Tips for Using a Looper Pedal

Using a looper can seem too complicated for many guitarists. You can’t just turn it on and forget about it like other types of pedals. The trick with a loop station is making it seem like you aren’t using one at all. The only way to pull this off is to have set strategies in place. Learn to think like an entire band and allow the loop station to complement your performance instead of control it. If you don’t already have a loop pedal, make sure that you are buying one that will do everything you need it to do in a way that you can understand and feel comfortable with. Don’t just go in blind when you’re buying your first pedal; do your research.
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How to Fix the Boss RC-50 Guide Problem

A lot of people experience a problem using Jam Tracks with the Boss RC-50 because the built-in metronome (the “Guide”) automatically starts playing at the same time as the jam track. The result is a lot of noise until you manually turn off the GUIDE. Fortunately, there’s a fix.
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Looper Pedal Buyer’s Guide

With so many looper pedals on the market, it’s hard to know exactly what they can do and how or when you might need some of the more advanced features. The first step in choosing a looper pedal is to decide how you will use it. If you are going to use it for practicing at home, you won’t need all the bells and whistles of the bigger pedals. A smaller pedal may even be preferable because it takes up less space and lets get right down to practicing your licks. Then again, if you want to incorporate loops into your live or recorded performances, you may want to pay attention to the following features…
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Exclusive DubFX Interview

Dub FX uses a Boss RC-50 along with a GT-10 effects pedal to create vocal-only beats, and then raps over the top. His music in infused with drum and bass, hip-hop and dub step influences, and he has being turning heads across the world with his street performances. After having built up a solid fan-base, he has released several records, including a solo album, Everythinks a Ripple, and many collaborative works. He still travels the world, and seems set to bring looper pedals some much deserved attention from across the genres. We caught up with him to find out a little more about his music and his use of the RC-50.
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How to Use a Loop Pedal to Improve Soloing

If you want to be an excellent guitarist, practicing with a looper pedal is essential. There is also an unrivalled pleasure in layering chord progressions, bass lines, notes and rhythms to build a multi-layered, full performance with only your guitar and a looper pedal.
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