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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by FOE_Bass, Jan 5, 2001.
What is everyones opinion on the Boomerang? Is it worth the money?
Can't tell you much about the Boomerang. I use an Akai Headrush- it gives 12 sec's of loop- and I've seen them for under $200 on a regular basis. If you don't need a lot of loop time, it might be a cheaper (and better) deal.
And now that I've got it, I can't live without it.
I really like my Boomerang. It has encouraged me to find new bass tones and styles, and it has helped my timing. I have barely scratched the surface of what can be created with one. I'm still learning.
The 'rang is worth every penney! It allows a whopping 2 minutes or more of loop time. With infinite amount of loops with no time degradation. Version 2 is even better. As a practice tool there is nothing better. It is also wonderful in performance. There are a few drawbacks. Due to the sampling rate of 24 khz, high end, percussive things (such as slapping) sounds a bit thin. When I add harmony to the slap though it usually sounds good. The other drawback is that once you add a loop you cannot take it out. Each loop is added to the previous. So if you make a real glaring mistake on your 3rd pass through, you have to start again. Check out my "Gear" page at http://www.michaeldimin.com or my on-line lessons at http://www.bassically.net for some samples. If you have any specific questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.
There was one, recently for sale at http://www.bassgear.com. If you have trouble finding it let me know, I know the seller.
I own the version 2 Boomerang which has 4 minutes of sampling time. Kinda pricey for what you get (go used if possible, or TRY to find a Lexicon Jam Man, they are worth the money). The high end of the 'Rang is muffled due to poor sampling rate, but can be corrected by using an EQ or an exciter after it. I would also recommend using some compression before to get the best signal into it.
[Edited by Zonplayer on 01-08-2001 at 03:36 PM]