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

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by dk_ace, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. dk_ace

    dk_ace Member

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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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  2. anxiousmofo

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    Loopmaster tap tempo.
     
  3. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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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.

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  4. giggedy

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    I use the boss one
     
  5. dk_ace

    dk_ace Member

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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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  6. 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.
     
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    snow Member

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    +1 Loop-Master...
     
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    yamaha fc5


    12 bucks :BEER
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. puddinstone

    puddinstone Supporting Member

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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)
     
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    boss fs-5u. i agree, i think the smaller ones dont have enough space to put enough velcro to secure onto a board.
     
  13. fjs1962

    fjs1962 Silver Supporting Member

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    FS-5U user here too. Works great with the DD-20.
     
  14. MagicNelson

    MagicNelson Supporting Member

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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?
     
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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.
     
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    I ordered a soft switch tap tempo from BTBAM. About the same size as the loop-master.
     
  17. Soothsayer

    Soothsayer (Paul) Supporting Member

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    Please give us a compairison to the loopmaster when you get it.
     
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    fr8_trane Member

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    Radioshack sells a non latching sustain pedal for keyboards that does the trick nicely. Its about 3"x4".
     
  19. semi-hollowbody

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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??
     
  20. dk_ace

    dk_ace Member

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    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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