Boss RC-1 Loop Station

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 2900+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$115
Boss RC-1 Loop Station
Boss RC-1 Loop Station

The RC-1 Loop Station follows Boss' tried and tested single stomp box design, ideal for those looking for an easy to use loop pedal.

What makes it stand out from other basic loopers is its 24-segment LED indicator, which lets you visually monitor your settings.

It sports up to 12 minutes of loop time, which is more than enough for the usual phrase looping, making it viable for keeping song and riff ideas.

Another nifty feature of this pedal is its stereo input and output compatibility, a nice addition for those with complex stereo setups.

Specifications:

  • Total Loop Time: 12 Minutes
  • Loop Memory Slot: Internal
  • Audio Quality: Not Specified
  • Input: 2 x 1/4" (Stereo)
  • Output: 2 x 1/4" (Stereo)
  • Power: DC Adapter (Optional) or 9V Battery
  • Extra Feature: 24 Segment Loop Indicator, Stereo In/Out
  • Dimensions: 2.375" x 5.125" x 2.875"
  • Weight: 1 lb.

Pros

Ease of use is consistently mentioned in reviews. Many credit the Boss RC-1's distinct 24-segment display for making their looping experience easier. Since it is from Boss, there is no doubt about its reliability and build quality.

Cons

Lack of bundled AC adapters are often cited as cause of concern, so it is recommended that you buy one along with the pedal.

Overall

If you're looking for a reliable and simple way to make single channel loops, then the Boss RC-1 is a great place to start, or maybe even end, your search.

To see which loop pedals we recommend, check out our guide to The Best Looper Pedals.