Sunday, August 3, 2008

Stuttering Mike

Here is the result of two brilliant minds and some Smuttynose IPA: The Cut-Off Switch. Mike from Brooklyn was using a broken Morley wah/volume for a "stutter" efffect in his Sonic Fiction bass/spaceship live rig. I said " why not build a momentary switch thingie and you could clear some space on your pedalboard" The lights went on, and after some brainstorming and lots more IPA, here it is in all it's hacked-together glory, built to Mike's inexact specs.

Built from an enclosure I was going to use to house the Confidence Boost, I dropped in the momentary switch I got from Small Bear Electric, and some assorted Radio Shack Parts. I hastily sprayed some sparkly blue paint I had left over from the Timmy GT project and Sharpied on a "73" logo. Very unprofessional.







Here's the thing in action:


Mike decided on the fighter-plane toggle vs, a stomp switch. I kinda like it, reminds me of the nitrous setup I had on my old Cobra. Got some wiring assistance from the boys at BYOC, so thanks!

1 comment:

Mike Lorenz said...

Sweeeet! Thanks!