Is the boomerang still the best looper?

earwax

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I have a boss RC-3 that I am using right now. I'd like to have more than one track available. Something where you can record a verse track and then a chorus track and switch back and forth etc. not really into effects like 1/2 speed and reverse etc.
 

celticelk

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For that application, you're basically looking at the Rang III and the Pigtronix Infinity. If you don't need the other bells and whistles, the Infinity might be preferable from a footprint perspective. Also, the new EHX 22500 might meet your needs, though I have no idea when it will be officially released.
 

smitty.west

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My Boomerang III is one of the very first ones-- was/is actually a beta unit-- and nothing beats it in the capacity which you describe. I've used the Infinity and overall while it was nice, I found the 'rang much more intuitive to use. A real performance oriented looper.
 

earwax

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I am interested in that ehx release because of the smaller footprint but I think so far the way the boomerang works in serial mode maybe exactly what I want.
 

corn husk bag

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I am interested in that ehx release because of the smaller footprint but I think so far the way the boomerang works in serial mode maybe exactly what I want.
I think so too. Great pedal. Have had all 3 iterations of the Boomerang, the pedal progressed beyond my expectations in the area that fits your needs.

Steve
 

Squatch57

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I got the Infinity because I like the idea of saving loops to PC (plus I got an irresistable deal)
But I suppose you can always record the Boomerang loop to PC if you get a killer loop you wanna keep
 
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splatt

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My Boomerang III is one of the very first ones-- was/is actually a beta unit-- and nothing beats it in the capacity which you describe.
actually, i'd say the Echoplex Digital Pro "beats" it, insofar as functionality in that capacity is concerned;
however, it's very different.

A real performance oriented looper.
the BIII is great, but is def not oriented towards my use & pursuit of "real performance" looping.
 

smitty.west

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actually, i'd say the Echoplex Digital Pro "beats" it, insofar as functionality in that capacity is concerned;
however, it's very different.
I agree, but I'm assuming the OP is looking for something within the stompbox realm. Not everyone wants to incorporate a rack and its accompanying large foot pedal. But it's just an assumption on my part- maybe OP won't mind!
 

earwax

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I agree, but I'm assuming the OP is looking for something within the stompbox realm. Not everyone wants to incorporate a rack and its accompanying large foot pedal. But it's just an assumption on my part- maybe OP won't mind!
no you are correct. It definitely needs to be a stompbox.
 

splatt

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I agree, but I'm assuming the OP is looking for something within the stompbox realm. Not everyone wants to incorporate a rack and its accompanying large foot pedal. But it's just an assumption on my part- maybe OP won't mind!
understood; "pedal" wasn't specified in the thread-subject nor OP; "looper" was.

i'm no longer using a foot-pedal (of any kind) with the EchoPlex, and i've never used one with the Repeater, fwiw;
1-rack space for the EDP, vs. 2 for the Repeater.
 

Telecasteur

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understood; "pedal" wasn't specified in the thread-subject nor OP; "looper" was.

i'm no longer using a foot-pedal (of any kind) with the EchoPlex, and i've never used one with the Repeater, fwiw;
1-rack space for the EDP, vs. 2 for the Repeater.
I think most people use loopers with what the Boomerang/Infinity were designed for (verse/chorus sections). I absolutely love what you do, Mr. Torn, but I haven't the slightest clue on how to begin down that road.

Do you think you'll ever produce a video tutorial or lesson series on your unique looping style? I'd buy it.

For those that haven't seen it, here is a great TED performance & talk given by Splatt!

 

celticelk

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Do you think you'll ever produce a video tutorial or lesson series on your unique looping style? I'd buy it.
Homespun Video released a two-video lesson with David in the mid-90s called "Painting With Guitar", but it's never been re-released in digital form. If you can track down the VHS tapes, they're well worth checking out. David also gave a couple of clinics on his recent tour, at least one of which was filmed; I'm eagerly awaiting the release of that video.
 






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