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Re: Some RC-20 Questions

I've tried to find ways of doing full compositions on-the-fly with the RC-20, and it just wasn't happening, so ...
I looked at the Boomerang and decided that the A-B thing didn't go far enough for what I need to do, the sound quality might be iffy, there's no undo, you can't store loops, etc.   Some people are using several RC-20s together, or an RC-20 and a Line 6 DL4 (I think), or a few DL4's.  I looked into those options, too, and decided they weren't for me.  Like you, I need to be able to create different parts (verses, choruses, bridges and whatnot) and string them together, move back and forth easily between them, build whole songs out of loops and store them.  It looks like the less-costly loopers can't really handle all these tasks in combination, on-the-fly, but I could be wrong. 
The Electrix Repeater (around $800 + on ebay, pretty rare), the EDP ($800 + new, if you can get one--Gibson has problems), and the Jam Man (also expensive and hard to find) are the major options for that kind of flexibility.  Joseph Arthur uses a Jam Man for whole songs with fairly traditional arrangements. 
Maybe someone else can point out another workable solution?
----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathan
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: Some RC-20 Questions

>I've been trying to work it out so that I can really loop on the fly with the RC-20, but it's a bit--as they say--wack.  I love it for songwriting and sound collage work, though!
    So, maybe the RC-20 isn't the best tool to use for looping an electric bass live?  I want to be doing full compositions, solo jazz stuff, and maybe even some standards.
    I've also been looking at the Boomerang because it looks to be the simplest for playing live.  I've heard mixed things about it's sound though, and having no "undo" feature and only 2 loops could be limiting.
    I've never gotten to try a Jam Man, would it be better for what I'm trying to do?  Or maybe there's something else in that general price range that I don't even know about.  Any suggestions?