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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby PaulB » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:02 pm

I had a similar problem with a pedalboard I've been building for the last few months. I'm using the Mooer Mushroom caps and I ended up fixing them with a little blob of hot glue placed in the cap, then pressed onto the switch promptly.

Visually it works ok as the caps are transparent too, and whilst one or 2 detached themselves while I was working on other parts of the board, they seem to be pretty well fixed. Time will tell...

I like the idea of adding some kind of sleeve so the caps could be easily removed though. Perhaps shrink wrap would do it??
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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby zenguitar » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:20 pm

PaulB wrote:I like the idea of adding some kind of sleeve so the caps could be easily removed though. Perhaps shrink wrap would do it??

If you mean heat-shrink sleeving, it's definitely worth a try (I was wondering whether or not to suggest it in an earlier reply).

You could build up thickness with 2 or more layers. And if it doesn't work well enough it's easy to remove with a scalpel or other sharp blade.

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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby The Elf » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:35 pm

Good idea. This is why I'm a software guy - I'm useless with DIY! :lol:
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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby PaulB » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:43 am

zenguitar wrote:If you mean heat-shrink sleeving, it's definitely worth a try
That is exactly what I meant! Thank you for translating :)
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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby zenguitar » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Thanks for that useful link. :thumbup:

Worth a look because it clearly shows two different sizes for common foot switches.

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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby The Elf » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:47 pm

Yes, Morningstar themselves pointed me there, but at those prices, and with import admin fee and duty to pay... the stickers are looking more attractive!
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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby The Elf » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:04 pm

...which is who I bought the MC8 from! Doh! :headbang: :headbang: :lol:

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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby DC-Choppah » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:23 pm

Mr. Thorpy is apparently an 'exploding ordnance specialist'. Many of his pedals look quite ominous.

Make sure you only order the buttons that activate your effects!
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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby The Elf » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:27 pm

:D

I've sent him a message explaining what I need. Hopefully I can get this sorted out now.

I have to say that, apart from the switches not lining up with the screen, the MC8 is very, VERY good. For what I need I think it's going to become an important element of my rig.
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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:33 pm

DC-Choppah wrote:Make sure you only order the buttons that activate your effects!

An engineering colleague at the BBC years ago made up a box with a large red button and an LCD screen that displayed the words:

DO NOT PRESS

Naturally, everyone who came across this box -- which he'd leave lying on the desks of unsuspecting folks -- felt compelled to press the button... but the moment they did the screen changed to:

RELEASE TO DETONATE

It was the source of much merriment... and some entertaining panic, too! :bouncy: :lol:
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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:40 pm

:clap: :D :thumbup: :mrgreen:
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Re: Stomp box switch caps - slim versions?

Postby The Elf » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:53 pm

We had a lot of fun with the "I'm stuck inside this computer!" recorded voice that could be made to play through an IBM AT's buzzer. I'm going back to the days when it wasn't considered the ultimate crime to install a piece of software on a colleague's PC!
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