Earthquaker Swiss Things

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Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 am

Thoughts on this?

I like the concept. Seems best suited to medium sized boards. If the loops had a wet/dry blend I would be very tempted to buy one and consolidate most of my pedals onto a single board.

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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by my bloody television » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:45 am

i would buy this in an instant if it would allow for multiple instruments to plug into it. I switch between pedal steel and electric on the same board and I couldn't justify having an AB switch PLUS this thing.

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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by fuzzjunkie » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:56 am

This would have helped when I rebuilt my board a few years ago, but I found other solutions back then that are more versatile as a group, but having them in one box would have been nice.

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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:06 pm

Impossible to please everyone with such a thing I suppose.

It’s gotten me thinking a little more about what I’d want from a looper/utility box, but I’m enjoying having a simple setup right now and there’s no musical need to change it at the moment.

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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:43 pm

It's cool as hell, as typical for EQD. I've never cared for boxes that have switches on both the front and back though. The Flexi-switching thing is amazing, and to make a loop box with that is super cool. I just wish they made a single loop box (Swiss Thing Mini?) with just a single loop and trails.
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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:33 pm

I ordered one of them last Friday and it just came in today:
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The sizing and button placement seems kind of awkward for my setups but we'll see how it works in practice.

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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by somanytoys » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:37 pm

fuzzjunkie wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:56 am
This would have helped when I rebuilt my board a few years ago, but I found other solutions back then that are more versatile as a group, but having them in one box would have been nice.
I completely agree with this. That is really nice, but for the most part, I've gone too far now for that to be anywhere near as useful as what I have now. But a couple of years ago, that would have been pretty awesome.

Now I use Decibel 11 Pedal Palettes to control the pedals for each effects loop. There are typically 4 pedals per loop, and I have 2 loops per pedalboard, and 2 pedalboards feeding 4 amps. I have another Pedal Palette that controls each of those 4, so that I can control all 4 loops with the 1 controller, and I program the patches to set up which pedals in each of the 4 loops go on and off with each patch, which is all controlled by choosing the patch on the main one. I don't remember how many patches are available, but there are far more patches available than I really need to bother to program, I think I've done maybe 8 or 12 patches so far. It took a while to get there, but it's a pretty nice setup, and I can split it if I want to bring just one pedalboard somewhere to play, and I can still use the single controller with either board.

It can also be used without patches, as a straight up looper, and that allows it to swap/reverse the order of the pedals in it just by pressing other footswitches. That might can also be done in the midi/patch mode, but I don't really bother with it. Still, it is a nice feature.
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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by marqueemoon » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:57 pm

Sid Nitzerglobin wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:33 pm
I ordered one of them last Friday and it just came in today:
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The sizing and button placement seems kind of awkward for my setups but we'll see how it works in practice.
Interested to hear your thoughts.

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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:20 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Interested to hear your thoughts.
I'm still playing Photoshop Tetris trying to figure out where I'm going to use it so it might be a minute, but I'll report back when I get to take it for a spin.

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Re: Earthquaker Swiss Things

Post by somanytoys » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:06 pm

That's a smart way to do it.

It's such a pain doing it the analog way, but that's typically how I do it, although I have a pretty good idea of things going into it.
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