could I used a loooper for tap tempo?

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  1. TimH

    TimH Member

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    I've got a 1 loop loooper sitting in my bag of dead gear. Can anyone say if I'd be able to use it as a tap tempo switch or not?
     
  2. jkokura

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    Not likely. It's probably a latching 3PDT switch. Most tap tempos are momentary SPST switches.

    However, with some modification I bet you can use the enclosure as one. However, it would be sort of a silly step to take to modify it so largely when you could easily build a tap tempo box for a few bucks.

    Jacob
     
  3. tdk8709

    tdk8709 Senior Member

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    You can easily mod it with a momentary switch, then you would have a tap tempo with 4 separate jacks.
     
  4. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    You'd need to check whether the gear you're tapping needs an Always open or Always closed tap tempo, then install the right kind...
     
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    You know, depending on how big your looper is, you can maybe just drill another two holes for the extra SPST and TRS jack.
     
  6. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    You can modify the looper. You would have to bypass the loop and then replace the switch w/ a momentary switch and solder the connections to only one of the jacks and remove the other jack.
     

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