|Here is the front view of the
pedal. The switch is a
push on / push off
3 pole switch.
In one state the mic is on and connected to the PA and in the other state, the mic is totally muted.
The pedal is built into an aluminum project box for shielding from hum and noise.
|Back view of pedal.
Two XLR connectors are used. One that goes to the mic (female) on the right and one that goes to the PA (male) on the left.
|You can see the pedal is pretty
small and will easily fit into my gig bag.
It is also built very sturdy so hopefully it will last forever.
|I put some felt feet onto the
bottom to prevent the pedal from slipping around
when I use it.
|Here is the schematic of the
mute pedal I found on the Internet. The only unique
item is the 1000 uF cap which needs to be
non-polarized. This is accomplished by connecting 2
470 uF 6.3V polarized caps in parallel with the +
side of one cap connected to the - side of the other
and vise versa. The schematic says 1000 uF but with
this arrangement we use 940 uF which seems to work