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How to make a true bypass switch like a loopmaster or loooper?

blueswah

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Anybody have links or info on:

How to make a true bypass switch like a loopmaster or loooper?
 

this1smyne

Senior Member
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ha! me neither, but if you wanted to build A true bypass strip, this could get you by ;)
 

ultisimo

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This should not be taken as a personal insult toward anyone because I don't know any of you:

It's a shame that I see so many people on this forum asking advice on how to make someone else's product. If you're not smart enough to figure it out for yourself, why don't you just buy one from the guy who figured it out, started a company and makes his living doing it? This stuff's not rocket science or brain surgery. Price it out. You're not even going to save much money sourcing all the parts and taking the time to make it yourself.
There's nothing wrong with old the fashioned "roll up your sleeves and do it yourself" attitude. It's how companies get started. I'm sure it's likely how Loop Master got started.
Ok, back to the point. What's with everyone on the GP asking how to make someone else's product? If you're so inspired to rip off someone else's work rather than just paying them for the product that supports them, then use the 6 inches between your ears and figure it out. With the resources on electronics, schematics, and gear info available on the net these days, it should take no time at all.
 

hdahs143

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Define "someone else's product". There are several companies who make true bypass loopers in some fashion or the other, including Loop-Master, Road Rage, and Keeley, just to name a few. None of them hold a patent on the idea. Just as BYOC and GGG offer alternatives to boutique pedal prices to those enterprising enough to build it themselves. Nobody is getting ripped off, as you put it. The guy is just looking for info on how to go about it, of which there is obviously a wealth of available. I can assure you that if you had no electronics chops, and I placed all the materials in front of you, without some sort of guidance or instructions, you would be SOL. Time to build is a consideration as well. I am an ET, and recently purchased a looper from Road Rage. I'm quite capable of doing it myself, and could have sourced the parts, and gone that way, or bought the DIY kit from Road Rage. I chose to let them build it, because of time considerations. They can do it faster and better than me because of repetition. And I have other things to occupy my time with. Time is money. Some folks have more time than money, and some have more money than time. So while you had the intention of not being insulting, you missed the mark with comments like "use the 6 inches between your ears" and figure it out.

There is a broader picture out there. Perhaps you should spend some time embracing it, as opposed to condemning others, who are looking at their options. There is a niche in the market for just about everybody.
 

SocraticTele

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ultisimo - a looper is not a 'product' any more than a hamburger is. Asking for a recipe for hamburger is fine; asking for X's recipe for hamburger is not.

Plus, you seem to contradict yourself at several points. For instance, you say "With the resources on electronics, schematics, and gear info available on the net these days, it should take no time at all" and yet you scold the OP for using said resources in exactly the way you suggest. Elsewhere you say "There's nothing wrong with old the fashioned "roll up your sleeves and do it yourself" attitude" and yet, isn't this exactly what the original poster is attempting? To do it himself? What exactly is it that angers you here? No one owns a switching model - they cannot be copyrighted.
 




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