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Pedals that have SHITE bypass

7/19/2000 1:53 PM
Tim
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Pedals that have SHITE bypass
My favorite 2 pedals to use for my Stratocaster imitation guitar are the Electroharmonics Big Muff Pi (new version) and the MXR distortion pedal (small orange thing).  
 
These pedals rule, specially if u run the MXR into the Muff and turn them both to full on.  
 
But there's one small problem: both of these pedals suffer from a _shit_ bypass: The effect on my lovely clean tone from these 2 pedals combined is awful: it gets all muffled and shitty-sounding. The treble is gone. No amount of amp twiddling will compensate.  
 
Its not the cables, cos the same cables work fine with my Boss/Fuzzface combo. Its not batteries, cos Ive tried new batteries. I've tried both the MXR and Muff individually and they each seem to effect (ie ruin) the clean tone when bypassed.  
 
Does anyone know any tricks that can compensate for pedals that have a shitty bypass? I was hoping maybe there is some kind of switch you can buy so I could fix it up like this:  
 
 
##########  
#oooooo..# |-----------------|  
########## | |  
#Marshall#--(junction) |Switch|----(Guitar)  
########## | |  
########## |--|Muff|--|MXR|--|  
 
 
So when the switch is in position 1 the pedals are totally bypasssed.  
 
Any ideas any1? Any1 know where I can get a foot operated switch like that?  
 
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- Jim Morrison  
 
Tim

 
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R.G. Check 7/19/2000 2:19 PM