Footswitch

What is a footswitch on an amp

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.

  1. Do I need a footswitch for my amp?
  2. How do you use a footswitch on an amp?
  3. What is a footswitch?
  4. What is the footswitch input for?

Do I need a footswitch for my amp?

Amplifier Footswitches

If you've bought an amplifier with switchable channels, usually a distortion/gain and a clean channel you'll need a footswitch to activate or 'switch' between each one. You'll also need one if your amplifier comes preloaded with switchable effects like reverb and tremolo.

How do you 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.

What is a footswitch?

A footswitch is a switch which is operated with the user's foot.

What is the footswitch input for?

The FTSW input is for the footswitch (available separately for about $15--get the Fender one for the Mustang series, some others won't work), which enables you to switch between two models--like having different channels on an analog amp). It's well worth having, really enables you to use the amp for gigging.

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