Boss RC-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal

 
4.8

(19 reviews)

SKU: RRC1XXXXX-P

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The RC-1 is the simplest and most user-friendly BOSS Loop Station ever, and it's a ton of fun!

Since the RC-20 Loop Station was first released in 2001, BOSS has led the way by continually releasing new looping products. Though they’ve been used and enjoyed by various looping artists and performers, BOSS still pursued an easier and more affordable solution. The RC-1 is a straightforward looper that is easy to operate. Experience the fun of looping when you record, playback, overdub, and undo or redo loops using this compact BOSS stompbox. And of course, the RC-1 retains the BOSS quality and performance that musicians around the world have come to expect and rely on.

On the top panel, there is a new and innovative loop indicator, which consists of a 24-segment LED laid out in a circular pattern. You can quickly and easily determine the current status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes. With a maximum 12 minutes of stereo recording time, the RC-1 is capable of capturing any extended performance that you can create or imagine! The stereo in/out jacks can be used with stereo effects and amplifiers. Additionally, they allow you to connect stereo instruments, such as synthesizers. Other convenient features include battery and AC power, as well as flexible external footswitching capabilities. The RC-1 is an especially great partner to start enjoying looping!

Features:

  • Straightforward and easy to operate
  • Newly designed loop indicator displays the current loop mode (Rec/Overdub/Play)
  • Runs on a single 9-volt alkaline battery (approximately 4.5 hours of battery life)
  • Can be used with an optional AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
  • 12 minutes of stereo recording time
  • Stereo inputs and outputs
  • Flexible external footswitch options
  • Recorded phrase is retained in memory even after the RC-1 is turned off

Get your Boss RC-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Effect Pedal
  • 9V Alkaline Battery
  • Owner's Manual

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Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practice (4)
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4.0

Boss looper

By 

from Deland Florida

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

ok i started looping with a 20 sec digitech pedal..never had enough time to do anything...fast forward to today..rc1 gives you 13 min...rc2 16 min...rc3 3 hours...i have a rc2 and really like saving 11 phases...i suspect the rc1 is simplier and easier to learn...the rc2 is complicated to learn, but awesome..i noticed the rc1 can be bought new at samash and the rc2 isnt available...i like boss products..built to last.. Being able to save your work is a must...that why the 3 is calling me...99 spots to save.

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5.0

Very simple and easy to use, good beginner looper.

By 

from Long Island, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great sound
  • Large surface for clicking
  • LED Display to keep track of location in loop
  • Many modes like delete, replay, overdub

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

      I'm currently a beginner looper just testing things out with this for fun. So far it has been very simple and easy to use, with a great variety of options for such a small and simple device. Highly recommend for anyone who just wants to try something new with the guitar.

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      5.0

      Looping made simple

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • simple
      • small
      • sturdy

      Cons

      • loop time limit

      Best Uses

      • looping ambient noise under songs
      • practicing leads/chords/chord progressions
      • Simple loops for solo performances

      Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

      The RC-1 is excellent. Super simple to use, very self-explanatory, small size which makes for easy packing/travel. Boss makes very sturdy pedals as well; my first pedal was a Boss DS-1, I still have it and it works like it did when I bought it. Very reliable.

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      5.0

      Great for one man bands

      By 

      from Edison, NJ

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

      Sometimes you have a lot of great ideas but no one to play with at that moment in time. The RC-1 loop station is the perfect pedal to have in those moments. Record your rhythm part and then loop it so create a lead part. You get 12 minutes of recording time which is more than enough to get an idea down to show your band.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Everyone needs a looper pedal

      By 

      from Richmond, VA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

          This is the only looper pedal you will ever need. It's great for learning to solo over a certain progression, learn licks, perform, or just have fun with. Every guitarist has one of these on their pedal board and for a good reason: it works and is reliable.

          This review is from Ellis at Sam Ash in Richmond, VA.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Looper!

          By 

          from nyc

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • easy to use
          • sounds great

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

              This easy to use looper sounds great. It has all you need, and nothing you don't. Simple and perfect.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great straight ahead looper pedal

              By 

              from Cincinnati, OH

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

              Let's say you just saw an Ed Sheeran concert and have decided to dabble into the wonderful world of looping without investing a small fortune. Enter the Boss RC-1 Loop Station. You get a sturdy and reliable Boss enclosure, designed for years of use and abuse, plus a simple to use design that makes it easy to come back for more. This is a great tool whether using it live or in the studio for layering sounds or even practicing say you lay down a bass guitar line or rhythm guitar part and then add lead guitar parts over it. It offers stereo I/O so the fun doesn't end with just a guitar you can plug in your favorite synth or keyboard too. With the onboard indicator it's easy to tell what you're doing, a big advantage over some of the other loopers in this price point. Chances are you'll find countless hours of fun in this simple pedal. Who knows maybe it's your gateway drug into the land of looping.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT FOR LEARNING LICKS AND LAYERING!

              By 

              from Westminster, CA

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • EASY TO USE
              • INEXPENSIVE

              Cons

              • LESS LOOPING TIME
              • NO STORAGE

              Best Uses

              • PRACTICE
              • SONGWRITING

              Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

              This looper is great for practicing and learning licks! Just play your rhythm into it and it will play it back over and over again so you can craft that perfect solo over top of it. I like to use mine for songwriting as well. I play the song progression into it once and then I can write lyrics without having to play it over and over again!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Finally!

              By 

              from Bethpage, NY

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Customizable
              • Easy
              • Versatile for Any Instrument

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live Performance
                • Recording

                Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

                Just what the doctor order; a loop pedal that won't fail come the night of a big show. It's been a long journey to find a decent loop pedal to hook up with my keyboard. I knew I had to find something new and improved once my original loop pedal failed on me come the night of a great gig opportunity. Sure enough, it was recommended that I give this very BOSS pedal a try and I'm sure glad I did. I used it for recording, shows and I've even managed to run some vocal loops through it! Truly a great gift for any solo musician, pedal board or anyone looking to have a little experimental fun with their instrument (and voice)!

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                5.0

                Easy to use and versatile looper

                By 

                from Edison, NJ

                Pros

                • 12 Minutes Recording Time
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Boss Rc-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal:

                    The RC-1 is a simple and easy to use loop pedal. Once you get the hang of how it works it's a great addition to anyone's board. It has up to twelve minutes of recording time and you can overdub, playback and re record to your heart's content. It's great for jamming and coming up with ideas because you can easily lay down some chords and jam on top of them or vice versa. This is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to spice up their guitar playing.

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                    Weight 1 lbs.
                    Dimensions 2-7/8 x 5-1/8 x 2-6/16 inches (WxDxH)
                    Series Compact Pedals
                    Model RC-1
                    Warranty Info:

                    Effects pedals: 5 years parts, 3 years labor All other products: 1 year parts, 90 days labor