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The Best Looper Pedals to Overdub Your Way Into a One-Man Jam

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Pros
Cons
Best of the Best
Boss
RC-3 Loop Station
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A full loop station in a pedal. You won't find a more fully featured option with such an easy to use interface, which is the crux of the matter.
Pros
Record up to 99 audio phrases with 3 hours of internal memory. Record in mono, stereo, or 2 instruments at once. 3 real drums rhythm guides too.
Cons
The guys who want to play over just one simple loop won't like this many options, but those who want more will be in loop heaven.
Best Bang for the Buck
TC Electronic
Ditto Looper
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Those valuing simplicity & compactness will love this pedal. All of the expected functions can be accessed through one simple switch & nothing more.
Pros
True bypass, analog-dry-through, 5 minute loop times, unlimited overdubs, & 24 bit uncompressed audio. What more can you ask for?
Cons
If you build extremely complex songs using many loops for arrangements, it can be hard to navigate through them without a visual indicator.
Best Budget Pick
Electro-Harmonix
360 Nano Looper
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Landing somewhere between simplistic and complex, this EHX pedal is the best of both worlds with above average recording & playback quality.
Pros
I love the LED indicators & the loop selector knob so you can navigate loops without using crazy foot command combinations.
Cons
Switching loops requires a careful twisting with your foot or reaching down with your hand. I'm not sure how to better do it though.

The best looper pedal is more than an effects pedal. It's more like a recording studio in a box that can have your back whether you're on stage creating an entire ten track composition on the fly or sitting at home building backing tracks to practice your improvised solos over. The options are only limited by your imagination, and if yours stretches past the limits of the crowd's imagination then minds are going to get blown and your wallet is going to get fat...

TL;DR - Best Bang For The Buck: TC Electronic Ditto - Best Overall: Boss RC-3 Loop Station