DIY Fender Super Champ Footswitch

Written by rina shah
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Using a footswitch with a Fender Super Champ amplifier is ideal for live situations when a change between the clean and effects channels with minimal fuss is needed. If you do not have the official Fender footswitch for the Super Champ, it is possible to use a generic pedal to get the same effect. You can use a single-button switch to change channels, or a two-button switch to blend the two effects together. Setting up the Fender Super Champ with your own generic pedal is not a time-consuming project and can be done within 10 minutes.

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Things you need

  • Fender Champ
  • Generic guitar footswitch
  • Patch cable
  • Electric guitar
  • Instrument cable

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  1. 1

    Plug the Fender Super Champ amplifier into a working power outlet. Locate the footswitch input socket in the rear panel of the amplifier.

  2. 2

    Connect the patch cable to the input socket on the generic footswitch cable. Connect the other end of the patch cable to the footswitch socket on the amplifier.

  3. 3

    Insert an instrument cable into the guitar jack. Insert the other end into the input socket on the amplifier. Turn on the amplifier. Adjust the volume levels on both channels of the amplifier.

  4. 4

    Test the foot pedal by depressing the switch while simultaneously strumming the guitar. Take note of the channel light and see if it changes between the channel numbers on the amplifier. If successfully connected, there is an audible difference between the two channels.

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