Loop Stations

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by JMayerFan, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. JMayerFan

    JMayerFan Member

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    Hey guys, I tried looking for a related thread, couldn't find one.

    Wondering what everyone thought about the loop pedals, the digitech JamMan Looper and the Boos RC-20 are the two I'm looking at, noticed the digitech has more features, cool removable drive. Any suggestions, experiences with either or other pedals that I should look into?

    Thanks guys.

     
  2. rewog

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    Do a search on the new Boss RC-2 coming out in a few weeks.
    Great price and features.
     
  3. nashvillesteve

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    I think the RC-2 is already available. Boomerang is releasing a new looper in a couple of months. 6 loops, true stereo, about 1/2 size of the old boomerang. I bet it will be the best looping device in pedal form out there...
     
  4. Moe45673

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    +1. Either that or the RC-50 from Boss. We'll have to see, but the Boomerang looks really cool.

    Best cost/feature item, though, is def. the RC-2.
     
  5. Kingofguitar

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    Tell me more about this new boomerang!!
     
  6. Kingofguitar

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    This is what I see on that page:

    Boomerang® Plus Phrase Sampler with Real–Time Control

    • Easiest to use looper on the planet
    • Layer parts in forward or reverse
    • Create loops up to 4 minutes long
    • Play reverse leads live!
    • Unique foot roller controls playback volume
    • Rugged 17" x 6" x 2" steel chassis
    • Made in America...hell, it's made in Texas!

    New Features in the Version 2 software
    (inside every Boomerang® Plus Phrase Sampler):

    2 independent loops, A and B
    7 decay rates, including "no decay"—separately selectable for each loop
    5 slow speeds—all musically related, down a 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th or octave
    12 sample rates, 24KHz down to 8KHz
    Stack button can be latching or momentary
    Record button can be active or disabled during playback


    I cant see anything about "a new looper in a couple of months. 6 loops, true stereo, about 1/2 size of the old boomerang."
     
  7. GuitslingerTim

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    There was/is a good video demo of the Boss RC-2 at Harmony Central in their NAMM videos section. It was pretty cool. The features consist of 33 built-in drum rhythms, with a tap-tempo feature that can be engaged using an external momentary pedal. The unit will store up to 11 different loops, with 16 minutes total storage. There is also an auxillary jack for recording into the unit from a music source. The arrival date is supposed to be 10-15. I ordered mine already due to the small size, features, and the fact it can be powered by the Boss TU-2. The street price is $179.
     
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    I have both the BOSS RC20XL and the Digitech JamMan, get the Jam Man, better audio quality and user interface, plus the removal card makes things better in regards to saving your loops. Even with the additional pedals, the RC20XL requires more tap dancing.

    TheGrooveking
     
  9. nashvillesteve

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    There's no info about the new unit pre-release on the site yet, I got that info from Mike @ Boomerang via email.
     
  10. Wilbo26

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    The RC-2 looks cool, but I think $179 is too much for it considering you can get an RC-20 or a Headrush for $200 bucks easily, and used less than that. Looks like you still need a seperate footswitch with the RC-2 to get the most out of it, otherwise its just going to operate like the hold setting on a DD-6 but with a lot more time and saveable loops. If it sells for $150 new that will be worth it, but for $180 its not going to be replacing my Headrush just yet.

    I've heard the same stuff about the upcoming Boomerang coming from Nelso, and thats what I'm waiting for.
     
  11. JMayerFan

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    So with the additional pedal on the RC-2 is that Just for setting rythm? Doesnt seem too restrictive.
     
  12. GuitslingerTim

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    To my knowledge, yes.
     

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