True Bypass Single Loopers

(5 customer reviews)


A Saturnworks true bypass looper can make any pedal true bypass, or turn multiple pedals on/off at the same time. With options such as feedback, active blenders, clean boosters, multi-loops, and buffers, Saturnworks has your looper.

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Compact Looper, Compact Looper with LED, Compact Momentary Looper, and Latching + Momentary Looper

Add true bypass to any pedal or switch multiple pedals on and off at the same time with the Saturnworks true bypass looper.

The Saturnworks true bypass looper lets you make any pedal true bypass. It also lets you turn on/off groups of pedals with a single click. You can also use the true bypass looper as an A/B pedal, a tuner out, or a kill switch.

The LED version adds an LED so that you can easily see when the loop is active.

The black and white versions feature a durable powered coated finish, a soft click switch, and premium Switchcraft jacks. Check out this video to check out the amazing new soft click switch.

The compact momentary looper only engages the loop when the momentary footswitch is held down. With the switch released the loop is bypassed and the signal flows on through the pedal’s true bypass circuitry.

The latching + momentary looper features both a latching and a momentary switch, so you can engage the true bypass loop by either clicking it on/off with the latching switch, or by holding down the momentary switch. It should be obvious, but if the loop is already turned on with the latching switch, you can’t turn it on again with the momentary switch. Trying to do so will likely create feedback — undesirable, unless feedback is your thing.

Check out this demo to see how a true bypass looper works.

Volume Control Looper

The volume control version lets you add a volume knob to any pedal. Our volume control looper trims unwanted volume boosts from the pedal or pedals in the loop. The volume control looper features authentic made in Japan Lumberg jacks. Please note: the volume control only cuts volume. If you’re looking for a looper that will boost the signal and help with unwanted volume loss, check out the Saturnworks booster looper.

Booster Looper 

The booster looper version helps with unwanted volume loss caused by the pedal or pedals in the loop. The clean boost circuit, which adds up to 25dB of clean boost, comes after the true bypass loop as to not affect the tone of the pedal(s) in the loop.  If you’re looking for a looper that will trim unwanted signal boosts, check out the Saturnworks volume control looper.

The bass version tweaks the design to allow the bass’ lower frequencies to enter the buffer circuit.

Feedback Looper, Momentary Feedback Looper, and Deluxe Momentary Feedback Looper

The feedback looper is designed to send the output signal back to the loop’s input. This can produce some very interesting results ranging from oscillating, growling, chirping sounds, to flat out noise, to nothing. The key to the feedback looper is experimentation. Some pedals can produce great results while some have little to no effect at all. You can also try various combinations of pedals. Your pickups and pickup selector position as well as your volume and tone controls also have a tremendous effect on the sound produced. The pedal’s control knob determines the amount of feedback being sent back to the input. Sometimes you may need to turn it all the way up while other times you may find a sweet spot with the level turned low.

If making a lot of noise is something you’re into, then look no further. The feedback pedal provides a strange sonic landscape and you never know what you’re going to get.

The momentary feedback looper uses a momentary switch rather than a latching switch. The feedback happens while you hold the switch down and disappears when you release it. To see the momentary feedback looper in action, click here.

The deluxe momentary feedback looper features both a latching switch to turn the loop on/off and a momentary switch, which only produces feedback while being held down. Releasing the momentary feedback switch tames the switch into a normal true bypass looper. The deluxe momentary feedback looper also features a volume trim control for the true bypass loop.

Check out this video to see a Saturnworks deluxe momentary feedback looper in action. (Please note, the looper in the video has an older knob configuration, but is otherwise the same as the current model).

Blender Looper (guitar + bass) & Compact Blender

The Saturnworks blender looper lets you blend your dry signal with whatever is in the loop while its active circuitry prevents signal degradation. You can set the blender’s clean knob fully counter-clockwise for a 100% dry signal, fully clockwise for a 100% wet signal, halfway for a 50/50 blend, or anywhere in between.

New for 2020: The blender looper features a toggle that selects either a guitar or bass input. The bass input setting allows lower frequencies to enter the circuit.

