No one can deny the coolness (and usefulness) of a looper pedal. The ability to create a loop and then overdub more on top of it is immensely useful for songwriters, guitarists, vocalists, and many others. Plugging in a looper pedal isn’t that difficult if you know what you’re doing. Here are some tips for setting up your looper pedal.
How To Connect A Loop Pedal To An Amp
If you want to use a looper pedal with your guitar or bass, you’ll need to connect it between the output of your amp and the input of your guitar or bass. Connections are very similar across guitars and basses, so I’m going to focus on amplification here. The easiest way to do this, if you’re playing electric, is through a 1/4″ jack.
This process is very simple. First, plug your guitar amps into the output of your looper pedal. Then plug the output of your looper into the input on your guitar or bass. You may also want to connect a patch cable from your effects loop (if you have one) to the “return” jack, but that’s okay if you don’t have one.
What Cord Do You Need With A Looper Pedal?
If you’re using a 1/4″ cord, then you’ll need a regular guitar cable with a 1/4″ male end and a 1/4″ female end. If you have looper guitar pedals that doesn’t require power, then you can use any length cable. If your loop pedal does require power, then you’ll need a special looper pedal cable (this may also be called an instrument cable).
How To Plug Aux Into Guitar Loop Pedal
To plug an aux cord into a loop pedal, first make sure the end of your newly purchased aux cable (or whatever type you’re using) is plugged into the “line out” jack. Then attach it to your guitar or bass. You should be able to connect the other end into one of your amp’s input jacks. You can also just set up a direct connection between your aux cable and a line input on your amp with a 1/4” male/male cable.