Here's the BoM (Bill of Materials):
1 x Bass pedal - I got mine off ebay, $14.50 including shipping, here's a link to all listed pedals.
1 x Reed Switch/Relay - i got mine from Radio Shack, you don't really need a reed relay, because you will be using a magnet to trigger it, but Radio Shack only had the relay type
and thats what i got. either way, they work the same in this application, fyi jameco has some cheap ones, just make sure that wherever you get it from you get a NO
(normally open) type, not NC(normally closed)
. MAKE SURE YOU PAY ATTENTION TO THIS!!!
1 x Magnet(12 mm x 12 mm x 5mm is recommended) - I recommend getting a rare earth magnet
, particularly a Neodymium
magnet. I got a 'grab bag' of these once from a website for really cheap, so i have all different kinds. Sorry, but i forgot the site, or i would post a link. Hereis
a link to a good site though.
1 x 1/8 inch ""mono"" jack - I got mine from Radio Shack
, and it came with prestripped wires so all i had to do was solder them to the leads from the reed switch.
*Optional* 1 x Soldering Iron/Solder - It makes a better, stronger connection, but isn't absolutely necessary.