Silent Step Switching Module
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Version 2.2 is released! Same great circuit but a few minor changes. It's even smaller! It now replaces our DPDT relay module. Not only can it be used for true bypass, you can now use ALL the pads of the relay like our DPDT module did.
The Griffin Effects Silent Step switching uses a microprocessor to activate a relay for true bypassing a pedal or replacing any latching DPDT, SPDT, or SPST switch. It uses a momentary switch to activate/deactivate. We recommend our super quiet "soft touch" momentary switch so there isn't any switch pop (mechanical or true bypass related) giving you studio-quiet operation. The LED is switched by the microprocessor which isolates it from the circuit so there isn't any pop caused by an LED or any special circuit needed to incorporate the LED.
The Silent Step is designed to easily convert mass market and hand-built effects to true bypass. It can also be used to improve reliability and performance for effects already employing true bypass via a 3pdt switch. Since it uses a momentary switch, the Silent Step is great for true bypassing Boss, Ibanez, etc. pedals using the stock bypass switch of the Ibanez or Boss pedal so there isn't any trying to fit big switches and you maintain the stock look.
The Silent Step can be used for other switching situations like making an A/B box, alternating between two effects with one step of the switch, and can be used in true bypass strips. One switch can also operate more than one Silent Step circuit board. Pretty much anywhere a DPDT or 3PDT can be used, Silent Step can be used. At less than 1" square (0.85x 0.987 inches (21.59x 25.0698 mm) it will fit just about anywhere and with a relay that is rated at 100 million switches, you may never have to replace the switch again!
Don't forget an LED. It will power a 3mm or 5mm: http://www.griffineffects.com/372-led-and-lamps
General installation instructions can be found in the Download section below.
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Worked flawlessly and I think it works better than true bypass and those crappy 3pdt switches. The switch that comes with it is much nicer too.
This true bypass switching is the best. I'm going to put it in all my pedals. Well, maybe you guys will have to help me. :)