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Best Answer dboomer , 17 May 2013 - 01:11 AM

That sounds like you have latching switches. Can you measure them? Go to the full post


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#1 Digital-sound

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

I have hooked up a momentary foot switch to my m20d.  But it takes two clicks to activate any selection.  I use it to start a backing track.  Click one, nothing, click two starts, click three, nothing, click four, stops.

 

What am I overlooking here?  I have tried a couple different switches, and I was told they are "momentary" switches.

 

 


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:11 AM   Best Answer

That sounds like you have latching switches. Can you measure them?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:17 AM

How would I measure?
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:23 AM

The one I was given says "traynor" on it. I assume from an amp, which would make me think it is a latch. I don't know my switches, but a latching stays on with a click until you click it again? Momentary stays on only for the "moment" it is depressed? Hence the names? Would a sustain pedal from an electronic keyboard be more what I need?

I think my salesman got it wrong?

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

It was a latching switch. Picked up a proper, "momentary" switch and all is good.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:32 AM

The one I was given says "traynor" on it. I assume from an amp, which would make me think it is a latch. I don't know my switches, but a latching stays on with a click until you click it again? Momentary stays on only for the "moment" it is depressed? Hence the names? Would a sustain pedal from an electronic keyboard be more what I need?

I think my salesman got it wrong?

Thanks,

I too am interested in getting a switch for my M20d. Does Line 6 offer a model?

 

Also, I do not understand how a "momentary" switch would be useful since it seems you would have to hold it down (depressed) to activate the signal. Once you release it, the signal would stop. Is this correct? If so, I do not want to have to continuously hold the switch down. I would  rather press it once to use the signal, and press it again to discontinue the signal. Can you help clarify how this type of switch actually works?


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:29 PM

I too am interested in getting a switch for my M20d. Does Line 6 offer a model?

 

Also, I do not understand how a "momentary" switch would be useful since it seems you would have to hold it down (depressed) to activate the signal. Once you release it, the signal would stop. Is this correct? If so, I do not want to have to continuously hold the switch down. I would  rather press it once to use the signal, and press it again to discontinue the signal. Can you help clarify how this type of switch actually works?

No, I think that is what it needs.  Just the signal sent.  I am using a Boss FS-5U and it worked flawlessly.  No problems at all.  You do not have to keep your foot on it.  Press and release.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:12 AM

Why doesn't line6 make a foot switch for this unit, from what I have read everyone is having this problem, I went to a dealer and tried several foot switches , they either lag or don't work. And they don't have an answer for me. And one more thing were can you get a line 6 l3tm bag for speaker been waiting 5 months now all I get is back order back order
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

I find the boss fs-5u works well for me.
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:20 PM

 I do not understand how a "momentary" switch would be useful since it seems you would have to hold it down (depressed) to activate the signal. Once you release it, the signal would stop. Is this correct? If so, I do not want to have to continuously hold the switch down. I would  rather press it once to use the signal, and press it again to discontinue the signal. Can you help clarify how this type of switch actually works?

 

Don't think of it as an "on and off" switch. You don't have to hold down the switch.  What happens is every time you press it it changes "state", in other words it switches from the state that it is currently in to the other state.  And the next time you press it it changes back.

 

Boss FS-5u is a good example of a momentary switch (sometimes called a "non-latching" switch.  You should avoid those footswitches labeled "latching", "on/off", "Normally closed" or "normally open"



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:58 PM

I have a BOS FS-6 (effectively 2 FS-5u in a single housing) and it also works perfectly.

 

Rigged up a 10m length of 2x core multicore cable with colour coded mono jacks rather than have two cables running to it.


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