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DD-20 users... what are using for tap tempo?

dk_ace

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I think I'm about to pick up a DD-20 to test side-by-side with my DL4. I use tap tempo all the time, so I need an external tap to give the DD20 a fair shake. I know about the boss fs5u, but I imagine that most of you have found something that you like better. What is it?

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Soothsayer

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I bought a Loop master tap tempo used in the emporium, never tried the Fs5U. I like this little tap tempo though. In my setup there is no noise or popping when engaged.

 

dk_ace

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Wow that thing is tiny! It looks like a much better choice than the Boss tap. Thanks guys!

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jrm

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A gentleman here on the board built me a tiny little tap tempo (about the size of the loopmater one) with a softswitch. I love it. I think his username is BTBAM.
 

selahvie

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I bought just the switch from loopmaster and installed it with two wires and a 1/4" jack in my ABY pedal to conserve some real estate... If you have a little extra space, though, the loopmaster one is as compact as it gets.
 

puddinstone

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I like the boss one. I find the smaller ones flip over easily, or move around too much. The boss one is quiet too! (edit: by quiet I mean they don't "click" loudly when you step on them)
 

MagicNelson

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+1 on the FS-5U. Only problem with mine is I can't get the darn velcro to stick to the bottom of it. It always comes off! How do you hold yours down to the board?
 

Mincer

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i used the loop master, which is nice, but ckick-y (loud), and it doesn't stay put because it is so light.
 

fr8_trane

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Radioshack sells a non latching sustain pedal for keyboards that does the trick nicely. Its about 3"x4".
 
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I just got the dd-20 and I love it...so quick question

why do you need an external tap-tempo switch?
Why not just use the tap-tempo pedal on the dd-20???
Just wanna know what the benifit is to buying an external pedal just for tap tempo??
 

dk_ace

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I just got the dd-20 and I love it...so quick question

why do you need an external tap-tempo switch?
Why not just use the tap-tempo pedal on the dd-20???
Just wanna know what the benifit is to buying an external pedal just for tap tempo??
Because I play live and I need to be able to tap the tempo in quickly if the drummer starts at a slightly (or hugely - depending on the drummer)different tempo than I set the preset for. I don't have time to hold down the pedal and wait a couple seconds.

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