Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to jtm620)Re: Bogner alchemist footswitch=dead
I don't think L6 will give you the schematic, but have you tried emailing Line 6, as if it's under 1 year old it should be covered under warranty.
contact L6 directly for tech support here: http://line6.com/support/tickets/add.html
I know g-lab has an adapter to connect one of their midi controllers to an alchemist and to switch all the settings: http://www.glab.com.pl/accessories
But it wont be cheap.
Failing that, is the foot switch micro processor controlled, of it is just resistor based with different resistances being connected along the cable using the foot switches?
Hope all that helps
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to Rowbi)Re: Bogner alchemist footswitch=dead
The Conclusion to my story: After doing a lot more research on the "Bogner" Alchemist, I decided that going through the trouble to get a replacement footswitch that has a good chance of going on the fritz again was a bad idea. I also decided that spending the money on a switching system that costs more, or close to, the price of the alchemist itself was also not an efficient use of money. But most importantly.. I have found that the Alchemist was a Line6/Bogner experiment that ultimately failed, and the only reason I got a deal on it was because they were being discontinued. Apparently I got out lucky anyway. Others have had worse horror stories with this amp far worse than mine, for sure. So instead of sticking with something that I felt betrayed by, and no longer trusted to be reliable, I went to GC and took a loss on a trade in. As a gigging musician, I need a professional piece of equipment that I can count on for every gig. So I traded it in for an Egnater Renegade 65w. Best sounding amp I've ever played and could immediately tell the difference in build quality.. and the footswitch has a part #!