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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, however, 
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 hold 
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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