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Anybody do a "mini loop" for perfect OD/Dist?

jamester

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Figured I'd see if anyone actually does this:

Basically using a "loop pedal" (not a looper) to chain say, an OD+EQ, or Comp+OD+EQ on their board so that the entire chain is used as a "pedal" when the loop is engaged.

Kind of a pain, and uses more cables and pedals, but seems like you could create your own custom OD sound this way..?
 

Bobby Wasabi

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I used to pair a Boss SD-1 with an MXR Smart Gate in a loop pedal, when boosting the lead channel of my amp.
 

southpaw pete

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I considered doing this with the OCD. I loved the touch sensitivity of the OCD, but felt it needed a touch of a boost in a certain freq to sound right in my setup (can't recall the exact freq at the moment). It would have been a good setup to put the OCD and an EQ pedal together through an effects loop pedal, but I figured it was too much of a hassle.
 

phazersonstun

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A while back i used a dual loop pedal i built that had 2 foot switches. One to toggle between the 2 loops & one to bypass the whole deal. One loop was a few dirt pedals & a delay as my rythm channel, the other a couple drive pedals, EQ & delay as my lead channel. I could bypass both loops with one stomp for clean & there adds pedals before & after the looper.

Hadn't thought about it in a while. I might have to resurrect that setup & see if I still dig it.
 

Longer

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I do this with my rig, thought everyone did! :)
I have 5 of 7 loops in play.
No loop is my clean
Loop 1 is for dirt - 4 pedals in all
Loop 2 - Pog2
Loop 3 - Lead - 4 pedals in all- including delay
Loop 4 Tune/Mute
Loop 5 - Audio Looper

I dig it, it's a fun setup.
 

jamester

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Cool, so I'm not totally crazy haha

Longer, it sounds like you're taking the idea to another level!
 

Longer

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Cool, so I'm not totally crazy haha

Longer, it sounds like you're taking the idea to another level!
Well... It almost feels old school, because programmable loopers are the next level! You plug in each effect individually, then program your combinations. Sounds like a great concept, but I can't justify the buy. :(

My setup works well for me. I sing and play, so I try to limit the tap dancing. So say for my solo tone I want my ProCo pushing my fuzz into my delay. (Channel 3) I turn them on before the song, then bring all 3 pedals into my signal path with one button when needed.

Anyway, if you enjoy stacking pedals, don't have time to dance, or just don't want to run through every pedal you have before you get to your amp, loopers are the way to go.
 

thewex

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yeah i actually put one or more drives in my Tim's loop. right now i just have the TS there. so i can go from those stacked to clean and vice versa with one tap
 






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