Where to find slightly smaller stomp box foot switches for a Joyo pedal

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  1. jdoughty

    jdoughty TDPRI Member

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    So I bought a Joyo Tauren pedal online and found out in shipping the pedal's footswitch was stuck on. I love the pedal's sound, but I need to be able to shut if off, so I took it apart after ordering new switches. Sadly the switch is too big, but every switch I check schematics for has the same dimensions as the ones I bought.

    I also figured out that my Joyo ultimate drive and Delta lab distortion apparently have more conventional switches, so I can't cannibalize them.

    Anyone know where I can locate footswitches that have about 4mm between poles instead of the standard 5mm?
     
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    zombiwoof Tele-Afflicted

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    Have you checked Small Bear?. He has a variety of switches for stomps.
    Al
     
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    Looks like they all have the same dimensions according to his library (4.7 mm between the poles). I'll have to remember the page for future pedal jobs though!
     
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    DADGAD Friend of Leo's

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    Following. My Joyo Us Dream needs a new switch and it is smaller than the typical blue colored 9 pin 3PDT switch.
     
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    Wouldn't that switch be the type that is soldered to the board instead of having wires attached directly to it?. In that case you need to look for the "pcb-mount" version, I think the pins for board mounting are not the same spacing as the "solder lug" type.
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    I wondered about that, but the only place I found them was sold out. I'll dig a bit more...
     
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    Found one, but looks like I'll be waiting a while. Went ahead and ordered it, so we'll see if it works out.
     
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    I did a recent post about a Joyo switch, and emailed the vendor linked in the post to get further details.

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/switch-replacement-on-joyo-sweet-baby.1006159/#post-9637491

    I see they are now out of these switches, so this may be the same source you tried. Thanks for linking the vendor in China, I may have to try them now myself. They give more details on the dimensions of the switch than did the US vendor, who was unresponsive to my request for confirming the specs of the switch in the link.
     
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    Love my switches generally has those smaller foot switches and they ship quickly.

    though I gotta say man, pictures are always handy for these things.
     
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    Here's a couple pics of the switch in situ on the board.

    joyogut3.jpg Joyogut2.jpg
     
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    That one from BLMS looks like the right 3PDT. Be careful not to overheat the PCB though, like I did. At least on the older version of the PCB (it was green, not black), the circuit traces were super thin and prone to lifting when heated.
     
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