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What are the differences between Boss RC-30 and RC-300?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Edinjazz, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Edinjazz


    Jul 26, 2012
    New York, NY
    Endorsing artist: MTD (Michael Tobias Design) electric basses
    Hey guys, I am brand new on this forum and still getting used to it, learning the rules, etc. I have a looper, Boss RC-30. I thought that since its my first ever looper, it'll be a good call, the in-the-middle version (between RC-3 and RC-300). I am wondering if any of you know more about the RC-300 and how much does it enhance the capabilities of RC-30. Will appreciate any insight/feedback/info. Thanks and peace!
  2. jpi6866


    Dec 25, 2012
    I have had both and the difference is like the difference between a Volkswagen and a Ferrari. The RC-300 has all of the bells and whistles. The RC-300 has three tracks, the RC-30 two, but that only scratches the surface. The both have Rhythm patterns, the RC-300 has a lot, I haven't counted all of them must be over a 100, the RC-30 had nine. The RC-300 effects loops are actually usable, the RC-30 has about 4 or 5 loops none of which I would consider usable. On the RC-300 you can actually play different tracks consecutively without getting the 1/4 second delay that you get on the RC-30. This makes it possible to set up intro, verse, ending or an ABBAC type song structure on RC-300 which you can't do on the RC-30. Recording quality is about the same on both, the RC-300 may be a little better. You pay at least $200 dollars more for the RC-300. I returned my RC-30 and bought a JamMan Stereo, the JamMan is not as powerful as the RC-300 but it is much easier to use and makes a great scratch pad for musical idea's. Unlike the RC-30 the JamMan will actually let you move through phrases without a delay so you can actually accomplish an ABBAC song structure on this looper.

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