Guitar Effect Bypass Circuit

Posted on May 2, 2012

Observing my `Boss` pedals and how they were switched on and off I figured there must be more to it. It took me only about 4 hours to design and test this circuit, It works very well and I`m really satisfied with it so I`ll be using it in all the effect pedals I build. It`s a very clean bypass both electronically and mechanically.

Guitar Effect Bypass Circuit
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How it works: the first stage in the schematic is a 4011 nand gate chip set up as a debounced switch to give the logic pulses from the switch to the flip flop. The second stage is the flip flop, this is a 4027 JK flip flop set up in toggle mode, this cont

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