change ALPS to ordinary switch

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  1. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

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    hello,

    i want to change the ts-9 switch to a more common electronic switch which is widely available. i think i can it be done be an ordinary on-off switch, or am i wrong? can it be done?

    thanks, ldr
     
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    Are you taking about a commercial pedal. pictures or some more descriptive information about what you want to do would help a lot.
     
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    I think this is what you’re talking about.

    https://www.premierguitar.com/artic...-perfect-your-ibanez-ts9-and-boss-sd-1?page=2

    It’s not a super easy mod. I wouldn’t try it unless you have some experience de-soldering parts from a PCb already. In my experience Boss and Ibanez an EHX pedals don’t have super heavy duty pcb leeds

    I’d honestly say you should just grab a cheap ts9 kit and build one yourself. It would take longer but be easier.
     
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    i was asking if i could change the stock switch of a ts 5 soundtank to a more common electronic switch
     
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    Ts 9 or ts 5? Same pedal, just a different box. The ts9 has some space inside to work with, the ts5 not as much, but it may still be possible.

    what do you mean when you say “more common electrical switch”? There are endless electrical switches so a little more detail is needed.

    Can you give me an example of a pedal that has the type switch you want?

    Is the switch broken?

    Do you want it to be true bypass?


    All of these things are possible.
     
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