Hi again all of you crazy loopers I posted a while ago asking for help in making m own EDP foot controlers, i know it was a busy time for many of you so i was not suprised when i didnt get a response. since then i have managed to source some actual DL-4 buttons which i th type I like the feel of the most and have made a metal case ro rhe size I think i will need for eight buttons and a volume control. however I need help on getting the resistors QUESTION1 can anyone point me to a ebsite with th actual resistor values i need I cant find a SINGLE website that has for instance a 1% metal film resistor with a value of 14.3K ohms or indeed any of te other values, I also asked a local elecrician who said he had never even heard of a 0% resistor. QUESTION2 Is there any chance I could contact the repair place for EDPs and their controllers here in the uk and get them to send me one of each of the seven resistor values and a couple of the jack connectors for whatever they want to charge??? QUESTION 3 Instead of a footpedal I would like to add a knob similar to the one found on the fromt panel, to the side of my homemade pedal to control feedback, as I understand all i need is a potentiometer of 20K or above and a plastic knob to cover the end of it that pokes out of the footpedal, I then attach this potentiometer to a jack a the other end and connect this to the edp with aregular cable, is this true?? well I hope someone here can help me out. I am in a bit of a pickle as to how to move forward otherwise. all replys greatfully recieved Phill Wilson _________________________________________________________________ Stay in touch with absent friends - get MSN Messenger http://www.msn.co.uk/messenger
- To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
- From: "lol c" <email@example.com>
- Subject: making my footpedal
- Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:37:41 +0000
I know this is probably a bad time for long tech questions given that many of you will be jetting off to the loopstock fest (sob sob cant go) BUT i just wanted to get some other heads togeather over the building of my replacement for the FC-7 for the EDP.
Basically I have envisioned a pedal with the usual 7 buttons but this time in two rows with nice line 6 type metal buttons.
I then thought I could add a eighth button that links to another jack that will go to the overdub jack of the edp and be momentary (is this possible, i.e. to have regular stomp ON stomp OFF overdub throught the regular Footpeadal jack and a momentary type non latching one going to the overdub jack.????)
Am I right in thinking that if this can be done, then this second overdub switch should be a 0 Ohms resistor and a non latching switch????
I then also wanted to add a rotary pot as a dial on the side of the unit , this will be linked to another jack and cabled to the EDP feedback pedal IN.
I know there is a lot of info on the looper_delight website regards building, however when i go to my electronics store they ask me questions that i dont know.
for instance, some of the resistor Ohms ratings are very specific, my local dealer only seems so stock "regular" near values , will these work.
also the guide says that i need 1% metal film, i can get this but there seems to be lots of differant ratings 0.25 , 5 etc anyonw know which i need?
also when buying the jacks for putting the cables in, is there any specifi type? there seem to be some with more arm type things then others....
basically if anyone can see more or less where i am going with this any thinks they can give me a list of excactly what i need, i will be forever in their debt.
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