Finished my looper

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by noodle_world, Aug 31, 2005.


  1. noodle_world

    noodle_world Member

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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..


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    painted it =)

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    my little yellow submarine. haha :D

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    the hard work. :confused:
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    trying it out in the dark if were on stage..

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    here it is on the board.
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    now im tru-bypassed.. well all my pedals were except the ts-9 haha.

    :dude

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  2. 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?
     
  3. noodle_world

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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
     
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    Wow!
    It looks like a zvex looper :D

    very nice
     
  7. noodle_world

    noodle_world Member

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    haha, i used zvex as an inspiration. good eye!
     
  8. 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?
     
  9. 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!
     
  10. noodle_world

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    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
     
  11. noodle_world

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

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    i forgot what gauge i used sorry.
     
  12. akahector

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    you don't mean a 9v is needed for each switch, do you?
     
  13. noodle_world

    noodle_world Member

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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.
     
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    I cant seem to find the schematics on Arons page. Can ya help a brother out?
    THanks!
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. noodle_world

    noodle_world Member

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    dave, i posted a picture. can you not see it?
     
  17. noodle_world

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    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
     
  18. PacoCasanovas

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    a few add notes:

    the 3PDT Switch

    1-2-3
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    4-5-6
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    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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