i got the same word from strymon (it is possible to be done with a spst softswitch). that is great to hear.
if the switch is soldered on board, it shouldn't be that hard to desolder right? i haven't opened her up though...
oh yeah, that would be the easy part. make sure to get a desoldering pump if you don't already have one (around $5).
seems like it could work something like this:
first thing would be to have an anti-static mat and wrist strap (and a properly grounded soldering iron). as this pedal is like a little computer, you have to be mindful of static around the chips/dsp.
the second thing would be to install the pull up resistor (5k) from the 3.3v pin to the center pin.
thirdly, if you look at the way the boards are mounted, the switches hold that side of the board(s) in place so an alternative way to secure the board is needed.
i already think i have a clean solution for that problem. if you look inside you'll see they use a post to connect two boards together. i imagine you could find a post at a hardware store that could continue from the point they secure the boards together to say the bottom of the case where you could secure it with another screw.
the posts i am referring to would be like these:
once thats done it seems like it would just be dropping switches in and running wires from the contacts on the switch to the contacts on the board. i don't have any extra on hand to do a dry fit, but it seems as though they might fit inside the chassis as is (might have to bend the contacts on the switch to avoid the round over on the front of the case though, which would be no problem).
let me know what you find out from strymon. I'd be willing to send mine in for a pro softswitch mod. as you heard...it can be very hard for me to use the strymon's switches in concert. speaking of which, you should've just come on over and interrupted. I always do. I'm glad you were able to make it!
oh sorry, i didn't ask about sending it in, as i figured when i find time i'd just do it myself. i was asking more for technical details / if it can be done with the existing circuit. if you send them a note they'll get back to you quickly - terry was really helpful.
and hey i didn't want to interrupt, seems like he would be a good guy to know. fraufraulein would fit in well with the taiga lineup in my opinion