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RE: The Big(ish) Idea
The only thing even close to that idea is a device called a Cough Drop,
which allows speakers and singers to cut the mic when they're getting
> [Original Message]
> From: phill wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 9/19/2005 12:35:25 PM
> Subject: The Big(ish) Idea
> Hi All
> Ok, so I have been hinting at building a pedal for a while now, for
> that I won't go into, my Ego kind of wanted to keep the design some sort
> secret,however this has led to nowhere for me so it is time to REVEAL
> Basically I want to make a foot operated device that allows a signal to
> only when the button is pressed. Kind of a Poor-Mans-Morse-Glitch Pedal.
> I envisaged building it as follows.
> two buttons button one simply being on / off
> In off position the signal is bypassed directly to the output jack
> in the On position it passes to the next momentary button.
> Button Two is the activation button,
> it is a push to make type switch so initially the signal is dead,
> when the button is pressed the sound is allowed to pass to the output.
> I can therefore strum a chord while it is off then tap the button
> rythmically to let small stabs of sound through.
> I came up with this when playing through a broken amp that you had to
> the jack in place in the input, i found that tapping the jack let me do
> dda-da-da type noises.
> anyways basically I know NOTHING about how to do this, I did what seemed
> reasonable to me but all I got was nasty hiss and buzzing. I would
> appreciate ANY help or comments on how I may impliment this pedal.
> I had once dreamed about making money off this idea, however, it will
> be built if I cant get some advice!
> By the way I intend to LOOP with it so its not totally OT!!
> Thanks Y'all
> Phill Wilson (a.k.a. Blackface)
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