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Programmable 4-Loop Pedal Switcher
Prevent loss of tone from having your signal routed through effect pedals with no or weak bypass and add flexibility using this Programmable 4-Loop Pedal Switcher from Monoprice!
This pedal switcher features a true bypass, so that the signal never even touches pedals in loops that are left unselected. It features four loops, each of which can contain any number of pedals in series. It has eight effect banks, each of which has two effect groups. Each effect group can have any number of effect loops included.
The switcher has built-in memory, so you don't have to program it for each show or practice session. It is built of heavy duty steel, so you can stomp on it without fear of breaking it and ruining a show.
It is powered using a standard 9V Power Supply for Guitar Pedals (PID 611690) with the tip/center negative on the DC connector. It draws only 100mA, so it can share a single power supply with your pedals by using a Multi-Plug Daisy Chain Cable (PID 611698).
- 16 effect groups in 8 banks (2 per bank)
- 4 effect loops
- True bypass
- Built-in memory for programmed settings
- Heavy-duty steel casing for extreme durability
- Bright LEDs are easy to see even in bright daylight
- Uses the same power source as your pedals
|Input Power||9 VDC (tip/center negative)|
|Effect Groups||16, 2 per bank|
|Dimensions||11.1" x 3.2" x 2.2" (283 x 82 x 55 mm)|
|Weight||1.9 lbs. (0.88kg)|
PROS: Most affordable switcher on the market.
PROS: Works as described.
Overall a great idea, his board should be in music stores like guitar center or sweetwater. This easily fits in my pedal bioard alongside my double-wide ashdown pedal. I'm a bassist with a few pedals and find that the pedal dance for sounds that require 3 or more pedals prevents me from doing certain things. This pedal solves the issue completely. Easy to set up and use. The bypass function works very well though it's not well documented. Tap any active patch twice and all effects are bypassed. Effectively you have 2 patches and a bypass per bank.
PROS: Small size, easily configurable, sturdy.
CONS: Only thing I wish is that it was larger. 2 patches per bank is OK and since I play bass so I will get by fairly easily. Monoprice, make larger versions, 6 and 8 loops with 4 to 5 patches per bank and you will sell them. I would buy a 5 loop 3 patch version if it existed.
Switches are fairly stiff, you can't soft tap them with your foot. Not sure if I hear clicking when switching patches via my headphones, just tried again and it seems OK, maybe the loud "snap" from switching patches is what i'm picking up that my headphones are not isolating me from. Overall happy and want to fire up my bass rig (mesa) to play around with it some more.
Little disappointed that the small indicator LEDs and programming buttons are slightly raised above the deck. I wonder if stepping on them will cause damage to the circuit board beneath. A small issue, but since I will be stepping on this thing a lot....
Would prefer the bank up and down switches were arranged vertically next to the led, leaving room for 2 more patch buttons.
6 months ago
I now have 8 of them after 2 years. they're affordable, and they let me organize my pedals logically, by effect type. I don't have to worry about every pedal being true bypass.; which keeps hum/noise down
4 months ago