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LED lenses

Kind of a filler post here…but lately, I’ve been outfitting my pedals’ bypass indicators with these fresnel lens covers instead of bezels. Generally speaking, I think a lot of pedal manufacturers need to tone it down with the brightness of these LEDs. Perhaps it’s common that stage lights (or playing outdoors) warrant an annoyingly bright indicator, but I always felt it was overkill.┬áIf I ever ran into the issue, I’d just change the LED resistor to something higher, or I’d just swap the LED (usually water clear) to a diffused one.

Anyway, back to these lenses. I just think they look great. I really like the way they diffuse the light, even in cases where the LED is brighter than I’d normally like it.

This Foxpedal Refinery actually had a fresnel lens cover (flat version) for the LED, but I replaced it the one seen here and swapped the red LED with a warm white one. Since this pedal is always on, this LED is now like a mini lantern!

Easy Mod

bought a pack of LEDs of varying colors off of amazon (3mm & 5mm) and decided to swap the LEDs on a couple pedals. for the Maxon chorus I had to do this because under the stage lights — with the stock diffused red LED — it would sometimes appear that the pedal was on when it was not.

for the DD-5, I just did it for fun.

coming soon: most recent pedalboard arrangement and new Pedaltrain case from Brady Cases.

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