Close-up: Super Beatle/Beatle Foot Pedals

The US Vox V1143 Beatle and the V133 Series 90 amplifiers included this accessory five button foot pedal. This pedal controlled reverb, tremolo, distortion (fuzz), MRB (mid range boost) and "repeat percussion." Four color coded pilot lamps illuminated to indicate that the related effect was engaged. If you look closely, you will notice that there is a colored washer under the switch nuts that correlates to the color of the indicator lamps.

This foot pedal becomes an extension of the control panel as the switches for the distortion feature and "repeat percussion" are located only on the foot pedal. There is no way to actuate these features without the pedal.

The MRB foot switch is unique in that it does not have an indicator lamp and it does not have a latching mechanism. It is a "momentary" style switch. One must hold the button down to engage the effect. When you release the button, MRB  is turned off.

North Coast Music stocks exact original replacement pilot lamp assemblies in all four colors, replacement switch mechanisms, cable, six pin connector plugs, wiring schematics, and even the special spanner style nut used to secure the switches. Click here to go to the web page in the North Coast Music web site that offers these replacement parts.

The US Vox V1141 Beatle included this accessory four button foot pedal. This pedal controlled reverb, tremolo, distortion (fuzz) and MRB (mid range boost). A red pilot lamp illuminated to indicate that the distortion was engaged. If you look closely, you will notice that there is a red colored washer under the distortion switch mechanism.

This foot pedal becomes an extension of the control panel as the switch for the distortion feature is located only on the foot pedal. There is no way to actuate the fuzz without the pedal.

The MRB foot switch is unique in that it does not have an indicator lamp and it does not have a latching mechanism. It is a "momentary" style switch. One must hold the button down to engage the effect. When you release the button, MRB  is turned off.




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