Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

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Butch Farrell
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Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

Post by Butch Farrell » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:44 pm

So i did a search here to see if there was any info on how to switch my 333xl via midi using a Voodoo Control switcher and the last entry was in 2015. Has anyone accomplished this and is there any new info in the subject?
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

Post by JohnClark » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:10 pm

I believe these amps use a somewhat proprietary switching setup where the amp is actually responding to a variable voltage on one pin rather than by making or breaking connections between individual pins... basically even with a Control Switcher, you would need a custom box that at least has some resistors in it.
Alternatively, one might be able to replace the actual switches in the original footswitch with jacks to connect to the 1/4" jacks on a Control Switcher.
All of this is untested of course!

Wanna send me your amp so I can figure it out? ;)
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Meowtant
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Re: Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

Post by Meowtant » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:57 pm

I am the tech that will be working on Butch's rig. What we've ended up having to do (for now) is to install a 5-pin DIN jack on the Bugera footswitch that is hardwired to the momentary switches for each channel. This will allow us to use the Control Switcher in momentary mode. Control Switcher due to arrive this week. Will update if we're successful. As for the custom box w/ resistors you mentioned - I had already planned to try that. I have the specs for the proprietary footswitch and the amp schematics. VERY weird switching system. I plan to build an interface box to test at some point. If that works, I'LL update w/ info as well.

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wyldesociety_ed
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Re: Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

Post by wyldesociety_ed » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 pm

So after a * load of * with Voodoo Labs and Bugera i have the solution and proof that you can use a Voodoo Labs Control Switcher with the Bugera 333XL 120 watt amp head.

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Re: Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

Post by wyldesociety_ed » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:04 pm

Yes i have the solution

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Re: Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

Post by JohnClark » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:20 am

You got info out of Bugera!?! Right on!

So is it directly controllable or do you have to resort to doing the modified footswitch trick?
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markos7
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Re: Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

Post by markos7 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:06 am

Hi. We have midi switchers for man amps, also for Bugera.
The Bugera needs voltage and pulse switching.
http://emcustom.eu/midi-interface.html
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Mika79
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Re: Bugera 333xl and a Voodoo Control Switcher?

Post by Mika79 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:24 pm

Did someone meanwhile found a way to switch this amp via the Voodoo Control switcher? So far I´m only able to switch the effect loop on with the switcher with the help of a TS/TS to TRS cable and a adaptcer to the 5 Pin on the Bugera amp.

Best regards
Mika

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