#1
My new band is about to hit the rehersal rooms very soon and I've been told that the opinion on a track I've written is it's good, but we need to have some stuff over it, problem is we only have one guitarist, so I was thinking about buying a Loop Pedal and I came across this one, http://www.thomann.de/gb/digitech_jamman_express_xt_b_stock.htm

And I'm wondering if it'll do what I'm wanting, to be able to start something off and then click the switch and have it repeat a few times and then at a push of a switch turn off again? I don't feel the need to spend all out on one of these as it's going to be used just for the intro of one song anyway, but if you guys can advise, that would be great.

Sorry for clumsily wording this, I have no idea how to do that!
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#2
The Digitech can do it. If your band is going to play along at the same time the drummer needs to know that he is not setting the beat and has to slave to your playing on the looper until you kick it off.
#3
Technically it should do it... But as Fly says it can be tough with drummers. Tiny, tiny imperfections in the loop will compound and cause odd timing issues. I've never successfully used a looper with a drummer, but then again I have pretty poor timing so it may just be me.
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#4
What you really need is a new amp!

That would work just fine anyway.

If you want more flexibility get two or three or four or whatever and sync them (they have a dedicated 1/8" jack) so you have all of the different loops you want.
And if you can't decide between this and the ditto looper, get this.
It's stereo and the quality is supposedly the same but the chassis' bigger so this may have better converters, and the guys at digitech say this one has analog dry-through too.
Oh yeah, and this has status leds.

And most importantly if you get one of those write a review, I'm thinking about buying it but don't have any here to try
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The Digitech can do it. If your band is going to play along at the same time the drummer needs to know that he is not setting the beat and has to slave to your playing on the looper until you kick it off.


Right ok, Ah I assumed that would be the issue, it was just a clean intro. So no drums, so if anyone is to blame for shoddy timing it would be me
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Quote by fly135
The Digitech can do it. If your band is going to play along at the same time the drummer needs to know that he is not setting the beat and has to slave to your playing on the looper until you kick it off.

Re. this, I use the looper on my Zoom G3 for one of the songs my band plays. It has a tap tempo function so I can set the timing on the fly to match the speed we're doing the song that day.

Edit: Ninja'd! As the drummer isn't playing, feel free to ignore me!
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#7
Any looper should do really. That being said, loopers can absolutely ruin a live performance. If one little thing goes wrong, you got a sonic mess.
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#8
It takes a bit of practice and good timing but I've used a looper with drums many times. I wouldn't use prerecorded loops, that could get annoying, but if you're looping on the fly, its pretty easily do-able.

Just to throw it out there, with a looper, two switches is easier/quicker/better than one.
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What you really need is a second guitarist.
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#10
I just use my BOSS looper for practice, wouldn't ever use it live because of the possible implications
#11
Using loopers live can be tricky but you should be fine since just an intro. On another note best live looper use Ive personally seen was from the guitarist from veil of maya. He loops constantly while they are playing live then plays the other guitar parts over the loop. I have no idea how he does it playing the stuff he does, I was on the side of the stage watching in amazement.
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