my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by panoramic » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:53 am

somanytoys wrote:
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yeah i wound up getting the ehx 720, should be here tomorrow or thursday. I bought it off a shop i have used a few times on reverb.
Curious to see what you think of it after you play with it.

On the Dito X2’s, I didn’t find anything bad necessarily about the switches on them, they seemed solid. Maybe the problem they mean with the switches is where “the spot”is to activate them. I didn’t stomp them, and maybe that was part of the problem. I just finally chalked it up to “I suck at it” and moved on to an Infinity.
so far i like it a lot, i like that i can make and save 10 loops. i like the reverse function and the half speed is neat.
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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by somanytoys » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:52 am

Very cool. It sounds like you got the best of both worlds with it, 1/2 speed. & reverse, and saving more than 1 loop at a time. Seems like a good purchase, I hope it works well for you.

I still have only 1 real looper, which is okay because I just use it for recording bass lines along with a type of drum machine that controls the looper, and then play guitar along with it all. Sort of like a customized Trio pedal, I guess, I’ve never used one of those.
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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:54 pm

You guys convinced me. Just ordered an EHX 720 looper :ph34r:
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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by somanytoys » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:34 pm

Hahaha! I can’t tell you how many times a thread has cost me whatever the pedal in the thread costs.

That does sound like a good looper. I hope you guys enjoy them.

We really need to talk to some of these companies about getting a commission...
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Post by kgbAttack » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:16 am

Agreed! I own it for sometime now but this thread has prompted me to dig deeper into the features of the 720 looper - I didn't know you can overdub things in reverse or half/double speed while maintaining the other takes intact...super cool!

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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by surfin_bird » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:21 am

I didn't want to open a new thread but I'm in the market for a looper, I won 200 euro's in the thomann easter contest so that's my maximum budget, but ideally I don't spend it all.

It'll be my first looper, I've only borrowed a jamman for a week. I wasn't impressed.
I assume i'll like functions like 1/2 speed, reverse etc. I was looking into a ditto or ditto x2, but after reading this I am considering the 720.

- Is the 720 a good pedal to get into looping? And can I just hook it up to a normal power supply, my only EHX pedal is it a bit picky power supply wise.

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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:30 am

surfin_bird wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:21 am
I didn't want to open a new thread but I'm in the market for a looper, I won 200 euro's in the thomann easter contest so that's my maximum budget, but ideally I don't spend it all.

It'll be my first looper, I've only borrowed a jamman for a week. I wasn't impressed.
I assume i'll like functions like 1/2 speed, reverse etc. I was looking into a ditto or ditto x2, but after reading this I am considering the 720.

- Is the 720 a good pedal to get into looping? And can I just hook it up to a normal power supply, my only EHX pedal is it a bit picky power supply wise.
I can only speak from my own experience, and mine with the 720 is pretty recent. I've had the original Ditto as well as a X2; my first looper was a Boss RC-20XL, and now I've got the 720. Personally, I never had a problem with a single one of them.

The 720 feels more intuitive to me. The original Ditto was great, but I didn't like having to remember different stomp patterns for different functions, which is why I upgraded it to the X2: a separate switch to stop the loop playback. I swapped the Ditto X2 for the 720 because it can store 10 loops, and let's be honest, it looks cooler to me too :D

All of these that I've had all took standard 9VDC center-pin negative power supplies with no problem.
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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by somanytoys » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:13 am

That’s a good swap. The X2 was good, but only being able to store 1 loop wasn’t really useful for me - it may be good for other people’s purposes.
And you have to be good at the timing with the footswitch. I was not.
I sold both of mine and don’t miss them.

The 720 sounds intriguing, I may need to look at that for a 2nd looper. I don’t really need a second one, but what’s that got to do with shit?!? Haha

I thought that EHX gotten away from their weird power supply requirements with their newer stuff, which was smart. I haven’t owned any EHX pedals since I sold my older big box DEM and Small Clone.
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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by surfin_bird » Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:54 am

I ordered a 720. It seems like generally everyone loves it here and didn't experience any issues.
I'm excited. Thanks!

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Post by jthomas » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:17 pm

My 720 just died. I've only used it with the power adapter that it came with. SIGH. I got it from Prymax and it did not have a warranty card. I've emailed EH asking for a repair. I hope that they are willing to help.
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Post by ElephantDNA » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:52 am

jthomas wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:17 pm
My 720 just died. I've only used it with the power adapter that it dame with. SIGH. I got it from Prymax and it did not have a warranty card. I've emailed EH asking for a repair. I hope that they are willing to help.
Yeah the only EHX pedal I'm using now is the C9 and I'm obsessively using it only with its given supply. Maybe just overkill but I don't want to risk anything.

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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by jorri » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:59 pm

jthomas wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:17 pm
My 720 just died. I've only used it with the power adapter that it came with. SIGH. I got it from Prymax and it did not have a warranty card. I've emailed EH asking for a repair. I hope that they are willing to help.
I had good experience with that. They did charge though, but I had a Hazarai that kept changing from preset to whatever knob setting, and once the bypass switch also crapped out i sent it there, no warranty - bought used in 2008... Well what arrived was they simply took the back plate off mine and screwed it to a brand new pedal at a much cheaper cost of buying a new one at least.

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Post by jthomas » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:36 pm

Thanx, good to know. EH repair responded quickly to my email and they're only asking for $25 from me to cover the repair and shipping. Prymaxe (the seller) decline to help, which is fine. I was outside their return window by about 3 months (because I didn't use the pedal for 3 months after my initial test). That said, I wonder if they are selling returned pedals with problems and their business model assumes that some guys (like me) won't have the pedal crap-out until after the return window is passed.

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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by HarlowTheFish » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:51 pm

jthomas wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:36 pm
That said, I wonder if they are selling returned pedals with problems and their business model assumes that some guys (like me) won't have the pedal crap-out until after the return window is passed.
GC/AMS/that whole family of stuff does that all the time, and I've definitely gotten supposedly-new stuff from Sam Ash that was missing peels and was pretty fingerprinty. Wouldn't be surprised.

Glad EH hooked you up with a pretty decent repair though!

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Re: my looper pedal died, need another decent/cheap one recommendations?

Post by mcbrandt » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:54 am

What's the deal with the timing of hitting the footswitches on Ditto loopers people keep talking about? Is it somehow easier to get a cleaner, smoother loop on other looper pedals or something?

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