#1
Alright, so my birthday is coming up and I am going to be asking for a loop pedal. Now, after searching on musician's friend, I think I have narrowed it down to 2 good pedals.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-RC2-Loop-Station-Stomp-Box?sku=487040
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-RC20XL-Loop-Station?sku=151352

I originally wanted the 20XL, but I was wondering what I would lose if i went down to the RC-2..

Also, what are your opinions on the 2 loop pedals? Are there any "better" pedals? Anything else you would like to say is appreciated.

One last thing: I am also looking at http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-QuiltTop-Jazz-Bass-24?sku=515038

What do you think about the Jazz 24?

Would I be better off purchasing a Highway One, which comes with a Badass bridge, etc.

Thanks.
#2
For just $50 more, you could get a Digitech JamMan. It's a better pedal, so take a look at it.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-JamMan-Looper-Pedal?sku=156600

Also, have you actually played either the Fender Jazz 24 or Highway One?

I suggest you do so. I can't talk about their redeeming qualities, as I haven't played them, but you should try out any basses you're thinking of getting before you get them.
In the bass chat:

<Jon> take the quote of me out your sig plx
<Jon> i hate seeing what i said around lol


Leader of the Bass Militia PM to join!



And now on BANDCAMP!


Officially the funniest member of the Bass Forum.
#3
I was trying to decide over the RC-2 and the RC-20 and in the end, after trying them out, I got the 20. You lose a certain aspect of usability with the RC-2 that I valued far too much to be willing to give up on.

As for the JamMan it's actually not much better. The only advantage it has is an unecessary amount of space with the memory card. If you want to spend that money, that's up to you. I just decided against it. Logistically they're virtually the same pedal (RC-20XL and JamMan).

I strongly believe the Jazz 24 is one of the top basses in it's price bracket and the only reason I could see getting a Highway 1 over it would be if you want a totally passive bass.
#4
Hmm... What would I be losing if I were to go with the RC-2? I am seriously thinking about getting the RC-20 however, because I am not going to have to buy any other loop pedals.

Also, when you got your Jazz 24, how bad was the action, etc? Did you have to get a set-up?
#5
If you want to not buy any other loop pedals check out the RC-50. That'll do you for most everything you'll ever have to do. However, with the RC-2 what you lose is the second pedal. I know it seems dumb but you'd be shocked how handy it is to have an extra pedal to split up what each one does. Plus, the interface on the RC-2 plain sucks. It's no less powerful, but it takes twice as long to use and I wouldn't dream of using it live, or even in a band practise. It is strictly a practise tool in my mind.

The Jazz 24 came set up as Fender recommends their setups. I personally am not totally in line with how Fender sets their standards so, yes, I did set it up (myself) but not because the setup was poor.
#6
Jazz, I am not going to be gigging with this pedal anytime soon, it's more for just noodling around and having fun with while practicing. Do you still think the 20XL is the way to go?

I would like to get the 20XL, but if I am going to be getting extra things that I won't be using for more money, I am not sure what to do.
#7
If there is any REMOTE possibility that you'll be using the pedal with anyone but yourself, buy the RC-20XL. If you know for a FACT you will never use it in any kind of situation beyond laying down a loop to solo over, maybe think about the RC-2.
#8
Quote by Enyab
Jazz, I am not going to be gigging with this pedal anytime soon, it's more for just noodling around and having fun with while practicing. Do you still think the 20XL is the way to go?

I would like to get the 20XL, but if I am going to be getting extra things that I won't be using for more money, I am not sure what to do.


Personally I recommend the Korg Pandora PX5D.
http://www.korg.com/gear/info.asp?a_prod_no=PX5D&category_id=6

As for the Jazz 24, I love mine. I liked the setup from the start. Though, your preference may vary.
Proud Owner of a Fender Jazz 24 V

Private Simmons of the Red vs. Blue club. PM Fret13 to join.

Things to come:
Carvin or Trace-elliot rig
EBS Valvedrive (Newest edition )