#1
Say I want to run a chorus pedal, a delay pedal, and a reverb pedal to be running through my clean channel only. Is there a way I could go about setting up my rig so that I don't have to individually hit each pedal every time I switch between channels? Would I have to start getting into midi controller stuff?

Basically I want to have a couple pedals specifically for each channel and only have to hit one pedal to switch between them. My amp (Blue Voodoo half stack) doesn't have midi capability, just effects loop in/out.


Thanks in advance for your help!
#2
It sounds like a Line Selector is what you're after. Boss manufactures one of a good build quality and functionality.
#4
MIDI based products like the Voodoo Lab GCX and Ground Control Pro would give you the ability to run all of those pedals or just a few in any combination you wanted. The GCX can also handle your amp's channel switching.
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#5
This is one of the reasons why I sold my old JCM2000 and bought a JVM instead. I run chorus and delay on my clean channel at all times but never on my distorted tones. Drove me insane, stepping on all those pedals every time.

If your amp doesn't support MIDI and it doesn't have a dedicated loop on/off button on the foot controller, I'm afraid you're pretty stuffed. What I suggest you do is use a line select in your loop so you can at least turn the three effects on and off at once. This will reduce your switching from four buttons to two.

I know it sucks to think about different amps when you have one you like already, but if you think you're always going to want effects on your clean channel and not the distorted channel, I suggest you consider buying an amp which supports MIDI switching. It's annoying and it can be expensive, but that's the cost of convenience.
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#6
Quote by MrFlibble
This is one of the reasons why I sold my old JCM2000 and bought a JVM instead. I run chorus and delay on my clean channel at all times but never on my distorted tones. Drove me insane, stepping on all those pedals every time.

If your amp doesn't support MIDI and it doesn't have a dedicated loop on/off button on the foot controller, I'm afraid you're pretty stuffed. What I suggest you do is use a line select in your loop so you can at least turn the three effects on and off at once. This will reduce your switching from four buttons to two.

I know it sucks to think about different amps when you have one you like already, but if you think you're always going to want effects on your clean channel and not the distorted channel, I suggest you consider buying an amp which supports MIDI switching. It's annoying and it can be expensive, but that's the cost of convenience.


Or you could have bought this and integrated your amp into a midi rig http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/voodoo-lab-control-switcher-guitar-footswitch

combined with http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/voodoo-lab-gcx-guitar-audio-switcher
you have full midi access to your rig.

No need to buy an amp you may not like as much as you suggested that could cost more and after these are bought they can be used with most any amp you could want in the future.
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#7
I had the exact some issue as you about a year ago, so I picked myself up a Moen GEC-9 . Best money I've spent. Its pretty cheap, let you set effect/amp channel patches, super simple to use, and requires no programming (besides pushing the little buttons to tell it what you want on each patch.). It also let you run multiple amps at once.

It took me about 5 mins to setup my whole board. The thing is kinda idiot proof
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#8
That one looks cool too, never seen the Moen before
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Pod HD500x

RIP:
Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 combo
Cmatmods analog chorus, phaser, tremoglo, signa drive, butah, and deeelay
walrus Audio Descent
#9
Quote by bluestratplayer
That one looks cool too, never seen the Moen before


I got it from a dealer in Ontario.

It's made in China, but is solid as hell. I been banging it around in my pedal board for over a year now, and the only issue I've had was a couple of the buttons got clogged with some dust/dirt so I had to clean them off.

One of the best values for the money IMHO. Doesn't color the tone at all, as far as my ears can tell, and best of all..... no more tap dancing on my board during changes
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PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
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Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
Pink Paisley Princeton RV
74' Vibro Champ
#10
I use MIDI switching on my RM100 but I've switched amp channels using MIDI controllers on non-MIDI amps for decades. All you need is a relay output on the controller and then MIDI on the amp itself is moot.
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