The Little Lehle II – the universal Lehle switching and looping tool. The Little Lehle II removes effect pedals from the signal path at the press of its button. A signal can be picked off at any point in the signal chain, to switch to an instrument tuner, for example.
The Little Lehle II can also be used to switch between two instruments on one amp or, vice versa, between two amps with one instrument. Extremely diverse sound sources are possible – signals from pick-ups, microphones and keyboard line-out sockets are routed loss-free to the target amplifier or recorders, and all jack sockets are stereo. Switches with gold-plated contacts assure True Bypass. As on this unit’s “big brother”, the Lehle D.Loop SGoS, not only the stereo signal, but also the signal ground, is switched – so it’s goodbye to hum when switching between two amps, and selecting effect loops – it just can’t happen any more!
The easy-action mushroom-shaped button characteristic of Lehle products is mounted in the cover, so that your foot pressure is transmitted indirectly, via only a spring, to the slide switch with its gold-plated contacts. The electronics board is thus not exposed to mechanical loads, making the Little Lehle II virtually indestructible and guaranteeing years of trouble-free switching.
Q: Does it affect the sound and dynamics of my instrument when I use the Little Lehle II without power supply? In the manual it says the power is only for the LEDs.
A: It makes no difference since the switcher works passive. Power is indeed only for the LEDs, neither dynamics nor sound will be altered in any way.
Q: Can the Little Lehle II be used for signals other than instrument pickups?
A: No problem, the Little Lehle II can also switch line level signals. Thanks to its stereo sockets this could also be CD or MP3 players. The Little Lehle II is even suitable for weaker signals from piezo pickups.
Q: Why do I get a loud noise from my amp when I switch the Little Lehle II?
A: Two things, generally, can cause switching noise: the power supply unit used, or a DC voltage component in the audio signal, a so-called “DC offset”.
The first thing to do, in order to determine whether the switching noise is caused by the Little Lehle II itself, is to remove all other factors, if possible, from the signal path. To do this, remove the Little Lehle II’s power supply, then connect the instrument to the input and the amplifier to the output of the Little Lehle II. Use a patch cable and plug it into the Send and the Return socket, Send and Return are now bridged. The switching noise should now be significantly less, or have disappeared completely; if not, test out other instruments and/or other amplifier combinations.