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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by slapmachine, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. slapmachine


    Oct 4, 2010
    PV, Kansas
    Hey guys, considering getting a looper.

    Things I'm looking for in it. Preferably compact, built like a tank, very user-friendly, looks good :).

    Affordability comes second to quality in my book, so I don't mind spending a lot of money on an effect that's going to be an investment that lasts.

    Best regards,

    Brooks :bassist:
  2. I've had the Boss RC-2 and Digitech JamMan and sold/traded them both. I'm happy now with a Hardwire DL-8.
    It only records 20 second loops, but it's enough to do a simple phrase and you can layer multiple phrases.
    Maybe I'm dumb, probably am, but I just couldn't work the RC-2 and JamMan very well.
    A chimp can work the DL-8, which makes it perfect for me.

  3. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    line6 m9
    modded dl4
  4. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    Modded how? longer loop? I have a dl4 and my only complaint is the short loop time. (14s)
  5. I have a Digitech Jam man. Takes up 2 spaces on my pedalboard. I love it, super long recording (limited by space on the memory card), you can overdub, erase, you can plug in a mic to add a shaker or something like that too. I have recorded an entire song in one pass and then switched instruments to add a second layer. I have created loops on my computer and transfered them to the memory card as well. I find it easy to use. has 99 save points, tap tempo, Wwrks with any instrument.

    All and all, I love it and can't say I have one complaint.
  6. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Yes. This IS a good idea.

    But to answer your question with my thoughts: Gibson Echolpex Digital Pro...if you can find it. I sold mine and miss it dearly like a dumbassio. Reasonable prices since it's older.

    Looperlative would an awesome choice.

    Boomerang III felt too flimsy for me and the buttons were too close. The how action felt off compared to the EDP.

    People love the Boss RC's. I tried an RC-20 years ago and I thought it cut my bottom end making it sound brittle. Maybe they don't do this anymore...maybe mine was a fluke?

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