Boss RC-5: is it worth swapping a Ditto for it?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Aloe, Oct 24, 2021.

  1. Aloe


    Apr 10, 2016

    I have my old good Ditto at the end of pedalboard. I'm thinking of getting a Boss RC-5 to replace it. Some questions:

    1. is it comparable or better in the sound department? I recall, RC-3 was less natural sounding, but heard they improved things with RC-5. in fact, Ditto sounds very nice, but tends to cut some highs when sound is recorded.

    2. how noisy is the bypass (provided I use a quiet isolated power supply)? the same RC-3 was noisy, did they improve this?

    3. the RC-5 doesn't pop on loop end, right? I had a JamMan Express XT and got rid of it as if I pressed the switch to stop recording slightly before I muted all the notes, it introduced a pop and the end/beginning of the loop. Ditto works around this by introducing a very quick fade out, I believe. does Boss do the same?

  2. BillyBrahBass


    Oct 23, 2020
    I just got the rc5, and the sound quality is much better than the rc1. No pop on loop end. MIDI in from my drum machine (with the Boss cable) keeps everything on the one, which is what I needed.