UPDATE!

I've found a compromise...

I started building my own pedals recently, and I built a compact true bypass looper to eliminate my volume pedal tone loss problems. Since I only use it for clean swells, the lowered signal while in use isn't a problem, I just increase the volume with my Sig's boost button...





I know I'm only working hard to get around design flaws of inferior products, but I had fun building the looper. I've built 6 other pedals now since December, it's an addictive hobby!