The compact black blender keeps things compact by getting rid of the loop switch. But you can still dial in a blend of whatever is in the loop using the blend knob. You can also use the black blender as a buffer by turning the knob to fully dry (counterclockwise).

Kill Switch Looper, Momentary and Latching

The kill switch looper adds either a latching or momentary kill switch as a second switch along with a single true bypass looper.  Use the momentary version’s soft touch switch to create a shudder effect. The signal is only killed while you’re holding down the switch. Turn the signal off and leave it off with a latching switch. The latching version includes an LED that indicates when the signal is off.

Buffer Looper

The buffer looper preserves your signal while saving space and money by combining a true bypass looper with a buffer. The buffer is active whether the switch is in bypass or loop mode.

Stereo Looper

A true bypass looper for your stereo setup. Note: stereo loopers are not available with an LED.

Trails Looper

The active trails looper keeps the loop’s ‘trails’ going after you switch off the loop. It features an active mixing circuit to keep the bypass and loop signals strong. Trim or boost the loop and bypass signals’ levels with dual control knobs. A master bypass switch bypasses all active circuitry to send the signal straight down the line. Check out a demo of the trails looper here.

Custom Work

Want a pedal that is unique to you? Check out our customizations and upgrades page work page for a variety of customizations and upgrades.

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Compact Looper, Compact Looper with LED, Momentary Compact Looper, Compact Looper with LED Black with Soft Click, Compact Looper with LED White, Latching + Momentary Looper, Volume Control Looper, Booster Looper, Bass Booster Looper, Feedback Looper, Deluxe Momentary Feedback Looper, Blender Looper (Guitar + Bass), Compact Black Blender, Kill Switch Looper Momentary, Kill Switch Looper Latching, Momentary Feedback Looper, Buffer Looper, Bass Buffer Looper, Stereo Looper, Active Trails Looper

5 reviews for True Bypass Single Loopers

  1. Jim Myers (verified owner)

    Your simplest True Bypass Single Looper was exactly the tool I needed to instantaneously A/B all my pedals in various combinations and weed out the guilty unit that was stealing my tone. A keeper for sure. Thanks!

  2. Aaron Dues

    I purchased the Bass Blender Looper about two weeks ago via the Saturnworks ebay page. It arrived quickly, was shipped safely, and it works as intended. From what I can tell, the build quality is really solid. The metal enclosure is sturdy and the footswitch feels secure. Likewise, the knob feels satisfying to turn – it’s tight enough to keep it from drifting out of position. The larger size of the knob is nice as well because it can be adjusted with a quick nudge from your foot.

    All in all, I received a quality product and would recommend Saturnworks to anyone who needs a utility pedal such as this.

    Also, be sure to get the Booster version if you don’t have another way to keep your full volume going to dirt pedals in the loop. I keep an EQ in the loop before the dirt to tone shape/boost anyway, so it wasn’t a problem for me, but it may help other people that didn’t consider it.

  3. Griffin

    I got the basic looper with LED. Built well, does exactly what it’s supposed to do, and I like the fact that I got to pick the graphic from a couple options. I use it to bypass my pedalboard when I’m not using it to avoid degradation from some pedals.

  4. BurningSkies

    A ways back I purchased a bass booster looper to work with my ‘classic’ Boss OC-2 Octave. The ‘classic synth’ tone of this pedal for bassists is to use only the 1st octave down and zero out the 2nd octave and the clean. As such it has two problems in stage use; the first being the really awful non-bypass buffer, and the second being volume loss when run this way. The Bass Booster Looper takes care of BOTH of those problems in a compact-board-friendly solution. If you absolutely positively must use the classic OC-2, this is probably the best/easiest solution to using it effectively. Build quality was as expected (solid, high quality), custom graphics were reasonably priced, and Saturnworks was friendly & quick.

  5. J L

    Just got the active trails looper for my deluxe memory man XO and it’s really magical. I’m so glad to finally have a delay trails solution for my all time fav analog delay! The size is board friendly, and it’s built very well. Great work!

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