Tap Tempo Construction

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by jshape, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. jshape

    jshape TDPRI Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    What's up y'all. I've got a Boss DD-7, and I'm trying to utilize the tap tempo function with an external tap. I've got a generic one-button latching pedal, originally designed to switch between channels on my amp. Because this is a latching pedal, when I use it to tap in the tempo, the pedal responds like I'm tapping at half the time I really am (1/4 note taps are interpreted as 1/2 notes, and so on). Does anyone know if it's possible, and if so how, to convert this pedal to a non-latching unit, or rewire it so that the signal is constant? I have attached a picture of how it's wired currently.

    By the way, I know I could get a Boss FS-5U for this, but I like the way the button I already have fits on my pedal board. Any help is appreciated! Thanks a lot!

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  2. luckett

    luckett Banned

    Jun 14, 2011
    Replace the latching switch with a momentary switch.
  3. jondanger

    jondanger Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD
    Looks like there are just two wires in the sheath of the lead to the plug, right? The other wires I'm seeing are just bridging terminals on the switch? If so, buy this: http://www.smallbearelec.com/servlet/Detail?no=672 Connect the red to one terminal, and the white to the other. Doesn't matter which goes to which. It doesn't get any easier than that!
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2014
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