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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.

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3PDT Stomp Switch
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1611 3PDT Stomp Switch Yes
3 or more $9.95  

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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.

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In this issue:
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.

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3PDT Stomp Switch
3PDT Stomp Switch
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5 12-05-2013
refurb an old Vox Wah

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.

drmatty  San Francisco, CA Read my reviews (2)
4 5-16-2013

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.

PNC Guitars  Washinton USA Read my reviews (26)
5 1-02-2013

If you need a 3PDT switch, you can't find much better quality than these. In fact, these may be the best you can find. Heavier construction than the typical blue Chinese and Korean 3PDT switches and a denser plastic for the body. They all fail eventually, but this one will last a long, long time.

EastBayJ  Oakland, CA Read my reviews (14)
5 12-06-2012
Switch Mojo!

This is the second switch I've used and they work like butter! Easy to install and nice and quiet-true bypass. I love Stew Mac!

Ben Wah  Jackson, NJ USA
5 4-25-2012
Turning true-bypass to true-bypass with status LED

I have a Dunlop Wah with true bypass using a DPDT switch, but I wanted to know when the wah was on. I wired two poles of the 3PDT switch to the original wiring, and wired an LED to the third pole that would switch on when the wah was active. Now I can tell if the wah is on just by looking down.

alkoz  Lansdowne, Pa 19050
5 4-08-2012
Good piece

nice compact switch that does as it should.

Tom B  Colorado
4 3-31-2012
quality product

A solid, well built switch. Far better than the Taiwanese knockoffs. A little steep at $12.95 per, but buy three for $9.95 and you have a great value. Can be wired several ways. eg., LED with transistor. Recommended

pedalman  Boston area Read my reviews (6)
5 1-30-2012


jiROck Custom  Philippines Read my reviews (58)
4 11-12-2011
Solid unit that looks to hold up well.

Nice solid piece and should last a long time, I would figure. The connecting points could be a tad bigger and not so close, but not a big deal. One thing to consider if updating an old pedal though, when replacing the dead switch in my 1965 Maestro Fuzz-Tone, I found this new switch to have a much taller profile than the slim lined original. I was able to make it work, but it took some semi-reversible modifications that were a pain in the rump to configure. Just something to keep in mind. Measure first. Good product in itself though.

Quackystrat  Philly Read my reviews (2)
5 10-09-2011
Must have for the tone purist

If you have stomp boxes that just can't be replaced you need these switches in each one, you can have your cake and eat it too.

Guitar doctor  Oxford,Fl Read my reviews (2)
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