Best guitar loop pedal?
I recently purchased my first electric guitar (an Ibanez SA260FM) along with a Line6 Spider III 15W amp. I thought that since the amp already had good distortion (3 different types) and basic effects, I didn't need an effects pedal. Now I'm trying to find the a good loop pedal, but the problem is, I don't know anything about pedals... Can a loop pedal have other functions as well (such as distortion, effects, compression...)? Does it allow me to create something more complicated than a single loop (for example an AABA loop by recording the A loop and the B loop separately)? Do they come with a metronome?
Can you give an example of a cheap loop pedal?
Can you give an example of a more professional loop pedal with better features?
What model would you buy?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There's a lot of loop pedals out there with different features and sound quality.
The simplest ones to find are the BOSS ones, they make 3.
Of those, the RC-2 is sort of a let down. But it gets the job done. The RC-50 is an absolute monster, it's the big boy of loopers and it's seriously awesome.
Line 6 used to make a great one. I'm not familiar with their current looper.
Most multi-effects units incorporate some kind of simple looper, but the sound quality of these is usually really poor (low bit-rates mostly)
If you're really into looping, you need the RC-50. But a looper is in no way a requisite (or even that popular) item for your pedalboard.
- BrendaLv 45 years ago
BOSS Loop Station. The best loop pedal I've played.