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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.

Build this bypass pedal to turn your stompboxes OFF!
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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 5-11-2011
Finally, real switch in/switch out

After years of using the old Carlington switches on my MXR and DOD effects pedals, this came as a breath of fresh air. Why weren't these invented in the 60's?

TommyGuitars  Osaka, Japan Read my reviews (25)
5 3-10-2011
Just what it says it does...

This switch is built well. I was able to re-wire my Memory Man so that the indicator light would only come on with the effect engaged. It's worked like a charm. And of course, the customer service was excellent.

Garrett Suggs  Myrtle Beach, SC Read my reviews (2)
5 12-08-2010

This was a great switch. Good Price too!

Evan Bovee  Springfield, MO
5 10-07-2010
Great switch!

Every other site I've found that sells 3PDT's sells the same cheap, blue, Taiwanese switch. Thank you StewMac for being more concerned about quality than price. Put this bad boy in there a couple months ago and it's still holding strong. Worth every single bit of the extra money! Buy it!

Brian Wattier  Mobile, AL
5 9-03-2010
great switch

3 switches in one. The best invention and working like God demanded I used one to make a A/B line selector pedal and i use another to make my whammy pedal in true-bypass.

jer  Medelin, Colombia
5 8-12-2010
Better than the factory originals

I've just replaced three switches off my Marshall footswitch that were defective and they work beautifully. They are much sturdier than the factory original. I definately will buy some more for back-up.

Manny  Enfield, CT
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