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I recently bought this Ammoon looper pedal. For the price, it has a great quality. However, I want to use a footswitch on it.

As you can see on this picture, on the left side (amp side) of the pedal in an input jack for a foot switch. You can supposedly plug in a footswitch and press it to replace the rotating knob, which can allow you to cycle between loops for instance. This is the use case I am looking for: if I'm playing a song that has a variation in theme, I would love to be able to switch between my loop 1 and 2 using foot control (like I'm currently doing using the knob).

I tried three footswitches that I had in store:

  • a Bespeco piano sustain pedal,
  • an unbranded sustain pedal,
  • the footswitch of my Marshall amp (that has two buttons: "channel" and "effect").

None of them worked: when I plug the footswitch, the pedal cycles two loops back. Suppose it is currently playing the recorded loop n°5, well, it will quickly display 5-4-3 and play loop n°3. The same happens when I unplug the footswitch.

I tried looking it up but I can't find anything since Ammoon is not really a huge brand (probably a dropshipping brand, tbh). Does anyone have any input concerning the kind of footswitch that I can use to cycle between loops?

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  • It's a momentary pedal - so a piano sustain should work, but the instructions say it needs a 1/4" stereo jack. It could be that you need to be very quick tapping it - holding for a moment longer lets it scroll back too far. Pedals with a stereo jack are capable of half-pedalling, not sure Bespecco does that. I'd be plugging a TRS jack in, with three bare wire ends, and touching them together to see what happens then.
    – Tim
    May 18 at 12:48
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Eighth page of the manual describes necessary specifications of the foot controller.

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Typical amp footswitch using latching switches certainly isn't a good replacement. Typical sustain pedal uses a mono plug which permanently shorts ring and sleeve, and apparently your unit is not happy with it either.

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  • Oh wow, thank you. I can't believe I missed this. I'll try to find an appropriate footswitch.
    – C. Crt
    May 19 at 9:29

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