16 de noviembre de 2009

Custom Japan - TBP loop, Boost & Boss EQ-20 control mod



Custom Japan

Un nuevo sistema custom se incorpora a la amplia gama de soluciones personalizadas de Groove Electronics. Requisitos funcionales y estéticos fueron las prioridades tras este pedal.

Custom Japan consiste en:

- Looper True Bypass: Conmuta entre pasar a través de los pedales conectados por el loop del pedal o ir directamente hacia el amplificador.

- Boost: Booster al final del loop TBP, independiente, para aumentar el volumen del bajo.

- Control: Switch que permite recorrer los bancos (del 1 al 9) del ecualizador gráfico Boss EQ-20 sin la necesidad de agacharse para cambiarlos. Este switch integrado a Custom Japan requiere de la modificación del pedal Boss EQ-20. Mediante un simple cable desbalanceado (común de guitarra) se puede acceder al "program" del Boss y conmutar fácilmente los bancos, lo cual era imposible hacer antes sin agacharse.

Un pedal sin precedentes y con un look que recuerda a la isla, rindiendo tributo a ella.

Fabricado exclusivamente para Andrés Castillo, un gran bajista...

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Custom Japan

"Custom Japan" is a custom solution for a bass player. This pedal has many features that makes it very unique.

- Looper True Bypass: A true bypass looper that selects between the bypassed signal and the processed one, connected through the "Send-Return" loop of this unit. In other words, a standard TBP loop.

- Boost: A nice sparkle booster after the TBP loop, to enhance the volume of the bass guitar.

- Control: This switch lets the player to stomp through the Boss EQ-20 banks without bending over (a classic and unexplainable problem with this pedal). Its a simple momentary switch connected to the Boss EQ-20 new jack (previous modified by me). Now you get full control with your feet over the features of this pedal. No more bending over to select a saved preset, just stomp to reach it and play... this mod is an essential in a live/gig situation.

As I said, Custom Japan is a powerful tool that helps the player to have full control over his setup. Also a nice look that tributes Japan.