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FeedBack / Kids

Dave Stagner wrote:

>Here's a technique I use with the JamMan to get a more flexible,
>improvisational feel from it.  When I first got it, I tended to use it to
>start a loop, then punch in more layers.  But what I found was that
>things just got bigger and louder and bigger and louder.  It had a very
>one-way dynamic.  Now, rather than using the looping functions, I usually
>prefer to just use its delay function.  There are 16 delay feedback
>levels, controlled by the knob on the front.  Turn the feedback up high
>and start looping.  At 16, you effectively have infinite repeat.  As
>things build, you can turn the feedback down and let a loop fade, then
>turn it back up and add more to the loop while the older material floats
>in the background.  This makes for a much more dynamic and rewarding
>looping improv, I think.

VERY important, this discovery, at least for me looping started when I
connected a volume pedal into the FeedBack loop of a Roland 3000 delay.
That is why we spend about one third of the processor power in the Echoplex
for the 256 step glitch free FeedBack control. So please connect a pedal to

>I just have two problems now... first, I don't get to do nearly enough
>looping.  I don't have a studio space safe from my two toddler children,
>and they like to play with knobs altogether too much.  The only way I can
>play is to go through my long setup process after the kids go to bed, and
>tear it apart before they get up in the morning.

Hang it all up to the ceiling and just connect the instrument and pedal at
(well, I have no kids, just cats...)

>Second, I'm primarily an acoustic guitarist, not electric.  I don't play
>electric much and I'm not really comfortable on it.  Hopefully, I'll be
>getting a new acoustic with a pickup soon, and I'll see how that works as
>a tone source.  I rather like the idea of sending the warm, woody sound
>of an acoustic guitar through my effects and seeing what comes out!

Its amazing how many of the loopers play accoustic guitar.
Did you try with a microphone and headphones?