Mark V footswitch connections

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Mark V footswitch connections

Post by guitarsawicki » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:59 am

Hello!

I believe that Mark V 90 W 8 pin din connector is just 7 on/off connectors and power for footswitch. So the pins should be: Channel 2, Channel 3, Reverb, Mute, FX loop, Solo and EQ. The ground is needed of course. So I have 8 pin din connector and I am planning to build a connector box to my pedal board. The connector box has two stereo jacks connected to Boss ES-5 CTL 1/2 and CTL 3/4 jacks. I could connect to Mark V chan 2, chan 3, solo and eq jacks, but I want to use 8 pin din cable. So does anybody know how the 8 pin din is connected? I could build a test bench but I don't know what happens if I connect power pin to say channel 3 pin.

RJM Mini Amp Gizmo and the 20 feet cable is about 400 €. I don't want to by that, because I think it's possible to build a connector box by using original Mark V footswitch cable.

I hope you understand what I mean. I can always try to explain this more clearly.

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Re: Mark V footswitch connections

Post by Eevil » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:26 am

guitarsawicki wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:59 am
Hello!

I believe that Mark V 90 W 8 pin din connector is just 7 on/off connectors and power for footswitch. So the pins should be: Channel 2, Channel 3, Reverb, Mute, FX loop, Solo and EQ. The ground is needed of course. So I have 8 pin din connector and I am planning to build a connector box to my pedal board. The connector box has two stereo jacks connected to Boss ES-5 CTL 1/2 and CTL 3/4 jacks. I could connect to Mark V chan 2, chan 3, solo and eq jacks, but I want to use 8 pin din cable. So does anybody know how the 8 pin din is connected? I could build a test bench but I don't know what happens if I connect power pin to say channel 3 pin.

RJM Mini Amp Gizmo and the 20 feet cable is about 400 €. I don't want to by that, because I think it's possible to build a connector box by using original Mark V footswitch cable.

I hope you understand what I mean. I can always try to explain this more clearly.

Cheers
David Sawicki
Channel switches are using some digital controller but other controls are just on/off buttons. If I remember correctly the channel logic is using only one pin.

Em custom makes also small midi -> footswitch dongle. http://eng.emcustom.eu/midi-interface.html
No idea if it works :)
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Re: Mark V footswitch connections

Post by guitarsawicki » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:36 pm

I found the 12 V pin. When back plate chan 1/chan 2/chan 3/Footswitch rotary switch is on chan 3, I could change solo, FX loop, EQ, reverb, mute on or off by shorting the pins with ground. But I could not change the channel. So you are right. Channel changing is digital. I will probably buy EM Custom Midi Interface. Thanks for the comments.
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Jim Dunlop Cry Baby 535Q
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Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
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Re: Mark V footswitch connections

Post by guitarsawicki » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:12 am

I ordered EM Custom Mark V midi interface. No delay when changing channels. Highly recommended!
Mark V 90W 2013 head
2x12 vertical metal grill 1995 cabinet with EVM12L and C90 speakers
Doubleneck Stratocaster
Jim Dunlop Cry Baby 535Q
Boss CE-2 Chorus
Boss DM-2 Analog Delay
Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
Boss HF-2 Hiband Flanger
Boss HR-2 Harmonist

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