I'm looking for both a practice device that I can use with headphones that has some decent effects built in, as well as a looper for exploring song ideas and for some jams with another player, generally a bass player. The looper will not be for live performances, although it would be nice if I had the option. Mostly this is for me to explore song ideas, practice and general noodling and noise making. Was considering a couple of different pedals or devices but came across the Zoom G3 and it seems like everything I could want. Also considering the Digitech RP155 (pretty cheap right now on Amazon) as well as the Jam Man Solo XT, although the Jam Man would just be for looping and recording as I don't think it can be used as a stand alone practice device. I do have an amp with a headphone jack but also like the idea of having a single device for practice. I could go with a looper like the Solo, and also get something like the Pocket Pod or V-Amp. Strongly considering the G3 as it seems to cover every base. It can even be used as a DI box, if needed.