Mr.Burns wrote:hippieguy1954 wrote:For me and the few pedals I use, "programmable" doesn't enter into the picture at all. Easy enough to choose (with the looper), prior to or even during a song with the switches all in a line on the looper. Glad programmable works for you, though! That is what matters most!
I'm not sure 7 pedals qualifies as a few, more like "quite a few". That being said, It's not about the number of pedals, but the number of configurations, and doing the minimum amount of tap dancing to get to each one. Also, it's a little bit about valuable real estate on the pedal board. And it's a lot about how I love to solder things, so it doesn't just work, it's kinda like Xmas morning for me. That "works for me" thing is really just what people tell themselves when they've settled for less.
I most likely will swoop one of these up for another pedalboard, but it definitely is more work then a traditional effects switcher. Not too many instances where you will need more then maybe 3 effects on at one time, so having to press one more footswitches versus picking the odd numbered bank preset where it requires you to press 2 buttons at one time is really not all that much of a hindrance. Seems like this will make you tap dance a lot more then the traditional way. Also, what happens when your at a preset and you want to add something? do you have to tap dance to a different preset altogether or can you just add in that one pedal? At it's price it's worth looking into, but it definitely is more complicated then the traditional route. In this instance I don't think it is settling for less, it's not wanting to deal with the more complicated options, they both can get the job done.