Looper - Really ???

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by guitarman1956, May 30, 2008.

  1. guitarman1956

    guitarman1956 Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    Northern Virginia
    I gig just about every weekend and have done so forever. Someone just brought to my attention "the looper". Anyone gig with one? How do you use it? What's the best one? I play classic and southern rock by the way.
  2. puddinstone

    puddinstone Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    Woodstock Ga
    I'm guessing you mean, looper as in: can repeat a recorded phrase over and over...? Not a true bypass looper...?

    I play gigs fulltime, and I use a Looper sometimes...and always a Boss DD-20 which fills the role some.

    I use it for background filler/pad sound....example: Band is staying on a static chord or a progression I can keep a common note through out.

    I do volume swells to create a chord/sound that feels like a keyboard pad. I use volume swells so there isn't a tempo that has to be locked with the entire band.

    As far as the best....I'm not going there...huge topic.
  3. Shawn S.

    Shawn S. Member

    Nov 14, 2007
    Yeah, what he said. Also works well as an orchestration tool too... here's some spam:


    Just done with a DD-20. Obviously solo environment, but it translates really easily to a larger group, and I've heard it used in almost every genre possible.
  4. Fretts

    Fretts Member

    Nov 20, 2003
    Santa Monica, CA
    I'm partial to the Boomerang because it is performance oriented. It's big, it's OK to stomp on the switches and you can operate the mix control with your foot. Definitely does not tuck into a little pedalboard. Plus it's made in Texas.
  5. Mincer

    Mincer Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Tampa Bay area, FL USA
    Everything I do uses loops.. I have a few: Boss RC2, Line6 DL4, Boss DD-20 and Oberheim Echoplex Digital Pro.

    I am guessing with most classic and southern rock, you wouldnt need one- but you might find a way to sneak some in. For practice, I recommend every guitar player have one- you learn about arranging, layering tones, composition, and can practice soloing without any other pesky players around.

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