(Customer's Reviews)

nice way to make an old wah true bypass. I installed this easy switch when I already had the pedal taken apart to replace the pot. Too bad SM doesn't stock the replacement pot as well. +/- on adding an LED if you don't care about battery life.




I got this 3 pole switch to add an LED on/off indicator to a wah pedal. It works well and is well made and sturdy. I did find it a bit stiff but it may be Im just used to the old one that has been worn in. All in all, pretty nice.

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