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Re: Dumb question again
--- Richard Sales <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So I''m going to get a Looperlative but have an
> unusual opportunity to
> get a cheaper unit in the mean time. A friend wants
> to buy me one so
> we can fiddle while I'm in the Bay Area. I know
> this is not a simple
> question and there's no clear and simple answer
I'm in the Bay area! Does your friend need a local
friend? None of my friends seem to be buying me
loopers. I barely get a card on my birthday! ;)
> I can buy an old LExicon JamMan on ebay. There's
> two that don't appear
> to have the upgrades.
> The Digitech Jamman
> Boss RC 50
I'd say get the used JamMan. The RC-50 seems to be
back ordered and the word on the street is their sync
ability seems to be less than stellar. JamMan has no
sync so if you're playing with a friend you'll
probably want good sync.
> I'm aiming to do something like Bill Walker does -
> acoustic stuff...
> inspired by Michael Hedges etc. What do you use,
I'll respond for Bill as he and I both are Repeater
users (Hi Bill!) If you can find one used I say get
that (about $500 same as an RC-50) IMO it's still tied
for first place in the world of loopers.
> Should I just bit the bullet and buy the looper and
> control pedals etc?
> Part of me says to go ahead and do that but the
> frugal part of me says
> test the water first.
The thing about getting a good looper like the EDP,
Looperlative or Repeater is that they hold their
value. Before I returned my Looperlative I had several
offers to buy it for what I paid.
> Anyhow, back to the looper. I don't need any
> effects etc or reverse
> looping etc for my current needs. Just simple
> looping and a relatively
> easy way to switch from Loop A to B, maybe to C and
> back and forth.
Lexicon JamMan is really well set up for that type of
looping. Repeater does it but it's a tad more awkward
(IMO) though with both you'll need a MIDI controller.
Judging by the video it seems the RC-50 does a good
job too. Also check out the Electro-harmonix 2880,
that seems sweet and is also about $500.
> And I'm very sorry to ask this. I know it's an
> incredibly stupid and
> hard question to answer without more data.
If we're not here to answer questions like this, what
are we here for?
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