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Craig A Davidson


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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 11:40 am    
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Has anybody rewired the remote switch for a Session 500 so that a 1/4 inch jack could be used? If so do you have a diagram of such?
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Kevin Mincke


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Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 12:36 pm    
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Craig, If I recall (leg remote not in front of me) that is a midi type (5) pin plug that also controls the phaser effect. I don't believe you'd be able to accomplish the use of all the effects using a 1/4" plug.
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Craig A Davidson


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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 2:14 pm    
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Kevin I am willing to accept not having the reverb control if I could get the other two effects.
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Scott Duckworth


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Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 2:57 pm    
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Here's the wiring of how the original 5 pin din plug is wired:

Pin 1 is the string effect (pin 1 and ground)
Pin 2 is the phase shifter (pin 2 and ground)
Pin 3 is the reverb.
They also use the ground pin.
The remote reverb is a 10K Audio pot.
Connect one end to Pin 3, connect the other end of the pot and center (wiper) to ground.

Here's a diagram:


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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 3:30 pm    
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Why wouldn't you use it as is? Are you trying to use it on a differen amp?
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Kevin Mincke


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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 3:42 pm    
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Personally, I wouldn’t alter the leg remote for a 500. They are very hard to find and worth$$ to someone without one. Repair yes, alter no. You’d have to most likely drill a hole in back panel to add another 1/4” .
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Scott Duckworth


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Post  Posted 1 Feb 2019 4:24 pm    
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Kevin Mincke wrote:
Personally, I wouldn’t alter the leg remote for a 500. They are very hard to find and worth$$ to someone without one. Repair yes, alter no. You’d have to most likely drill a hole in back panel to add another 1/4” .


You could get another 5 pin mini din plug, and make up a new switch box with cabbaging the old one. I had an old Session 500 that power amp was bad in and made a preamp box with places for a pedal and tuner in it... ran it into a powered PA speaker...





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Craig A Davidson


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 7:06 am    
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Richard Sinkler wrote:
Why wouldn't you use it as is? Are you trying to use it on a different amp?


I wqould love to use it as is but the pin end is so unreliable and I get tired of messing with it. So I figured I could just modify it.
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