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James Haskin's talkbox voice modulator mod! Answered

www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Talkbox/ Ok, so after watching James' video and looking through the instructable this is the nicest construction of a talkbox for almost no cash what so ever, for those of you that havn't seen it the link is at the top.. James uses a DPDT switch on the guitar.. For my purposes though have the switch on the amp.... well its not as user friendly as need be.. I was wondering how hard it would be to make a seperate footpedal to activate this talkbox...something alittle more professional than just longer wires to a small box with the switch there.... unless that seems to be the right way? I'm not sure maybe i just over anylized the situation, could it be that easy? i was thinking of adding a resistor and an LED (although) you will be able to know when this is running it would just add alittle touch to it you know?


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11 years ago

Adding an led to the circuit will probably require a separate power supply for the led.  Running it off the control line for the talk box probably will make the talk box inoperative.

I would add a 1/4" jack and plug to the amp going to the foot switch.  You might want to make it a 1/8" jack just so it's idiot proof if you are setting it up in a hurry or in the dark.