Truebypass loop pedal

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  1. HugoBazZ

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    whats a Good cheap true bypass loop pedal?
    I've been looking at the ls-2 but lets say i just want a on-off loop pedal for no money.
    what is there for me?
  2. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

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    If by no money you mean little money, Saturnworks and Loop-Master make passive loop pedals in the $30-$40 range.
  3. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing. Supporting Member

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    If you want to save cash, build your own. This is about the easiest router you could set out to build. A small Hammond box, four jacks, and a foot switch. I hate to leave a cocky 'build your own' response but you did mention no (little) money.

    Btw, the LS-2 is not true bypass; it is buffered in all states.
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  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    TC Electonics Ditto. Less than $100. Done.
  7. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing. Supporting Member

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    I agree there!

    But the i think the OP meant a 'loop bypass router' not a phrase sampler/looper. :smug:
  8. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing. Supporting Member

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    Bingo. OP, there you go. The bean dip can is brilliant. :)
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    +1.
  10. aphexafx

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    any of these do the momentary switching? like I press down on the pedal and the effect is on, but I pull off the pedal and it shuts off, as opposed to tapping on my ls2 twice?
  12. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

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    Not the typical loop switch, but common. You can order them that way, or make it that way yourself with your bean dip can. You just use a latching footswitch instead of a standard on/off switch.

    This doesn't have the loop, but I know JHS makes a tiny killswitch using one of these type switches, and it's sometimes billed as a "manual tremolo", which I think is funny.
    http://www.jhspedals.com/products/guitar-pedals/stutter-switch/
  13. jumblemind

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    The bean can was the first thing I thought of! StewMac is good like that. But unless you already have some parts laying around, buying one from the companies already mentioned would probably come out cheaper than a true bypass switch, four quality jacks and some wire...assuming you have solder stuff already, too.
  14. HugoBazZ

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    I like the DIY idea, but 2 problems. i have to buy a lot of stuff... i don't have any of the tools. also I'm afraid that i would mess it up and it ending up with a looper that kills my tone :S



    but i really like the ones you've posted! the saturn pedals are really cool! ill just need to find the cheapest, because as you said, they aloe do the same ;)
  15. BawanaRik

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    I can't help but think that BYOC or someone similar would offer a kit for this very thing.

    I have an LS-2 and while they may not be free they are a great pedal and after a tuner and a good cable would be what I would recommend.

    But not free.

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