Boss RC-1 Loop Station Guitar Effect Pedal

 
4.7

(9 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 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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5.0

Be Your Own Backup Player

By 

from Cincinnati, OH

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Perfect for Practicing Solos

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In studio use
    • On stage performances

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

    It's like a having a rhythm guitarist that never gets tired. Perfect for practicing solos or making up riffs.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A simple and effective looper

    By 

    from Columbus, OH

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy
    • Quality
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gigs
      • Home use

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

      If you need a simple and easy to use looper, this is an excellent pedal. It's about as easy to figure out as any looper I've ever used. The sound quality is good as well. It's a Boss pedal, so you know it'll last as well.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      LOVE THIS LOOP PEDAL

      By 

      from SCHAUMBURG, IL

      Pros

      • 1 BUTTON
      • EASY TO USE

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • ONE MAN BAND
        • PRATICE
        • RHYTHM AND LEAD STYLE

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

        GREAT LOOP PEDAL! THE ONE BUTTON SET UP AND EASY TO READ DISPLAY MAKE THIS THE EASIEST PEDAL TO USE. ONE TOUCH LOOP START AND FINISH DONT TAKE YOU OUT OF YOUR GROOVE WHEN CREATING A LOOP. ERASING YOUR LOOP IS EASY WITH THE DOUBLE TAP DELETE FEATURE.

        THE DISPLAY IS GREEN AND RED AND ALLOWS YOU TO EASILY COUNT YOUR LOOPS TIME

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        5.0

        Straightforward Fun

        By 

        from Edison, NJ

        Staff Reviewer

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

        This super easy-to-use loop station is a great way to introduce looping options to someone who is not as experienced with loop stations. It is really straight-forward and makes the process feel accessible and takes the intimidation factor away. This isn't just for guitarists, the pedal has stereo in/out jacks that can be used to connect synthesizers, too. This really is the best pedal to introduce looping options for fun and not frustration.

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        4.0

        Awesome looper Awesome looper

        By 

        from Cincinnati Oh

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Authentic playback
        • Durable
        • Easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practice
          • Solo acoustic gigs

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

          Boss would not put their name on it if it weren't a great product. The RC 1 is an awesome simplified effective pedal added to the already sterling line of the Boss RC loop pedals and stations. The RC 1 is pretty much a take out of the box plug and play ready loop pedal. There is no complicated series of stomps or button pushing. Plug it in, play a loop, and start soloing right on top of it. Awesome for practice at home, or to add to your sound if you're playing a solo acoustic gig. Just about the most perfect simplified loop pedal I've ever played.

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          5.0

          Simple Straightforward Looping

          By 

          from Cincinnati, OH

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Rugged Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice
            • Solo Performance

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

            The Boss RC-1 is a great pedal for those looking for simple unencumbered looping. Plug it in, stomp once, begin looping. Once button to control everything. There is an optional footswitch, Boss FS-7, that allows for stopping & undoing a loop. With 12 mins of recording time & 9 volt battery operation the RC-1 can be used anywhere you play.

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            5.0

            Simple looping

            By 

            from Lombard, IL

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Built tough
            • Easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performing
              • Practice

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

              Boss has been making loop pedals for a number of years, and now they offer a stripped down to basics option. Its' simplified design makes it easy to start looping. The LED indicator makes it very clear whether you're recording or overdubbing. It includes up to 12 minutes of loop time which is more than enough for any on the fly loop. The stereo input options make this a versatile loop pedal to be used with a variety of instruments. The chassis of the pedal is rugged and built to take heavy use.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Great for busking

              By 

              from Virginia

              Pros

              • Can Run On Batteries
              • Dependable
              • Easy To Use
              • Simple

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Performance
              • Practice

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

              I purchased the RC-1 specifically for busking with an acoustic guitar. I like it because it is easy to use and can run on a 9-volt battery.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good Loop

              By 

              from Indianapolis, IN

              Pros

              • Affordability
              • Build Quality
              • Ease of Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Super easy to use and your tone isn't colored too much by this pedal. It's also made by Boss which means it will last forever. Very good looper for practice or limited use during a gig.

                  *Hands on review by Christopher M. from store 57 in Indianapolis.

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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