d the fact that the boomerang has everything, relatively speaking, in one foot
control. The fact that it's nicely spaced out, has the ability for two
loops, A & B. It allows switching to reverse on the fly. Also like the
fact that it can be set up to fade a loop out as opposed to stop abruptly.
Now the RC20 does all of that in some form or other but requires additional
pedals and I was thinking if I plunked down the money for afoot
controller, I shouldn't have to invest in multiple pedals to do one pedal's
work. So I went Boomerang. I like the fact that the Boomerang seems
less "exact" in some ways. It's not looking for me to start playing it's
not trying to figure out how many beats to a measure, since I don't midi I
really don't care. I go by feel on stage or by counting out my own
measures. Again, the Boss will allow you to do this, it just isn't as
straightforward. I found myself bending over a lot more with the RC20 than
with the boomerang, but then I never invested in the other
you've got the RC20 and are getting proficient, then stick with it.
There are cool things with the memory that the Rang doesn't do. But when I
sat in my studio and tried them both, for whatever reason, the Rang and I were
on better terms right off the bat and making beautiful music together. Not
that we don;t have our arguments once in a while, but it's in the wiring you
Thanks for answering.
Can you tell me what do you find more stage friendly in the Boomerang as
opposed to the RC20?
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 5:02
Subject: RE: Looping question on
It is very doable, I
do it all the time. I tried the RC20 and didn't like it. Now use a
Boomerang instead an find it more stage friendly (if only it was
It's a matter of
practice, and even then, something sometimes happen you didn't count on and
you have to improvise around it (or kill it!) and do so
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 3:29
Subject: Looping question on
Hi everyone, I am new to this
list since I just bought my first looping pedal. I have a question about
usability that maybe you can help out with.
Often I perform solo or in a duo
with two guitars and one vocal. I was looking for a pedal that would allow
me to record part of my guitar performance of a song (live on scene) and
play it back later on so I can play a solo or add interesting fills while I
sing. So basically I am only concerned with one loop, but it is going to be
the main instrument track. I just bought the Boss RC 20 and I am having a
little trouble with it. I have read that it takes some practice, but my
question is… Is it really possible to perform a first verse live while
recording with the loop pedal and perform the second verse with the loop?
How difficult will this be?
Original Acoustic Rock