A technical question to pedalboard-experts

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  1. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's

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    Well then, I have an amp (Mesa Lonestar Special), and I had a Boss ME 80 before the amp. Some day ago I bought an overdrive device to have to possibility of a little crunch on the clean channel while dialing in the second channel with more distortion.

    Now, if I want to switch from a little crunch to more distortion, I would have to step on two buttons simultaniously: the amp´s channel footswitch plus the stompbox´s switch. So may question is: is there a way to combine the amp´s switching with effect-loops (without paying lots of money for digital controlled devices)?
     
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    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Yes, if the amps footswitch works with a latching switch like old fenders. It would require a specially designed bypass loop pedal enclosure with an extra pole (so likely a 4PDT switch) , and an extra jack for the footswitch lead from the amp.
     
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    I do the same thing, and it took practically no time to develop a reliable toe-heel movement to hit the pedal then the footswitch. The nanosecond during which both are engaged is trivial in a live setting.
     
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    Thank you for your inputs. The Loop-Master looks like it´s the right tool.
     
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    Being as your Germany, Bight Onion in UK might be a good choice to. Just like loopmaster, have never heard anything but praise for their stuff. Looks like their build time is a lot shorter than loopmasters. Pretty much, loopmasters seems like they are a 6week delivery time frame.

    http://www.brightonion.co.uk/looper-with-amp-channel-selector/
     
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