Pedal Loopers By Loopswitchers.com

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  1. wiltel24

    wiltel24 Member

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    Anyone tried one of their loopers? Torn between getting the loopmaster brand or this one. Loopswitcher is a little less $$ for a 5 way switcher, which I am in need of to corral my ever growing stable of pedals, just not sure about quality and durability. Always hear good things about loopmaster switchers.
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  2. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm currently building a board with one of their true bypass loop strips. The construction is very good, and the powdercoating is well done. It is not a criticism, but an observation, their send/receive jacks are staggered as opposed to a straight line of jacks. I'm building with a 10 loop switcher so the switches are a little closer together, so that could be the reason for the staggered jacks and the closer footswitches. Overall, the construction of the true bypass loop strip is well done.
     
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    Thanks. What kind of cables are you using? Think all of the units have staggered jacks. I want to use my 'pancake' ones, just not sure they will fit.
     
  4. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Pancake plugs will only fit if you are using a Pedaltrain style board where there is a slot to allow the cables and the lower row of pancake plugs to drop thru the slot. It will not work on a flat style board with a solid surface. The jacks are spread evenly to accommodate the width of pancake plugs, as long as the orientation is a 12/6 configuration of the plugs and that there is a slot to receive the cables and the lower neck portion of the pancake plug. Hope that helps.
     
  5. flatulentmatt

    flatulentmatt Supporting Member

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    I haven't tried Loopswitchers, but I have had 2 Loop Masters. They've been good, but the quality hasn't blown me away - on my first switcher one of the channels/switches started to go on it within a few months. I dealt with it a while, but eventually it went full kaput. I sent it back to Loop Master and he happily fixed it, though I had to chase him up on sending it back. It worked fine from then on.

    I later downsized, sold my 8-looper and bought a new 6-loop switcher. Right from the start, the LED on Loop 6 worked only intermittently (so sometimes without playing you couldn't tell whether it was on or not), and now it has died ( I'm maybe a bit over a year in). Since I live in NZ, it's a pain in the butt but not really worth it in terms of shipping costs, turnaround time, etc. to send it back to get fixed. I mean I'd probably end up having to deal without it for 2 months which isn't really an option to me.

    So tl;dr - Loop Master does what it says on the tin, his customer service was decent, but QC left a little to be desired.
     

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