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How to use a Looper Pedal for Practice

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I wish I got into sing a looper pedal years ago but I just didn't get it. Now I encourage every guitarist to get one and explore it they're an awesome practice tool!

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Justin's Recommended Loopers

TC Electronic Ditto

I love this looper, it's so simple to use and sounds great. It's the one I use most for practice and the one I recommend you buy if you're just getting into it. It really is awesome.

TC Electronic Ditto X2

The one thing that's a bit of drag on the original Ditto was not having a dedicated stop button, so they came up with the X2. It's got a couple of extra features too but it's really about using the stop in a live performance situation - so for home use, get the regular Ditto, if you're playing out then get yourself the X2.

Digitech JamMan Express

Not many Digitech pedals I really dig, but I got a few friends that swear by the JamMan Express as being simple and easy and sounding good. I used a mates and liked it but prefer the mini size of the TC one.

Boomerang III

The Boomerang is a multi loop looper, got a load of clever features and can be a lot of fun. But as well as being complex and well designed, it's also needs a special power supply which increases the ball ache factor significantly compared to the Ditto so mine sits in a drawer now pretty much all the time.

 

 

I really don't recommend the Boss loopers. I've had two and really hated them, and almost all the players I know don't like them either. Boss make great stuff so I'm not slagging off the whole company or anything, but I really didn't get on with their loopers at all. Didn't like the sound of them, the complexity and they just didn't 'feel' right!

 

 

 

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