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QuarterMaster QMX - 6

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Expected dispatch Sept 25th
The GigRig QuarterMaster QMX6

Simple loop switching for your pedals

High-quality true bypass strip loop control for your effects pedals. Compact easy switching solution to keep your tone intact. 

TheGigRig QMX has all the same great features as the standard QuarterMaster including; 

1. Uses TheGigRig 'True Bypass' relay technology keeping your tone perfectly intact and your switching quiet. 
2. Tough aluminium enclosure and small footprint will keep your pedalboard light and compact 
3. Uses the new GigRig 'OptoKick' Optical Foot switch which we believe is the most reliable foot switch in the world.

PLUS, the QMX has a very clever ace up its sleeve. 

Each loop has a push button next to the loop return that gives you the option to turn a standard loop into a flip/flop loop. 
Instantly switch between any selected loops while adding other loops on top. Its great if there are effects on your board that you never stack like multiple delays, or drive units. 
By using the QMX returns as instrument inputs you can easily and quietly switch between your favourite guitars 

For your simple compact board, TheGigRig QuarterMaster QMX just makes life that little bit easier. 

Quartermasters - there are 5 size options

QMX2 - 9V/100mA / 16cm x 4cm x 5.8cm / 6.30in x 1.57in x 2.28in / 0.24kg / 0.5lbs

QMX4 - 9V/200mA / 28cm x 4cm x 5.8cm / 11.02in x 1.57in x 2.28in / 0.42kg / 0.9lbs

QMX6 - 9v/300mA / 41cm x 4cm x 5.8cm / 16.14in x 1.57in x 2.28in / 0.62kg / 1.4lbs

QMX8 - 9v/400mA / 54cm x 4cm x 5.8cm / 21.26in x 1.57in x 2.28in / 0.80kg / 1.8lbs

QMX10 - 9v/500mA / 68cm x 4cm x 5.8cm / 26.77in x 1.57in x 2.28in / 0.99kg / 2.2lbs

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  • 5
    Quartermaster 6

    Posted by TB on Sep 8th 2020

    Another great product from a great company!

  • 5
    I love this more than G2 even!

    Posted by Ben Standefer on Aug 11th 2020

    I first had a G2, which is a fantastic product, but the board was large and I didn't end up liking having a layer of hidden pedals underneath an upper deck I couldn't see or easily tweak, so I decided to go to a smaller board with a Quartermaster QMX-6. The QMX-6 fits perfectly on a West Coast Pedalboards 18x12" pedalboard, and looks great. I can fit 2 rows of pedals above. It's a close, but economic fit that forces me to make decisions. The size constraint is good.

    Summary: I love the QMX-6 workflow! Some things I learned from switching:

    I use the hot switching on the QMX-6 to go directly between clean/drive/fuzz sounds, but I leave a treble booster (pre-drives), post-drive boost, flanger, and delay in toggle mode.

    For delay, I used the Analogman ADRX20, which lets you setup 2 analog delay settings. I can hit the settings switcher on the ARDX20 to switch between short/long delays, but I use the QMX-6 footswitch to bring delay in or out.

    I discovered that the workflow with dual overdrive pedals is better than I anticipated. I can "prepare" a dual overdrive pedal before switching to it. I.e. on King of Tone, I can go from clean -> boost OR clean -> overdrive, depending on what I do to the KoT before switching to it with the QMX-6.

    I put tuner, Strymon Flint and a Ditto looper completely after the QMX-6, so not "everything" will fit in the QMX-6, but all the potentially noisy analog pedals do, and the workflow is nice for switching between overdrives and kicking on boosts.

    I have an extra slot in the QMX-6 as my "floater" spot. After overdrives and before flanger. It's unused, but if I want to use a different pedal with my setup, I can just drop it on the board, plug it in with short patch cables to QMX-6 slot 5, and off to the races. It's easy to make it a hot switching spot (i.e. additional overdrive) or a toggle (i.e. phaser).

    To me, this is a really great setup that covers the bases day-in/day-out, but still lets me be flexible by trying a new pedal, not having to rewire everything, and not prompting me to build the "ultimate" board. It's made me focus on having a smaller set of REALLY good pedals (i.e. KoT) vs. collecting a ton of pedals and trying to figure out where they go on a massive board. It's prompted me use my volume control more.

  • 5

    Posted by Kevin Cornell on Jun 17th 2020

    My guitar has never sounded better! This is one of the best pieces of guitar gear that I have ever bought. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone! Totally worth it!!

  • 5

    Posted by Daniel Schimmel on Jun 11th 2020

    I knew this was going to be a great product but it exceeded my expectations. Not only does my guitar tone sound better (as if I was plugging direct into my amp) it also is super high quality. It messed up all my setting and pedal choices in the best way. Would highly recommend.

  • 5

    Posted by Sean Lagonegro on Jun 9th 2020

    Love the Quarter Master! It makes life so much easier when making quick changes in sound,, say from a Leslie emulator to a distortion pedal. Really love it!

  • 5

    Posted by Trent Keeling on May 22nd 2020

    The Quartermaster arrived yesterday and I spent the next couple of hours wiring it up- holy schnikes kids, you have a winner winner chicken dinner here. The time based effects immediately became more defined when compared to my last passive loop system. The switching is seamless and effortless thanks to the high quality switches, and there no pops when switching between high gain favourite pedals even seemed a little rounder, the upper mids more pleasing (and I'm picky about that). Overall, a great product for what I consider a fair price!

  • 5
    Great Switcher for Small Pedalboards

    Posted by Bill Sanderson on May 3rd 2020

    I have had great success in making my small pedal boards convenient to operate and noise-free with the Quartermasters. Great product!

  • 5
    Quartermaster QMX-6

    Posted by Tony on Feb 10th 2020

    High quality product. Makes switching pedals a breeze.