How 'essential' is a true bypass loop?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by UnDoNe, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. UnDoNe


    Dec 6, 2002
    Ok, so I'm nearly done with my pedalboard! I wanted to add a true bypass loop and tuner mute, but the more I think about it, it seems I may not REALLY need one. So far I'm running...

    TU-2 > Sovtek Muff > Bassballs > Tonefactor 442 Filter.

    I know the 442 is the only true bypass pedal there, but would the benefits of a loop and tuner mute be very big?

    Comments and suggestions welcome! :)
  2. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    Do you have a noticeable change in tone/volume when running through all the pedals turned off? If yes, get one. If not, or it doesn't matter to you, then don't. I'm in the latter group (high end roll off + don't care).
  3. I'm in the I don't really care group, but I did order a loop-master A/B true-bypass looper with tuner mute. I just wanted to have the ability to just remove the effects in case there was an "issue" and something started to go awry during a set and I didn't want to deal with it.
  4. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science!

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
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  5. Lebowsky

    Lebowsky Effects Forum Resident Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    well you have very few pedals, and I don't have much experience with those. if you feel the tone suck, then get one. I think one of the most essential thing to isolate is the tuner, so get a tuner out at least.
  6. johans

    johans G.U.I - Groovin' under influence

    Oct 28, 2004
    the Bay Area, CA
    i thought .. everything except the TU-2 are true by pass? :)