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How to use a NOPE with EHX superswitcher/ Boss ES-8 and alike control outputs

There have been a few of these questions during the last months.
So here is what you can do if you want to use a NoPe switch at the control outputs of an ES-8 or superswich or whatever unit is out there that hav 5V control signals to be programmed.

Also if your control unit does not put out control signals and instead uses a switch its easy as one side of the switch needs +5V from the circuit and the other one then connects to the input of the NoPe.

There is an electronically good and a bad solution (of course the bad one is faster to achieve) but we focus on the “good” one here.

This is what you need to do:

  • Remove C1
  • Replace R3 (10k) with 100k
  • Replace R1 (68k) with 1k
  • lift (cut off) pin 3 of IC1
  • Connect GND of controller to GND of Nope
  • Connect Control of Controller to SW. (mind the dot!)  its the pad next to C3

For reference here is where the bits and pieces are located:

True bypass relay module prototype

Due to the high demand from our customers we are currently working on a ready-to-use module to be used in any pedal either replacing an existing 3PDT switch or for your next new build.

We are currently testing the latest prototype and when feedback is good we will immediately make it available to everyone.

Its only 23x21mm in size!

Response was overwhelming, so we decided to give something else a go:

A 2PDT replacement relay true bypass.

Both are available now here:

Aguilar (TM) Tonehammer 500 silent mod

When a client approached me to silence his Tonehammer amp I took on the task. Here is the short story what we did.

There are two cheap fans 50x50x10mm used in the stock amp. Although they are not super noisy but due to their size and rpm needed they make an annoying pitched noise.

This is whats in there:

So we took them out and replaced them with some high-end silent fans 60x60x25 and its making no noticeable noise now. To fit the backside fan we had to design and 3D print an adapter which allowed us to use the original holes to mount the much larger new fan.

This is how it looks after the mod:

Feel free to contact us if you wish something similar done to your amp. (Of course warranty will be void after the mod but we send you back the original parts to undo the mod – just in case.)

UPDATE: Due to high demand we have revisited the modification, turned on our 3D printers and came up with an easy to use for everyone solution. Check it out here:

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