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RE: DL4 modification...
> From: Mike Killian [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> If regular CAT5 wire would work for this, would 25 pair
> standard telephone cable work, also?
I don't see why it wouldn't work. It's just a matter of shorting the
right 2 connections. If you unscrew the back plate of the Line6 gear
it's pretty obvious where the stomp switches are soldered to the board,
then it's just a matter of identifying which 2 need to be shorted in
order to activate the pedal.
The expression pedal was a bit different. The solder connections are
obvious, but the resistance isn't the same from the board as it is from
the pedal alone. So instead I ran my pair of wire for the expression
pedal out through the hole in the casing -- there's enough space -- and
soldered a 90 degree 1/4 jack to them. This jack is always plugged in,
so the wires will suffer only minimum wear.
> From: rich [mailto:email@example.com]
> thank you for your time and input on this. i, for one, was a bit
> suspicious of your DL4 mod, especially since you were so modest about
> your electrical engineering skills! :)
And you still shouldn't trust my Electrical Engineering skills. I'm
competent at installing guitar pickups -- and now momentary switches....
;^) Although my next project involves ripping apart an old PC keyboard
and mouse as the ultimate midi foot controller.....