The Patch Pad Stereo Routing Module from Pedal Pad makes leaving your guitar effects pedals permanently plugged in easy, thus creating fast, hassle-free set-ups. The Patch Pad also has options for running external rack effects and 2-amp stereo set-ups. Conveniently run a separate pedal chain through your amplifier's effects loop by using the second... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Patch Pad Stereo Routing Module from Pedal Pad makes leaving your guitar effects pedals permanently plugged in easy, thus creating fast, hassle-free set-ups. The Patch Pad also has options for running external rack effects and 2-amp stereo set-ups. Conveniently run a separate pedal chain through your amplifier's effects loop by using the second channel of the Patch Pad. Use the Patch Pad's auxiliary balanced signal loop to route your amplifier's channel switching and reverb.
The switching jacks in the Patch Pad can configure just about any mono or stereo combination imaginable. All of the connections in the Patch Pad are wired point to point. Even if you do not plan on using stereo routing or utilizing the Patch Pad stereo routing I/Os endless combination of routing capabilities, you can still use this Pedal Pad just to protect your valuable effects pedals from wearing out. No more constantly plugging and unplugging the last pedal in your pedal chain and risking the loss of your effects settings from handling your pedals. On the road or in the studio you will find lots more uses for the Patch Pad.
Balanced Loop Feature: The balanced loop is nothing more than 2 stereo jack sockets hardwired together. Its intended use is for channel switching footswitches for your amp. As an example, say you have a Vibrato/Reverb footswitch for a Fender Vibroverb mounted on your board which uses a TRS (stereo) cable. This goes into one side of the balanced loop. You can then leave it connected just like any other pedal on the board. During setup you would then run a stereo cable from the other jack in the balanced loop to the back of the amp. The important part of the balanced loop is that it does not share a ground wire with the other jack sockets on the Patch Pad. Many amp footswitches have LED indicators which use the signal wire to power the LED and that makes for a noisy pedal board if you share a ground with the audio patch bay. There are other potential uses for the Patch Pedal”just add your imagination.
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I own two mks pedal boards and each of them are equipped with the patch pad. I bought them with intent of running stereo pedals through it, for the effects loop and also for muliple amp/instrument settings. It's a great tool for those applications, but I rarely take advantage of the capabilities. I really feel like the patch pad takes up unnecessary real estate on my board. I am removing the patch pad from my mks boards tomake room for other pedals. The features that the patch pad provide are not critical to my musical operation by any standard. It is a fine prodauct, but to be completely clear, the bottom line is IT IS NON-ESSENTIAL to the average user.