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Truebypass loop pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by HugoBazZ, Feb 6, 2014.


  1. HugoBazZ

    HugoBazZ

    May 12, 2013
    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

    Aug 27, 2011
    Knoxville
    If by no money you mean little money, Saturnworks and Loop-Master make passive loop pedals in the $30-$40 range.
     
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  4. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    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.
     
  5. coughiefiend

    coughiefiend

    Nov 12, 2013
    Virginia
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!!

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

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    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.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    Bingo. OP, there you go. The bean dip can is brilliant. :)
     
  9. MCS4

    MCS4

    Sep 26, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    +1.
     
  10. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
  11. 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

    Aug 27, 2011
    Knoxville
    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

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Knoxville
    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

    HugoBazZ

    May 12, 2013
    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

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    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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