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Re: JamMan Delay Mode
One way to do this with one pedal is if you have a two input amp
(any Fender, most Marshalls and Hiwatts, Roland JC etc...). Morley and
Ernie Ball make a stereo panning pedal. Pan in one direction, the clean
guitar signal goes into input 1, pan the other way the guitar signal goes
into the Jamman in loop mode and then into input 2. Some amps second
input is made for a low impedence signal which is perfect for the Jamman
anyways. If you can only use one input you could still sum the two
signals back together at the amp with a Y cable if necessary. This way
you can also slowly mix a non looped passage into the delay stream and
On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Glenn Greenway wrote:
> Hello Eveyone:
> Recently, some great suggestions were posted about the JamMan's delay
> mode and how it is well suited for looping. I tried all the suggestions
> and am very impressed. It seems to me that the most significant
> difference between delay mode and loop mode is that in the former loop
> points can be _repositioned on the fly_ while in the latter once set,
> the JamMan needs to be _'reset'_. Also in delay mode there are 16
> Feedback levels as opposed to the three MIDI fades offered in loop mode.
> Those two differences are WAY substantial! I can't believe how much
> more organicly my loops evolve in delay mode than in loop mode.
> However, there is an equally prominent downside to using delay
> mode...the often stated bypass problem. Everything one plays get added
> to the pot resulting in an unwieldy and blurry mix.
> It has been suggested that a volume pedal, inserted into the effects
> loop might help but with my simple rig (guitar, amp, jamman, digitech
> Control Seven MIDI pedalboard) all that happens is that the guitar
> signal gets turned down before the JamMan and then _you can't hear it_.
> An A/B box is also suggested as an alternative but that sounds rather
> too _binary_ for my taste.
> What is needed is a way to bypass the JamMan in one's effect loop. If
> the signal could be variably split by a volume or MIDI control pedal
> (before the JamMan, effectivley bypassing it)and then remixed after, I
> suspect the JamMan might become _much_ more valuable as an interactive
> musical device. But how? The remixing seems to no problem but what
> kind of 'Splitter Pedals' are available?
> I know that a mixer would solve the bypass problem, but a pedal would be
> better. Are there other alternatives that I haven't considered?
> Thanks again to everyone on the list, what a significantly groovy bunch.
> Viva la Peepers!