OPTIONS: Desktop Format.
Desktop format is where we essentially replace the footswitches with minitoggles and eliminate the indicator LEDs. The control layout is done a bit differently to suit as well. This format is for people that want to use something primarily on a tabletop, or on top of a keyboard, or something along those lines.
When operating standard footswitches by hand, you sortof have to manhandle the device a bit, the table kinda shakes around a bit, things want to tip over from pressing on the footswitch, and the footswitch makes a loud ~KLACK~ when operated (not good for recording environments or solemn environments such as when a Hammond organ player takes a gig at a funeral home or church service. You don't want your switch-flipping to attract more attention than the service being presented). So footswitches are replaced with very high quality minitoggles to bypass and engage the devices. Everything is still True Bypass of course.
In the pictures below is an example of desktop format. This device is our VALVEN unit made specifically for Hammond organ players (yea yea ... I know it says "BURN" on it but that unit is a prototype of our VALVEN overdrive for vintage Hammonds. The name got changed to settle the restless). It is constructed in Desktop Format. Note that on this particular device we went ahead and put the I/O jacks on the SOUTH-END so the cords will have a graceful run instead of having them sticking out of the NORTH-END and making placement of this unit difficult. In the pictures below it's clear to see how the SOUTH-END I/O on this device has worked out very well.
You can also plainly see the true bypass minitoggle on the upper-left of the control plate. The knobs are arranged so that they are optimum for the application, in this case mounting the device on an endblock of a 1965 Hammond A102 console organ. The placement of the bypass toggle was important on this device, the switch had to be located in a place where it wouldn't accidently get flipped, so it kinda got tucked away into the corner purposely.
So you can kinda get the picture here. I'll work with you on knob and switch layout to suit the application as best as we can. On some models we have the option of doing the control layout so that the I/O jacks are on the SOUTH-END of the enclosure, others a NORTH-END I/O is more preferable .. it's all up to you. Ask us about what it is you wish to do .. the worst thing that can happen is I'll tell you "no thanks".
To be announced.