The Chain Gang Programmable Effects Controller has 8 auto-switching programmable banks with their own unique color LED that can be programmed at any time. No need to unplug or do a footswitch dance to program, just flip a switch and your done. The 8 banks are auto-switching meaning that when you select a bank any other bank that is on will be turned off automatically. At the top are 10 3mm alternating colored (blue & orange) LED’s to indicate which effects are programmed on for that bank. These LED’s can be turned off by depressing a simple push button.
It also has a built in on/off switchable Buffer to compensate for tone loss due to long cable runs. You say you have effect pedals that just doesn’t sound as good with a buffer, no problem just move the Buffer Select switch to the 6-10 setting and now any effect plugged into the 1-5 send and return jacks will be un-buffered leaving jacks 6-10 buffered.
The MUTE/TUNER footswitch does exactly that, mutes your input signal and routs it to your tuner eliminating your tuner from your live signal path and allow silent tuning.
The BYPASS switch of course bypasses all effects, but if needed you can still add the buffer.
The CHAIN GANG boasts 10 effects input jacks (send & return 10 ea.) for a minimum of 10 effects and is made of heavy duty die cast metal housing.
Unit operates on a standard +9volt DC 5.5mm O.D. x 2.1mm I.D. negative tip barrel style power supply (not included). Included is a 13.5″ Y-adapter for connecting to your exciting power supply.
Small footprint for pedalboard placement (9 1/4 x 6 x 2 1/4).