Digitech’s JamMan range is legendary in the world of loopers, with the gargantuan Delay being one of the most feature-heavy options on the market. The Solo XT builds on the ground-work laid by the Solo, offering the features and functionality you expect from the JamMan series in a small, stompbox like package.
DigiTech has combined the best of both worlds in the new JamMan Delay Looper. The JamMan Delay Looper features both true stereo looping and a fully programmable stereo delay with powerful control over both effects. The Looper in the JamMan Delay Looper ffers true stereo looping with 35 minutes of built-in memory, 99 internal loop memories, and an SD card expansion slot for an additional 99 loops and over 16 hours of stereo loop storage.
After amazing success with the original JamMan, Digitech improved upon it and unleashed three brand new loopers: the Jamman Solo, the Jamman Stereo (reviewed here), and the Jamman Delay. The JamMan Stereo is the mid-sized version, the one Goldilocks would have chosen. The question is whether being in the middle really does make it ‘juuust right.’
The JamMan Solo seems to be Digitech’s challenge to the Boss RC-2 Loop Station, the smallest of Boss's looper pedals. The JamMan Solo is the compact, inexpensive sibling of DigiTech's larger JamMan Stereo and JamMan Delay/Looper. The challenge faced by manufacturers producing compact pedals like this is maintaining the same or at least a similar level of functionality offered by the larger models.
Right off the bat, you may have noticed the similarity in look between the JamMan and Boss’s RC-20XL. You are certainly not alone. The RC-20XL came out in August 2004, and the JamMan a year later, to the month. This leads to a lot of competition between the two pedals, and they are in many ways easily comparable. DigiTech has since released a couple of new pedals, the JamMan Solo and the JamMan Stereo, but then again, so has Boss.