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Boss RC-20XL Loop Station  

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    Create rich multilayered performances in real time!

    With the Boss RC-20XL Loop Station loops and riffs can be stacked repeatedly until the entire massive 16 minutes of recording space is full. Never before has it been so easy to create a large one-person-band sound in real time. Save up to 11 loops at a time. Undo function makes it easy to create perfect loops. Built-in auto quantize for simple and accurate loop timing. Change loop tempo without changing pitch. Footswitchable loop select with optional FS-6 footswitch. (See accessory box on this page.)

    Features
    • Stack up to 11 loops in real time
    • Up to 16 minutes total recording time
    • Undo function
    • Auto-quantize
    • Tempo change without pitch change

    Amaze yourself and everybody else with the incredibly full sound you can make with just you, your axe, and this incredible machine.

     
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    4.7

    (based on 87 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great pedal DONT USE BATTERIES!!!!!

    I absolutely love this pedal. I use it for practice and live gigs. I play some solo acoustic/vocal gigs and I record on the spot and playback to my recorded verses and solo...Read complete review

    I absolutely love this pedal. I use it for practice and live gigs. I play some solo acoustic/vocal gigs and I record on the spot and playback to my recorded verses and solo over them. It has great balance and has a very realistic sound on the playback because of the great recorder in it. It balances out itself when you want to play leads. I also enjpy the 11 preset banks. Although I havent been presetting lately it's good to have them there in case I don't want to record harder stuff on the spot.

    One thing I highly encourage is *NEVER run the unit on batteries* I did that and once the batteries run low you just plug it in, and continue jamming. I did that and forgot I had the dying batteries in there so between the heat and outdoor gigs the alkaline in the cells exploded inside the battery hamber. It was really scary and very messy cleaning up that chamber and I thought many times that I would ruin the unit. So point madee: the power input is the way to go on this puppy, that is of course you don't live in Texas and the heat is not anything to worry about.

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    Hey Its a looper

    If you write music, This is a great song writing tool. As for live; its tricky. I think you need something with multiple tracks. But Tap tempo, is key! or no...Read complete review

    If you write music, This is a great song writing tool. As for live; its tricky. I think you need something with multiple tracks. But Tap tempo, is key! or no tempo, either way get your loop right. 2/ 3/ 8/4 timing, what ever you need. Its flexible. The drum beats are a metronome, nothing fancy, but all I need. Reverse feature is so nice. learn to play your basic chords in your song backwards, and add some nice background ambiance. Reverse isn't just for solos my friends!

    Down side is the memory. I fill mine up daily!
    but, Its not mix ready anyway, so I don't mind clearing it out.
    But it would be nice to have extra space, if you have a verse, chorus, bridge, solo, verse song you need 5 blank memory banks, which almost half of the space. If you were gonna play live with that. I hope you:
    A. only play two songs
    B. have extremely repetitive songs.
    Reverse, reverse, reverse
    I spend too much time setting volume levels!
    Pay the extra cash for the new one with USB and two track!

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    5.0

    Great pedal DONT USE BATTERIES!!!!!

    By Coldshot788

    from San Angelo, TX

    I absolutely love this pedal. I use it for practice and live gigs. I play some solo acoustic/vocal gigs and I record on the spot and playback to my recorded verses and solo over them. It has great balance and has a very realistic sound on the playback because of the great recorder in it. It balances out itself when you want to play leads. I also enjpy the 11 preset banks. Although I havent been presetting lately it's good to have them there in case I don't want to record harder stuff on the spot.

    One thing I highly encourage is *NEVER run the unit on batteries* I did that and once the batteries run low you just plug it in, and continue jamming. I did that and forgot I had the dying batteries in there so between the heat and outdoor gigs the alkaline in the cells exploded inside the battery hamber. It was really scary and very messy cleaning up that chamber and I thought many times that I would ruin the unit. So point madee: the power input is the way to go on this puppy, that is of course you don't live in Texas and the heat is not anything to worry about.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Hey Its a looper

    By Charles Bermani

    from Salem, MA

    If you write music, This is a great song writing tool. As for live; its tricky. I think you need something with multiple tracks. But Tap tempo, is key! or no tempo, either way get your loop right. 2/ 3/ 8/4 timing, what ever you need. Its flexible. The drum beats are a metronome, nothing fancy, but all I need. Reverse feature is so nice. learn to play your basic chords in your song backwards, and add some nice background ambiance. Reverse isn't just for solos my friends!

    Down side is the memory. I fill mine up daily!
    but, Its not mix ready anyway, so I don't mind clearing it out.
    But it would be nice to have extra space, if you have a verse, chorus, bridge, solo, verse song you need 5 blank memory banks, which almost half of the space. If you were gonna play live with that. I hope you:
    A. only play two songs
    B. have extremely repetitive songs.
    Reverse, reverse, reverse
    I spend too much time setting volume levels!
    Pay the extra cash for the new one with USB and two track!

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    5.0

    My back up band!

