True Bypass Looper in Hard Click and Soft Touch Versions
Just enough rope to sound incredible. There are certain effects pedals which sound absolutely awesome when engaged, but give you what’s known as “tone suck” when switched off but left in the signal path, robbing you blind of the beautiful tones your guitar is capable of. What some people choose to do is retrofit a true bypass switch into their pedals, but this can be a bit of a false economy: non-true bypass pedals are either too old and precious to even consider hacking up (it robs them of their retro character anyway) or too cheap to warrant the expense of converting it. The answer? A True Bypass Looper, served with Vein-Tap.com’s characteristic style.
This pedal adds true bypass switching to any effects pedal without having to make a single alteration. Simply drop it into the Noose True Bypass Looper’s send and return loop and you’re away. You can leave the pedal on constantly, and use the Noose to switch it in and out of your signal path: this can be especially handy for Wah pedals, some of which can be tricky to switch on in the heat and noise of a live gig. Also, apart from anything else… just look at the Noose. It’s beautiful.
Available in Hard Click and Soft Touch Actions
For a couple more quid, you can choose to upgrade your Noose True Bypass Looper to the Soft-Touch version. This version uses a completely silent footswitch and a relay to deliver silent true-bypass loopering. Perfect for quiet stages and intimate acoustic gigs!
These footswitches are also rated for far more hits than hardclick footswitches. Hard click footswitches are rated by the manufacturer for at least 10,000 strikes, which should be enough to last a lifetime – but the soft-click footswitches are rated for at least 1,000,000, with the mechanical relays we use in the circuit rated for even more than that. They’re more dependable than the stage beneath your feet.
Soft-touch Noose True Bypass Loopers are made larger, to accommodate the active circuitry involved. They do require power to work – but there is a 9v battery snap inside the pedal in case you’ve not got a spare power outlet. Simple!
Clean Up Your Signal Path
Wah, Overdrive, Distortion, Modulation… some pedals just rust up your signal path. Take their noise to the gallows. Let ’em swing.
Buy the Noose True Bypass Looper now! It makes more sense than using glow-in-the-dark protection.