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Tools for the Task: Pedal Looping Systems

An organized and streamlined pedalboard equals a focused and happy player.

If you find yourself doing too much pedal dancing, own pedals that need the benefit of true bypass, or have a tangled web of cables that require some attention, a pedal looping system might be your next must-have piece of gear to tackle these issues and more.

GIG RIG

G2
Featuring 10 true-bypass effects loops, 120 presets, programmable pre and post gain, optical footswitches, and more, this system was designed for transparent audio and ease of use.
$1,099 street
thegigrig.com

BOSS

MS-3
This hybrid unit has 112 built-in effects types for guitar and bass, audio loops to integrate three external pedals, a built-in tuner, noise suppressor, and EQ.
$399 street
boss.info

ONE CONTROL

Caiman Tail Loop
This compact, 5-loop switcher offers MIDI compatibility and fast access to up to 150 preset effect combinations through six lanes and five programmable banks.
$369 street
one-control.com

MOOER

PCL6
Boasting six presets in each bank for quick access to 36 preset pedal combinations, this true-bypass, 6-channel loop controller also has individual backlit displays for each loop.
$188 street
mooeraudio.com

CARL MARTIN

Octa-Switch MK3
Able to accommodate up to eight effects pedals, this unit features programmable DIP-switch panels and a highly visible LED indicator for each loop.
$427 street
carlmartin.com

VOODOO LAB

PX-8 Plus
This handmade, true-bypass system is equipped with eight audio loops—each with a silent-operation footswitch—and features 36 user-definable presets.
$349 street
voodoolab.com

RADIAL

BigShot EFX
Compact with bright LED indicators, this switcher houses two individual effects loops wired in series, and represents an efficient way to take a pedal or series of pedals out of a signal chain.
$99 street
radialeng.com

WALRUS AUDIO

Transit 5
This unit features a clickless switching system to silently manage the five available channels of effects loops, all while providing pedals the benefit of true bypass.
$205 street
walrusaudio.com

MUSICOM LAB

EFX MK-V
Boasting a whopping 361 memory locations, this loaded unit houses seven mono loops, two stereo loops, and one volume loop, along with two internal unity mixers and three buffers.
$749 street
musicomlab.com

DC PEDALS

Bluetooth Looper
This 5-channel system has 100 direct accessible presets and 100 MIDI accessible presets, which can be programmed, saved, and accessed via the company’s VirtualLooper app.
$299 street
dcpedals.com

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