Footswitch

How to use a footswitch on an amp

How to use a footswitch on an amp

Plug the footswitch in your amp and plug the right type of a jack cable in the footswitch input. It can be on the left side or the right side. After plugging your cable, you can play your guitar and note the channels that are active.

  1. Can you use a footswitch with any amp?
  2. How do I connect my footswitch to my amp?
  3. What is a footswitch on an amp?
  4. Where do you plug in footswitch?

Can you use a footswitch with any amp?

No - you can't just use any footswitch with any amplifier. Some footswitches are really simple - a make or break connection, but others do different things - sometimes voltage drops, sometimes active circuitry, sometimes polarity changes.

How do I connect my footswitch to my amp?

Insert the plug of the cable connected to the foot switch into the foot switch jack on the amplifier. Most foot switches have built-in cables. If yours does not, plug one end of a guitar cable into the foot switch jack, and the other end into the amplifier foot switch jack.

What is a footswitch on an amp?

“Footswitch” refers to any device that sits on the floor and allows you to change a sound, select a channel, or turn on and off specific effects (such as reverb or tremolo) with your foot.

Where do you plug in footswitch?

The footswitch shouldn't be anywhere in your signal chain, you should be plugged straight into the amp head, and the footswitch should also plug in seperately.

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