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Todd Simpson
post Sep 26 2017, 11:16 AM
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here is a handy vid where the legendary Bob Bradshaw himself, (built many famous rigs for may famous dudes, his rigs are way more famous than he is) discussing why it's better to use an FX LOOP or looping system/looping switcher, rather than just running all your pedals one in to another which can result in "TONE SUCK". If you have 3 or 4 pedals, fine, if you have a dozen or more then you really can notice serious tone suck.

he gets around this by building his own switchable FX loops. These cost SERIOUS coin. They take up space in a rack, they have a HUGE footswitch to go with them. The good news is that YOU DON"T NEED THIS ANYMORE!!! Vendors from BOSS to HOTONE now make programmable FX LOOPS (some with built in FX!) that do this same thing for just a few hundred bucks, instead of several thousand.

Here is Bob



Here is the BOSS MS-3 which can control your AMPS, your RACK GEAR, your FOOT PEDALS, everything pretty much. Also, it has its' own BUILT IN FX so you can use it just by itself in a pinch! In this vid, we see it as a routing foot switch and then several patches just using the built in FX. If you are a "PEDAL GUY" something like this can really save your tone. It makes the basis of a really great rig, just by itself. Just add pedals/amps to taste smile.gif



Speaking of Boss, how many FX loops are on the GT1?

Speaking of Bob, here is a 10 thousand euro rack sounding about the same as a GT-1 smile.gif Score for the GT-1!



This post has been edited by Todd Simpson: Sep 26 2017, 12:06 PM


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