Finished my looper

noodle_world

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Hey guys i wanted to post some pics.

first off thanks to Ryan from pacificustom pedals for helping me with it.

"Sea of Loops"

5 looper with tuner mute

the LEDs i used were yellow, amber, red, white, blue, green, and flashing red for tuner..




painted it =)



my little yellow submarine. haha :D



the hard work. :confused:


trying it out in the dark if were on stage..






here it is on the board.


now im tru-bypassed.. well all my pedals were except the ts-9 haha.

:dude

closeups


 

TheGrooveking

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Looks Cool! That is nice job, I dig the paint scheme!

TheGrooveking

PS,

Where does one get a enclosure like that?
 

ryanspeer

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Heh heh heh! Man, I was WONDERING whatever came of that... Nice work and glad you're happy with it!

- Ryan
 

exodus

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Nice work man! That is one cool looking looper.


That makes me wonder... and hopefully some of you tone gurus will know the answer to this:

Even if you have all true bypass pedals, but say you have about 8 to 10 lined up in a row... does a looper improve the tone? It would seem like a looper reduces the amount of cable the signal has to flow through. Any thoughts?
 

j_hotch

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Looks great!

Would you be willing to share the schematic you used to build this? Also: what gauge of wire are you using?

Thanks!
 

noodle_world

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Originally posted by exodus
Nice work man! That is one cool looking looper.


That makes me wonder... and hopefully some of you tone gurus will know the answer to this:

Even if you have all true bypass pedals, but say you have about 8 to 10 lined up in a row... does a looper improve the tone? It would seem like a looper reduces the amount of cable the signal has to flow through. Any thoughts?
technically the tone would be better because the pedals are always engaged and especially when you dont use all the pedal its better for the signal to go through all the looper then all the pedals that are tru-bypassed already.

my ear cant really tell a difference but i use the tube delay and it helps to have the delay nice and warm all the time when i engage it then me just activating it and turning it off. it puts less strain on all your pedals switches too!

:dude
 

noodle_world

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Originally posted by j_hotch
Looks great!

Would you be willing to share the schematic you used to build this? Also: what gauge of wire are you using?

Thanks!
there are schematics for tru-bypass loopers. Aron Nelson has a great one.





i forgot what gauge i used sorry.
 

noodle_world

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nope, all you need is one.

all you're doing is lighting the leds. make sure you ground correctly or it wont light up.
 

dave-o

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I cant seem to find the schematics on Arons page. Can ya help a brother out?
THanks!
 

Madsman

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Can you save a lot of money by doing it yourself like this? A lot meaning in terms of %... obviously $50 or $100 isn't a lot of money in the greater scheme of guitar rigs.

This would be the kind of DIY project I think I could do, and I'm about ready to order a big loooper or something like it. If I could spend $50-100 instead of $100-200, I think I'd like to do this.
 

noodle_world

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Originally posted by Madsman
Can you save a lot of money by doing it yourself like this? A lot meaning in terms of %... obviously $50 or $100 isn't a lot of money in the greater scheme of guitar rigs.

This would be the kind of DIY project I think I could do, and I'm about ready to order a big loooper or something like it. If I could spend $50-100 instead of $100-200, I think I'd like to do this.
just to give you a sense of what you are doing:

my 5 loop plus tuner mute with different colors costed me around 80 dollars.

if you were to buy one it would cost 150.

its an easy project but can take a day or 2 of soldering. and i burned myself because i wasnt careful. im a poor college student that wanted to custom my own and so i did. if you look in the gear emporium, people are selling thiers for almost the same price as if you were to buy it. it takes a lot of time and patience, as with anything you build. if you do decide to do it, good luck.

:dude
 

PacoCasanovas

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a few add notes:

the 3PDT Switch

1-2-3
-------
4-5-6
-------
7-8-9

three rows à 3 switches

solder 4 and 7 together, 5 is the input, 8 the output, 6 goes to the effect, 9 comes from the effect....on 6 and on 9 you add a "pull-down-resistor" about 2.2MOhms to ground. left 1 open, a resistor (470Ohm to 1KOhm) from 9V to pin 2 of the switch and pin 3 goes to the LED....

now...you're clicknoise-free!;)


Hey noodle-world

Wow!
great pedal! Looks really cool....(i like the submarine!:dude ) Great work man!!!

i built one too a few monts ago.....but just 2 switches in a Hammond-box (1590BB)
 




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