View Full Version : DIY Bypass Looper- Anyone Know "How To?"
03-15-2009, 07:27 PM
I'm wanting to put a simple true bypass looper together, as the schematics I've seen make 'em look pretty simple and I'd like to save a couple of bucks.
The trouble is, I don't know how to read schematics!
Has anyone done a simple "how to" step by step deal for making a looper??
03-15-2009, 08:05 PM
Check out this month's Guitar Player. There is a nice diagram that shows you how to hook it up. There are only 6 total real components in it. 3 resistors and 3 LED's. The rest of it is jack and switch wiring so it's very simple. You can probably get everything, enclosure included from www.pedalpartsplus.com (http://www.pedalpartsplus.com) for about $30 or $40 shipped. If I had a scanner, I'd gladly make an image for you.
You can check this place out though: http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2007/Nov/The_DIY_True_Bypass_Lesson.aspx
Most importantly, this section right here:
if you want to make it multiple ports, just run the line out from the switch to the line in of the next switch, like so:
The article in GP recommended 1k resistors. It should let the LED burn pretty bright without killing it.
03-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the info- good, informative stuff!
03-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Very easy. Just practice soldering and take your time. I have built numerous loopers and saved a ton doing it myself. I have some more diagrams and info if you need it, PM me.
03-16-2009, 08:04 PM
This will probably tell more than you want to know: http://www.singlecoil.com/tb-strip/tbstrip.html
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