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Old 11-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Which Loop pedal?

I've been looking into getting a looping pedal and based on budget restraints I've been looking at:

Boss RC-3

Digitech JML2 JamMan

Vox VDL1

Line 6 JM4 Looper

I'm mainly going to use it when I'm practicing by myself and occasionally in a live setting. I need a pedal that lets me pull up specific riffs for specific songs without having to re-record them.

My budget is roughly 200 USD and I do buy used. Suggestions are welcome.

Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Not the Boss or the Vox.

I would go Digitech because of the smaller size.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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Have a look at the TC Electronic Ditto Looper, as well, it's nice and small
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out.

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Have a look at the TC Electronic Ditto Looper, as well, it's nice and small


The analog circuitry and the true bypass are definitely good, but I want something that's able to store my loops.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
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It depends what you are using it for. like are you just using it to jam with yourself?, do you need it to store loops so you can trigger them in a live situation etc. there is a big difference between the simple loopers like the Ditto looper mentioned above to some of the others you mentioned!
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #6
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It depends what you are using it for. like are you just using it to jam with yourself?, do you need it to store loops so you can trigger them in a live situation etc. there is a big difference between the simple loopers like the Ditto looper mentioned above to some of the others you mentioned!


I'm mainly going to use it when I'm practicing by myself and occasionally in a live setting. I need a pedal that lets me pull up specific riffs for specific songs without having to re-record them.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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(I'm interested in this too)
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #8
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If you want to store loops, don't get a DL4. It doesn't store them (at least to my two years of knowledge with it)
However, I've tried many loopers, an the DL4 is the best in my opinion. The TC Electronic Flashback x4 is pretty awesome as well, but I still like the DL4 better. If I could make the Flashback and DL4 have a baby, I would use that thing.

For you, you don't need a looper, you want a sampler. Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos uses one....but I have no clue what it is....
Maybe there is a looper that can do what you want. I know BOSS loopers can store a shit load of loops, so maybe look into those?

My recommendation would be to go to a guitar shop and just test a bunch of em out
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #9
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I've been watching demos and tutorials on youtube and all of them seem to do what I need, but I just don't know which one to go for and would like some feed back on them (it's difficult to find these and try them out in my area, so I shop online).

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Not the Boss or the Vox.

I would go Digitech because of the smaller size.


I'm curious why the Boss is bad?
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:37 PM   #10
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Its not bad, it just has a worse feature/price ratio than the L6 or DigiTech.

No SD card slot for example.

also, isn't that the single stomp box model? that would be a nightmare to access multiple loops with.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:04 AM   #11
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Its not bad, it just has a worse feature/price ratio than the L6 or DigiTech.

No SD card slot for example.

also, isn't that the single stomp box model? that would be a nightmare to access multiple loops with.


Oh okay. I had the same impression.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:50 AM   #12
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Our old bass player had a Digitech pedal, the JML 2, I think. That seemed to do what you're after. Sounded pretty good in reheasals. I think he even used it during a show once, looping the closing bass line and then thrashing through the last chords with me on my spare guitar.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #14
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Jamman is always a good bet for your needs.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:14 PM   #15
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I have personally tried all the ones above and I would say that your best option would be the Boss; it's reliable and it stores many presets but I don't know specifics into how long or how many. But of those, the Boss had been most reliable for me. I use a looper that's built into my Line 6 POD HD500X now, and a Ditto looper sometimes. You may think you need to use the same riff every time, but I'd like to put forth that from my experience when you're playing with the same exact track every sing time, it gets a little annoying, especially in a live scenario.

Also, if you're bringing up presets in a gig or in a rehearsal, you'd have to record them to a click AND have your drummer play to the same click to get it in time, which in my opinion sucks some of the fun out of it. So I would highly HIGHLY recommend (based on personal experience) to get a Ditto looper or even a used Boomerang if you can spare the money, and loop in the moment. It'll make your life much easier than remembering presets, and worrying about time and getting bored of the same loop and so on.

But, if you are completely set on one of those, I've had the best experience with the Boss and I'm obliged to recommend that because of it. The others just didn't work for what I needed, and I started thinking I wanted the same as what you would like.

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gibson, what was unreliable about the Jamman you used? I can't think of anything the Boss does that the Jamman doesn't.
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gibson, what was unreliable about the Jamman you used? I can't think of anything the Boss does that the Jamman doesn't.


+1

although i haven't used my jammman a whole lot its pretty rugged. if ^^ has tried/owned them all where does the jamman fall weak? the switches aren't going anywhere. the knobs are on par with every other looper.

honestly i havn't played the boss a whole lot, but i don't see any relibility issues. its built no better.

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You mentioned the Line6 JM4 - that has SD card storage and plenty of space without the SD card to store recordings then replay them later.

It also has some effects and jam tracks on board too for practice.

I bought one a couple of years ago and it's pretty good.
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I'm thinking of possibly getting one in order to get of the bassist in our band. Mainly because he gives me the shits and everyone else I know that can play is apathetic.
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I have personally tried all the ones above and I would say that your best option would be the Boss; it's reliable and it stores many presets but I don't know specifics into how long or how many. But of those, the Boss had been most reliable for me. I use a looper that's built into my Line 6 POD HD500X now, and a Ditto looper sometimes. You may think you need to use the same riff every time, but I'd like to put forth that from my experience when you're playing with the same exact track every sing time, it gets a little annoying, especially in a live scenario.

Also, if you're bringing up presets in a gig or in a rehearsal, you'd have to record them to a click AND have your drummer play to the same click to get it in time, which in my opinion sucks some of the fun out of it. So I would highly HIGHLY recommend (based on personal experience) to get a Ditto looper or even a used Boomerang if you can spare the money, and loop in the moment. It'll make your life much easier than remembering presets, and worrying about time and getting bored of the same loop and so on.

But, if you are completely set on one of those, I've had the best experience with the Boss and I'm obliged to recommend that because of it. The others just didn't work for what I needed, and I started thinking I wanted the same as what you would like.

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