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RedPlate Loop D'Lator

ringo1roody

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Hello, I am a (semi) newbie called ringo1roody. I lurked here for a while, tried different sites etc. and I settled on this forum, KVR and Harmony Central. Actually I had memberships for all of them for over a decade, but now I could not remember my user names or passwords and to request new ones the only email they would send it to is now defunct. So I had to make new accounts. That's why I am a "semi-newbie." Anyway, a couple of years ago I somehow scored a brand new RedPlate Loop D'Lator on eBay for $74. The seller had no idea of what it was. He even said that in the auction. That still does not explain how I got it for $74, because it was in the right category and hundreds of musicians must have seen it, but I'm not complaining!

What I really wanted to say was that yes, it is true that the Loop D'Lator colors your sound (in a nice way) when it is run alone in the amplifier's effects loop. I also like to add a tube driven tremolo/vibrato before an analog delay and an analog spring reverb (full sized spring) That last one sounds expensive, but it's not. It's a Danelectro Spring King and it sounds lovely. I paid around $50 for mine. The best deal on a pedal today, hands down. I saw a boutique pedal maker selling his version of one, with a spring in it etc. and it was close to $500. The Danelectro sounds great - I don't think that another $450 or so would make much of a difference - it might not even be as good as the Spring King! So if I put those three effects (the analog delay set for a subtle slapback echo, I use either a Homebrew Mimic Mock II, an old DOD680 script and once in a while my Dynacord Echocord) into the Loop D'Lator I can make even the most modern guitar amp sound like a 50's or 60's amp that had tremolo and reverb in it. I'm not tube/analog obsessed, but this particular set of pedals is an all analog one. A clean or lightly overdriven sound with those three in the Loop D'Lator is incredible. Finally, for those who do not know, there is a level/drive knob on both the send and return as well as a bright switch on both. The level knob is a perfect example of parallel processing. You can set all of the effects in the loop to whatever volume you want separately from the amp's dry signal using just one knob. Switch on "bright" for long pedal runs or cords before the amp that degrade the high end, or any dark vintage pedals that might reside in your loop. And you can try this out on the send or the return and with the bright on or off, separately for the send and for the return. The two knobs and two switches provide many possibilities.

Thank you for reading,"my book." I posted my experiences with the Loop D'Lator because when I searched Google I found a lot of older posts about them; perhaps someone newer may not have seen them. Also, it seems that RedPlate no longer makes the Loop D'Lator, and that they are hard to find. Now first let me say that I have absolutely no desire to sell my Loop D'Lator, now or ever. I am NOT trolling for a buyer. My Loop D'Lator is part of my rig and there is no way would I even consider selling it. With that in mind, does anyone know what they are worth today in mint condition? I found a lot of forums where people were looking for a Loop D'Lator so the demand must be there.
 

ringo1roody

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BTW - the Dynacord Echocord can also be used as a reverb as well as a kick @ss preamp - you can turn the delay and the reverb off and just let those beautiful German transformers and six Telefunkens etc. work their magic.
 






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