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RE: New Member - Buying Advice and Opinions Sought

Thank you all for your advice.  I really appreciated it.

I had it down to the following three --

A) Boomerang with 2-channel Mixer -- not feasible, as the footprint and
extra setup for a mixer would detract from what I need it to do in the way 
need it to work (get up on stage, set up, go quickly)

B) Digitech JamMan - looked great, but realistically when live could only
record one phrase at a time (otherwise would have to stop and save)

C)  Boss Loop Station - expensive and finicky, with a large number of
complaints registered online, and even a known "glitch" that bothers some
people regarding a playback gap.

In the end, I went with the Boss Loop Station, due mostly to the links
provided by members here, and their comments.  In the scant hour I've spent
messing with it, I've already been able to do two tunes that I couldn't do
solo (tough to do a 3-part harmony/bodhran song by yourself -- without a
looping station, that is).

Now to practice!

(yegods, laying down that first track so it repeats nicely, in a timely
regular fashion, is an ART!  ... It took me awhile to figure out that the
tempo light switched red on the FIRST beat ... My brain keeps insisting 
red must be on the FOURTH beat for some reason?!)

If anybody wishes to pass me the links/references on "looping for newbies 
how to lay an initial decent rhythm track in under 20 minutes!" then feel
free to e-mail me privately (so as not to spam the list with my newbie

Thank you all again for the advice.  I appreciate it.