Now with 3! Switches

The Coldcraft Bypass system has been updated and now includes 3 switches providing the smoothest, most reliable true bypass operation possible.  A DPDT Relay, Opto-FET and a MOSFET all work in concert to eliminate all clicks and volume issues while providing transparent true bypass.  There are more details on the FAQ Page.

Bypass Board

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5 Responses to Now with 3! Switches

  1. Al March 25, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Cool. I would love to see and understand how this works (schematics, code). But I guess it is too much to ask (every company needs to have trade secrets 🙂 )

    • admin March 25, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      Thanks! At some point soon, I hope to do a more technical post about our bypass system. Everything I use you can piece together from common concepts that are available, with the exception of the micro-controller driving the switching. The controller is the piece I get from VFE pedals.

  2. Jason March 25, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Is this backwards compatible with your earlier pedals? With or without the soft-bypass?

    • admin March 25, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      Yes! This system can be installed in any of the pedals that share the same 3 big knob, 1-3 trimmer control layout, which includes older Handpainted Black Dynamite MkII and Fiesta Fuzz MkII pedals that used mechanical true bypass. I haven’t figured out the cost specifics yet, but this will be offered for a fee.


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