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Re: Looperlative LP2

I'm very unhappy with mine. Any time I record a loop, the playback
begins with a full second of silence. I've already sent the pedal
back, but apparently this issue wasn't fixed. At first I thought it
was because I was using the wrong power supply, but now I have the
same one that Rick uses.

I also have the "cutting out and resetting" issue. It's definitely
related to the power supply. There's a delicate connection in there
somewhere. If the pedal gets nudged at all while I'm pressing a
switch, it will briefly lose power. This second issue doesn't happen
if I use the 9v battery.

I've given up, and ordered an Electro-Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai
to take the place in my chain that was going to be the LP-2. Still
waiting for that one to arrive.


On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 3:01 AM, Pawel Janowski <pjanowski@gmail.com> 
> To quickly follow up on the LP2 experience.
> I had a few sessions with it at home and I am very happy with the 
> workflow
> and the sounds I can get from it. The only issue to date is that I 
> haven't
> had great luck using my Boss EV-5 expression pedal to control feedback. 
> Not
> sure if I am doing something wrong (the manual is not very detailed on 
> this)
> or if I need to try a different pedal. Anyone got the feedback
> control working? What pedal did you use?
> On 26 April 2012 00:59, Pawel Janowski <pjanowski@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am not sure if it's good or not that I am not the only one who had 
>> that
>> "cutting out and resetting" issue. I am not 100% sure and I haven't done
>> this very scientifically, but in my case everything suggests that it 
>> was the
>> power supply that solved it. I tried it twice with the following signal
>> chains:
>> 1. Stock Fender strat into the LP2 powered by a standard Vooodo Labe 
>> PP2+
>> into a Fender Champ 600
>> 2. Stock Fender strat into the LP2 powered by a generic 9v 200ma power
>> supply into a Behringer headphone amp.
>> In each case I tried multiple mix and input gain settings. In the first
>> case I had the cutoff problem occur every time I hit the strings hard,
>> especially higher up the neck (that's single oil pickups, so nothing too
>> hot) and the only solution was to turn the guitar volume down. In the 
>> second
>> case I was unable to reproduce the problem at all.
>> Maybe LP2 does not like the PP2?
>> On 25 April 2012 17:12, William Walker <billwalker@baymoon.com> wrote:
>>>> - It can be a bit fussy with power supplies. I tried it first with a
>>>> spare output from my PP2+ pedalboard and it worked fine unless I hit 
>>>> strings
>>>> too hard, at which point it would make a 'pop' sound and reset.
>>>  I too encountered  this popping and reseting phenomena if I really
>>> slammed the strings hard, when demoing Rick's and I was using the high
>>> current ports on my voodoo lab PP-2 so I'm not sure the power supply 
>>> is the
>>> issue. I also had to select the lowest gain setting because I'm 
>>> running a
>>> pretty hot signal in to it with a wah, a couple of drive pedal and an 
>>> ep-1
>>> clean boost that I leave on and it converts the signal to low 
>>> impedance. At
>>> the highest gain setting it was really pushing the front in of my 
>>> princeton
>>> reverb and likely overdriving the chorus pedal and M-9 downstream. I 
>>> was
>>>  was able to tame the issue by leaving the mix pot at about half way 
>>> which
>>> gave good blend, but that ceiling and cutoff issue was troubling to me.
>>>  Regarding the feedback port. I believe its continuously variable so 
>>> if you
>>> just back the expression pedal off a bit you will get a more gradual 
>>> fade
>>> slope. Also the length of the loop will determine how fast it fades, so
>>> shorter loops fade faster.
>>> Bill

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