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Birthday : May 30, 1978

Education : College graduate

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Favorite bands :
A7X, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Pantera, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, The Bloodhound Gang, The Cars, Godsmack, Dethklok, Korn, Led Zeppelin, Distrubed, Mudvayne, A Perfect Circle, The Police, RATM, Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Zombie, Seether, Sepultera, The Ramones, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Slipknot, Smashing Pumpkins, STP, SOAD, Toadies, Van Halen & Tool. There's more but I think you get the picture.
Favorite guitarists :
Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Dan Donegan, Jeff Haneman, Kerry F King, Tony Rombola, Ron Jarzombeck, Dave Mustain, Dime Bag Darrell, Munki, 4, 7, Gurrg, John Frusciante & Synester Gates.
Favorite bassists :
Flea & Cliff Burton.
Favorite books :
A Clockwork Orange & Fight Club
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About Bertallica
Married and father of 2. I played guitar in a local cover band and we pretty much played songs from the artists I listed as my influences. We started out playing a bunch of parties for our friends and family and made our way into playing gigs at bars. I had fun doing it but because of issues in my personal life, some of my band members who were not into to it so much anymore and because one of us went into the AirForce we had to abandon the project.

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Who here would be interested in a dual effects loop for under $100 usd?

Let me give everyone a little back ground: I love to have my clean sound with some chorus but every time I wanted to switch from distortion to clean I had to jump from turning my distortion off and turn on my chorus and there would be a delay were my clean sound did not have that nice and I wanted to still be able to add chorus to my dirty sound or other combinations. I knew there had to be a better way to do it. So I looked at some pedals that I could do this with and they were outrageously expensive; the Lehle = $380 & Radial = $250 and they had buffers and one has a boost which I'd never use.

BOSS makes one for about $80 but you can't make changes to it on the fly, it's either A<->bypass, B<->bypass, A<->B, A->B->bypass or A+B->bypass which you have to set up before you start playing. I didn't want to have to fiddle around with the thing between songs.

So I looked into building my own and now I'm wondering if anyone else would want one. I could build it for about $80.

Here are some specs:

Х Dual True Bypass switches for each effects loop bank.
Х Switches are placed close enough to use simultaneously but still enough space to stomp each one independently so you can make changes on the fly.
Х Can do combinations of A<->bypass, B<->bypass, A<->B, A->B->bypass or A+B->bypass.
Х Can be completely passive or have dual LED's to indication which effect loop(s) is/are active (uses one 9 volt battery or any 9 volt power supply).
Х No noise.
Х About the size of a BOSS compact pedal, just a little wider.
Х Plastic casing (for right now until I find some kind of metal case I can drill holes into)
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