I really like the amp (especially the clean sound) and think it is as close as reasonably perfect an amp should be:
-Fair price (paid 197€ new);
-Two (or more) channels
-Predictably reliable and low maintenance (if any)
-Speaker/Amp-Emulated recording/phones output
-Strudy build quality;
-Loud, and remains clean while loud (if you want it to);
It could benefit from a line-out and external speaker jack (the bigger 80W brother in the line has it!), but hey...For the places where I intend to play I guess these features won't be needed anyway...
The shock came in the time of buying a footswitch... 60€ average price for a Roland FS6 and 30€ for the equivalent Behringer clone? Now, that's expensive... Has anyone explained these people that foostswitches are nothing but, well, switches?
While the use of such gadget is not absolutely necessary for one to enjoy all the features of this amplifier,it sure comes in handy and is highly recommended to explore the built-in 80 second looper at its full capabilities (except for those who have 3 hands)..
But then again: 30 to 60 € for a pair of non latching push buttons ?!?!?
No way, not for my daddy's son...So I came up with this:
Not pretty but, as usual, does the trick...
2 x momentary push buttons (the more sturdy the better)
1 x scrap plastic box (this one is from an old printer's PSU)
1 x piece of 3 conductor wire (this one I made myself by twisting 3 pieces of identical wire using a hand drill)
1 x stereo jack
CIRCUIT: (really simple)