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Bypass loopers

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nextdimension, Aug 15, 2012.


  1. nextdimension

    nextdimension

    Jan 30, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I'm thinking about getting a bypass looper so I can switch on/off multiple pedals at once and have everything in a more convenient spot on my board.
    I have no experience on these at all so I'm just looking for some advice on which ones you all like the most. I've heard all the different arguments on true bypass vs buffered but thats not what I'm interested. I'm mostly just interested in having multiple effects triggered with one click. I do have one pedal, my mastotron, which has a pretty loud pop when I click it, so this should help me with that problem too.
    I see some of these are programable. So does that mean I can program different combinations of pedals or what? Cause that would really be awesome!:bassist:
     
  2. aens_wife

    aens_wife Commercial User

    Jun 14, 2011
    Co-owner, Dwarfcraft Devices
    Dear husband has a Chameleo Looper from One Control out of Japan. Super nice dudes and the looper has been great to use. Really easy to program and such.

     
  3. clsmooth

    clsmooth

    Aug 12, 2011

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  4. lethargytartare

    lethargytartare

    Sep 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Loopers cover the spectrum -- simple bypass, a/b, programmable...it's all about what you want to spend.

    I like (and built) the Moosapotamus paralooper (http://moosapotamus.net/paralooper.html) which is a simple 1 loop bypass, but with a dry mix feature, so I use it for a series of guitar pedals -- either to kick them all in our out together, or to use them independently with a good dose of the bass signal mixed back in.

    Start with your need and budget, then go crazy:

    http://www.rocktron.com/products/controllers/patchmateloop8floor/
    http://loooper.com/
    and the ones listed above.
     
  5. nextdimension

    nextdimension

    Jan 30, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Awesome, thank you. So I think I definitely want something programable after watching the videos on the Moen. How do you think that one compares with the Rocktron? I ask because my brother works at Guitar Center so I get a discount(probably shouldn't have mentioned that :D ) That seems to be the only one on there site that I'm very interested, but the Moen in already cheaper so I'd go with whichever is better, or more recommended at least.
    Those Buzz ones look cool, and cheaper. I'm in the US though so I don't know if shipping would kill me, never ordered from over seas before.
     
  6. domestique

    domestique

    Sep 5, 2011
    PA
    LoopMaster Bypass switches are amazing but expect at least a 3 month wait.
    http://www.loop-master.com/

    I have the 7 loop bypass with a tuner out and a mute button.
     
  7. clsmooth

    clsmooth

    Aug 12, 2011
    Without all the bells and whistles the Moen is a solid looper that is well worth the price. I have no tone suck or any issues what so ever, other than the innumerable amount of feet of George L's cable I had to purchase to make it all work.

    I think for the money, the Moen offers the best mix of features without all the bells and whistles or "boutiqueness" (if that's a word). Also, the foot print of the Moen fits on a pedal board nicely (albeit a large one). I haven't seen the buzz ones in person but they look pretty tall and boxy.

    I don't think you will be disappointed. Plus the Moen can control up to 9 pedals....that's a ton of pedals.
     
  8. nextdimension

    nextdimension

    Jan 30, 2008
    Austin, TX
  9. ics1974

    ics1974

    Apr 13, 2012
    I have a loopmaster as well. Great product but like already mentioned be prepared to wait a few months at least. These are completly hand made and well worth the wait.
     
  10. lethargytartare

    lethargytartare

    Sep 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Found another:
    http://www.amazon.com/VITOOS-PROGRAMABLE-EFFECTS-CONTROL-STATION/dp/B00573RGZW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_MI_1

    Sorry -- I've never used any of these though...

    I thought I found one a while ago that would let you daisy-chain multiple units -- so you could program across both units...can't find the reference again so maybe I misread, or maybe that IS a feature of one of these...

    The other thing to consider is going with one that you can return so you can just give it a test ride. With so many features, a critical factor might end up being how easy it is to set up and program -- and you'll only get that answer by using them.
     

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