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Life after Looper...

The_Wretched

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Who has found that a pedal swithcher/looper makes the whole pedalboard experience better?

Loopers can get pretty damn pricey...

what's your take on the whole thing.

Who's bought one and said... not worth it and sold it?

I'm running quite a few pedals... see sig.
 
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goodhonk

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m9 introduced me to the looper. tried a couple of the boss ones and settled on the original boomerang. it's my favorite pedal.

 

Clean Channel

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If you're talking about a bypass loop: I got one and never looked back.

If you're talking about a loop station: I got one and never looked back.
 

zwolf

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Who has found that a pedal swithcher/looper makes the whole pedalboard experience better?
Me. I got a road rage 6 button looper and it's been a pleasure to use my pedalboard ever since. The only problem (as one poster already mentioned) is that now I wish I had a couple more loops:jo

Will never go back to the tap dance. Or in my case, more of an awkward one footed lurch step.
 

Clean Channel

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Me. I got a road rage 6 button looper and it's been a pleasure to use my pedalboard ever since. The only problem (as one poster already mentioned) is that now I wish I had a couple more loops:jo

Will never go back to the tap dance. Or in my case, more of an awkward one footed lurch step.
By the by, mine is a Road Rage looper as well.

The build quality is amazing, and they're great people to deal with.

Aside from stomping down with all my might while playing shows, I've tripped over, and kicked mine accidentally more times than I can count, and it's never given me a single problem.
 

nrvana8775

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I'm using software for my looping.

Had three gibson edps for their sync ability, but it became too much.

Ableton: record loop, drag audio to new clip. It's dramatically affected my workflow, in a positive way.
 

tibbon

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With that many pedals, it doesn't seem to be that big of a difference honestly, but that's just me.

Do you really find yourself facing problems that you're trying to fix, or just trying to buy more gear? Look at how many major artists aren't using loopers. This isn't a *must have*.
 

jimmys95

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I tried a 4 loop bypass strip and couldn't get on with it, took up too much room on my board, used too much cable and I wasn't happy with the tone when stacking pedals in different loops.
 

Once Far Off

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I couldn't go without one. I sing a lot when I play, so I need it to be easy to switch. I used to run 2 loopers so that I could still use all the pedals in my chain if I wanted to:



I used Switch #1 on the right to switch my 'clean' channel (Loop 1: Boost>Comp>Timmy) and my other switcher (Loop 2)
Switch #2 was for medium gain (loop 1 - SD>DLS0 or High gain (Brownie>LM)

I did this so that I could access all of my dirt pedals in whatever combo I wanted. I could switch between sections by hitting both buttons together. I ran this for a while and realized I was only using certain sounds, so I went with a loop-master ABC looper. It's a lot better for what I'm doing:



Now, I have 3 switched loops, Clean, Med Gain, High gain and only have to hit one switch. It's so much easier than tap dancing.
 

Loop-Master

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I couldn't go without one. I sing a lot when I play, so I need it to be easy to switch. I used to run 2 loopers so that I could still use all the pedals in my chain if I wanted to:



I used Switch #1 on the right to switch my 'clean' channel (Loop 1: Boost>Comp>Timmy) and my other switcher (Loop 2)
Switch #2 was for medium gain (loop 1 - SD>DLS0 or High gain (Brownie>LM)

I did this so that I could access all of my dirt pedals in whatever combo I wanted. I could switch between sections by hitting both buttons together. I ran this for a while and realized I was only using certain sounds, so I went with a loop-master ABC looper. It's a lot better for what I'm doing:



Now, I have 3 switched loops, Clean, Med Gain, High gain and only have to hit one switch. It's so much easier than tap dancing.

Awesome! Always a pleasure to hear that these made a difference.
 

ekamal

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I love it whenever I can fit my DIY 5-looper on my pedalboard, brings access to all my pedals to the front, minimum tap dancing. If I have my volume pedal in one patch, I can always bypass it should the string break.

 

jb4674

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I chose to go with a relay-based midi switcher from RJM Music (Effect Gizmo). Tap dancing with an RJM unit is a thing of the past and it's totally seamless.
 

teleclem

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Definitely. Now I wish I bought a 8 loop instead of a 7 loop. I guess it helps with the gas a bit..

Only downside is you need twice the cables.
 

yerbluesrob

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If you have a big board it's a lifesaver, not only for ease of use but for signal integrity too. Just upgraded from a 4 loop and a 3 loop to a 10 loop.
 

Once Far Off

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Awesome! Always a pleasure to hear that these made a difference.
It definitely did, thanks. The ABC is great. It took me a while to figure out exactly how I wanted to set the loops up, and now that I've made that decision, this is perfect for my application.
 




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