choosing a looper

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by plasson, Oct 13, 2005.

1. plasson

Mar 21, 2005
hallo talk bassers...
I have a mad idea in my brain... and I'd like to share it with you.
I need your help.
My english is very bad, but I'll try to explain it as best as I can...

What I'd like to have is something like this...

switch #1 switches between A/bypass
switch #2 switches between B/bypass
switch #3 switches between C/bypass
switch #4 switches between A+B/bypass
switch #5 switches between A+C/bypass
switch #6 switches between B+C/bypass
switch #7 switches between A+B+C/bypass

if I'm playing with the loop A activated and press, say, the switch number 2, I'd want the loop to switch between A and B, not to sum B to A...

Do you know a looper producer that can do something like this?
I've already contacted Mr Loooper and he told me it is not possible...

huh... I guess it's hard to understand...
Sorry again for my bad englis.

Oct 14, 2002
Lower Westchester, NY
why not just have a looper with individual on/off switches for loops a,b +c and a master bypass? That way you can take in/out any combination of loops you want with one switch.

3. plasson

Mar 21, 2005
Uhm... not sure I've understood...
Do you mean a looper like this?

4. Lyle Caldwell

Sep 7, 2004
Memphis
OK, here's what will do what you want that will still be doable:

First, you want a transparent splitter to feed ouputs A, B, and C. Get an Axess BS-2 for \$135.

Next, you want a "looper" (not really, but we'll call it that) with three inputs and three outputs. Plug the three outputs of the BS-2 into the three inputs of the "looper".

On the "looper" you want 4 switches. One to toggle A on/off, one to toggle B on/off, one to toggle C on/off, and one master bypass.

That's as good as a non-MIDI switcher can get for reasonable cost - you can build one that will do anything, but the cost and complexity will go up very quickly. It would be more cost effective and practical at that point to go to a MIDI switcher.

Oct 14, 2002
Lower Westchester, NY
No.

I mean a loooper with 4 switches.

Switch A puts effects loop A on/off
Switch B puts effects loop B on/off
Switch C puts effects loop C on/off
Master bypass switch (MB) takes all loops in / out of signal chain.

So, with A and B on and MB off you get A+B. With A and B on, and MB on, you have no effects at all since the master bypass is on.

6. weeks82

Oct 10, 2001
Sorry to butt in but i have a looper question....I think this is a dumb question, but oh well.

With something like the pic, can you have mulitiple loops on at the same time ?

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Oct 14, 2002
Lower Westchester, NY
yes, that's just what I was describing. Except that pedal has a tuner mute, not a master bypass

8. weeks82

Oct 10, 2001
thanks, i knew it was a dumb question but I wanted to make sure before i bought one.

9. Bassosaurus

Aug 27, 2005

That is how I see it. Will that work for you?

10. plasson

Mar 21, 2005
it's just that n this way I couldn't for example switch between loop A and loop B+C or from bypass to A+B (it's just an example) in one switch pression...

Oct 14, 2002
Lower Westchester, NY
true. Is this something you do frequently?
with this you could. you keep MB on, put A & B on. Then when you need A+B, take MB off.

12. fenderx55

Jan 15, 2005
NYC/Queens

parli in italiano, è piu facile.

13. plasson

Mar 21, 2005
Ah!!!
I didn't understand what you meant for MASTER BYPASS... now I do!
It could be good, but I do need the switching between A and B+C. >_<
anyway, I think I can do it with 2 loopers... but the one I described woul be great!
don't you know a manufacturer (except Loooper) I could ask?

Potrei farlo, ma credo che nessuno mi capirebbe!