    By One Man Praise Band!

    from Nashville Tn

    I bought this unit so I could lay down a rythym track to do leads over when I am playing a solo acoustic gig. It works well for that. I'm able to lay down a loop on the fly, and paly the lead over top of that and it sounds like there are 2 guitars....really makes people look a little closer. Mine only has the original 5 minute loop time, which is ok for loops on the fly, but I've quickly out grown the 5 minutes and I am ready for the RC-30. I had been approached to lead worship at a local church, and at first I just layed down a rythym beat by tapping my guitar... now I've actuallu started composing beats in my DAW, adding a backing bass track, and loading them both onto the looper. Now I have a backing band (bass and drums) at the press of a button. It has made a HUGE difference in the reaction of the congregation, and when I use it in comjunction with my Digitech Vocalist...well let's just say I'm now the one man praise band! VERY powerful TOOL with many uses. I love it and can't see how I ever went without it cause when I play without it it's just flat and boring to me now. Why wait for the band to be able to practice? Why waste time searching for half hearted musicians thgat always seem to let you down one way or another? I HIGHLY recommend this unit (and other Boos loop stations) to ANYONE and EVERYONE wanting to take their gig to the next level!

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    5.0

    It is wonderful

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I really enjoy this pedal, it a wonderful addition. It is almost like having another guitarist in the band. It is simple at first the more in-depth features are tricky. It is great quality. My only complainant is the reverse button is too small and I cant switch it with my foot. Highly recommended - especially for practice and learning solos

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Helps Me Write Songs

    By tim-5qx_O

    from baltimore, MD

    I used to be totally paralyzed at writing songs. I simply could not do it - I would forget melodies and progressions I had written the day before. This pedal has enabled me to go from a bumbling fool at song writing to being able to pump out the framework for a full song in one day. It might be a bad song, but it's a song nonetheless. Highly recommended for people (like me) who can't write songs.

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    5.0

    Used for learning

    By Adam-Iflm7

    from vermont

    I am a studying musician in college, and this has made practicing so much more enjoyable. Although, there is nothing like playing in a band with other souls, this allows oyu to be fully ready and practiced when everyone is plugged in and ready to play. I learned the modes, and many licks on this thing...and also developed my ear. Like somebody else said too, it makes you listen to your own flaws so that you can correct them before others hear them. WORTH IT!

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    2.0

    Not a professional looper

    I bought an RC-20 and found that it came up short for live looping. It's probably OK if you're just noodling around at the house, but it definitely doesn't belong on stage because you are constantly bending over to twiddle knobs or press & hold finger buttons. You even have to stop a loop to save it. As other have mentioned it sucks tone. I sold it on eBay and got a Boomernag III, which is a killer looper.

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    4.0

    Best Practice/Writing Tool

    By hatching

    from Toronto

    This is the best practice and writing tool I have ever had. I use this for learning new scales, working on new changes, working on arrangements, this thing is unbelievable. It definitley sucks tone, but I don't use it for anything but practice so no big deal for me. Plenty of loop time for me, it's very, very simple to use, quantize works very well, overdubbing also works very well, can't say a bad thing about this pedal. If I were using it for live applications I would certainly take exception to the amount of high end you lose, but again, I just use this for practice and writing. I even load new arrangements/parts on here and my bass player and drummer load this thing up and jam with it by themselves in order to learn new songs quicker. Outstanding tool.

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    5.0

    Essential Pieces

    By Jaberjaw 123

    from Camarillo,Ca

    I've spent alot of time learning my instrument and went to school for it. I only wish I'd had this when I started. There is NOTHING more effective for teaching good habits and getting rid of bad ones than to hear yourself recorded. The RC-20-XL is extremely transparent and guitar player friendly . I have recording gear but whats great about any looper is it forces you to think about harmony while your writing initially and there's no put the guitar down ,buss over or grab a mouse. You just hit the pedal on the left. If you know your modes,do you know some chord choices you actually like to play behind them? Take a song like Jessica, or any song with two guitar ideas and with this thing it dosen't seem so impossible to write like that. Strongly suggest to read the manual, then throw away. Quantitze function works great with practice. Get a power supply. Connect it through the effects loop to enable amp channel switching.And amazingly the recordings can have metronome tempo while recording then turned off later ,or turned back on again by twisting the knob. TOO easy. Fire that rhythm guitar player who dosen't tune up or show up.RC-20-XL is way better than the digitech Jamman for clarity.

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    5.0

    Addictive

    By Mike-0_K5Z

    from Florida

    It didn't take me very long to realize the potential of this phrase looper after setting it up. I find this to be a complex metronome with a great potential to be used live if setup properly.It didn't color my tone in any negative way, aside from it causing me to lose a little bit of sustain. I was able to correct that with my Line6 XT Live though.It has helped me improvise leads so much easier than looking for backing tracks on the internet to play to. While those backing tracks are more complex and full, this pedal allows me to setup limitless chord progressions to play over, which to me is more effective, since you have no control over the chord progression in a backing track.A must-have for anyone learning to play. I've found that even when I'm playing cover tunes for fun at home, I still find a way to include this device in the process.

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