The LS-2 pedal is Product of the Month in Guitar Player Oct 1992, page 145. To switch input and output assignements for different effects loops, amps, or guitars. 2 line loops. 5 looping modes. On/off indicators to show each loop's status. Return level control for each loop can generate up to 20dB gain for level matching. $139.50, later $149.50 list. $85 used.
This Boss non-effects pedal looks good for mellowing the intensity of any effect, such as wah. The Boss FX catalog, which is worth closely studying from cover to cover, describes this hard-to-find but powerful effects manager, packaged as an effects pedal. I'm including it here because it's such an unusual type of "effect pedal" -- a mixer.
The basic features of the LS-2: Jacks (all mono) - Input, Output, Send A, Send B, Return A and Return B; and a Mode Selector Switch - A<->B, A<->Bypass, B<-> Bypass, A->B->Bypass->, A+B Mix<->Bypass, and Output Select; and A/B Level Control Knobs which adjust the volume from mute to +20dB.
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User comments at Harmony Central - excerpts:
Comes with instructions and sample settings, both of which are well written and helpful. After reading the documentation and experimenting for about a half an hour, I was up and running in production mode quickly. This box has a lot of modes, but I bought it primarily for its mixer capabilities. For instance, hook up an effect(s) to Send A and Return A, and another effect(s) to Send B and Return B. Now you can control the A/B mix by adjusting the Level Control Knobs. This allows you to create new effects! If you leave either A or B empty, you can mix an effect with your clean signal. Now you can tame a wild distortion box, or improve an effect which is too sterile (i.e. digital effects with A/D and D/A converters)! The A<->B capability gives you more options than say a DOD 270 A/B Box, because of the Level Control Knobs. It's amazing to me that I'm only the second person to review it. Perhaps the product needs better marketing. Last time I visited the web site there wasn't much information about it. I think that if more people knew what it could do for their tone, they would be beating down the doors of the local guitar shop to pick one up. I really wish that I had bought one of these at the same time I bought my first effect. In fact, I wish that I had a couple more of them around. If it wasn't for the ability to mix two effects together, and to mix an effect with the clean signal, I would have had to sell a few of my distortion boxes which are otherwise too harsh for my liking. This box opens up a lot of new territory for tone hunting. There are a few different settings that can be used. It makes it versatile but it takes some time to get it goin'. Very clean and not too much white noise for something of this nature. For Bassists this thing is great. For effects that you want the effect of but don't want to lose your fundamental signal this is the ticket. It has two effects loops (or one stereo) in the pedal. You can choose to leave one empty and put your pedals in the other loop. Then, by combining loops A and B you have them mixed together. Envelope filters still sound funky but not obtrusive to the point of annoying volume alterations throughout the sweep. This is just the beginning of this beautiful little problem solver.
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