28th June 2019 at 16:26 #451
Wondering what pedals, if any, might be useful for me. I have a Katana 50 and American Professional HSS Strat.
I have tried various amp settings, and have come up with a few good ones, but am wondering if a few particular pedals might be useful. Tops on my list is a looper, so I can lay down and/or import backing tracks to practice soloing.28th June 2019 at 19:59 #463phjilParticipant
I’d suggest to go with a Ditto X2 as a looper, I love it and I think Dave uses one as well.
First pedals.. Hmm there are a lot of effects built into the katana! Did you consider getting a foot switch for it and program the effects onto that? That way you can experiment and get an idea about your personal preferences and then go and spend money on the “real” pedals emulated by the katana29th June 2019 at 11:41 #486
Hi, and thanks for your suggestions. I do not think the Ditto X2 will work for me, as I am wanting one that will store a few backing tracks so I can switch between them in a playing session. I may be mistaken, but it seems that the unit will only record or store one track at a time.
I am having fun playing around with the Katana 50 effects, but only a few wind up being of lasting interest. I like the blues booster, a bit of reverb, and the chorus mod would be good for some slow songs. But I am only a beginner!1st July 2019 at 13:48 #509
I have done exhaustive researching of Looper pedals, and so far, all in vain. The less expensive ones will only allow for one loop, even with overdubbing. And those that that allow more are quite costly, and for the most part do not support loading of backing tracks (such as the ones Dave has created) from the Linux operating system, which is what I have been using for the past dozen years. They mostly use proprietary software that only runs on Windows and Mac.
One has an SD card, which would work very well, but in addition to the .wav file there needs to be a .txt file with tempo, drumbeats, and so on, which I would have to fake for every uploaded track. It is expensive and has all sorts of useless features (almost USD 300). And many of them have gotten terrible reviews in terms of durability and customer support.
Also, I do not need the complicated overkill of features such as reverse, half-speed, and such. Just something very simple.
A sad situation, but I am open to alternatives.
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