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choosing a looper

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


  1. plasson

    plasson

    Mar 21, 2005
    hallo talk bassers...
    I have a mad idea in my brain... and I'd like to share it with you. :D
    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...

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    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. :p
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    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

    plasson

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

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Lyle Caldwell

    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.
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    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

    weeks82

    Oct 10, 2001
    Southern NH
    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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  7. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    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

    weeks82

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

    Bassosaurus

    Aug 27, 2005

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

    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...
     
  11. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    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

    fenderx55

    Jan 15, 2005
    NYC/Queens

    parli in italiano, è piu facile.
     
  13. plasson

    plasson

    Mar 21, 2005
    Ah!!!
    I didn't understand what you meant for MASTER BYPASS... now I do! :D
    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! :p
    don't you know a manufacturer (except Loooper) I could ask?

    Potrei farlo, ma credo che nessuno mi capirebbe! :D
     
  14. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    yeah, after I posted my last reply I thought about using two loopers.

    You could use two Boss LS-2 line selectors, it's not a true bypass pedal but would do what you want.