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Boss RC-3 Loop Station  

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The BOSS RC-3 Loop Station adds a powerful new single-pedal looper to the company's industry-leading lineup of pedal-based loop recorders, featuring high-powered digital signal processing, stereo oper... Read More

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The BOSS RC-3 Loop Station adds a powerful new single-pedal looper to the company's industry-leading lineup of pedal-based loop recorders, featuring high-powered digital signal processing, stereo operation, and cutting-edge features. Powered by the ESC2 DSP chip, the RC-3 Loop Station offers musicians powerful, great-sounding recording and manipulation of loops live and in the studio.

Housed in BOSS' popular single-pedal chassis, the RC-3's new features include true stereo ins/outs and up to three hours of onboard stereo recording and loop storage. 99 onboard memory slots are available for storing your creations. The RC-30 also boasts a USB 2.0 port for swapping and managing WAV loops with your computer. An aux in jack for portable devices and a key selection of onboard rhythms including real audio drum loops come standard. Connect an optional BOSS FS-5U Foot Switch for additional foot control if desired!

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  • Three hours of onboard recording time
  • High-powered DSP from BOSS' ESC2 chip
  • True stereo I/O
  • 99 memory slots
  • USB 2.0 port for swapping/managing files with your computer
  • Aux in jack
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BossRC-3 Loop Station
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

I started playing the guitar when I was a teenager...I played a few years, but never had any lessons or played with any others..I didn't understand the fret board or any...Read complete review

I started playing the guitar when I was a teenager...I played a few years, but never had any lessons or played with any others..I didn't understand the fret board or any theory. I didn't start trying to play until about 3 years ago, but was not progressing like I wanted to. I received the RC-3 a few days ago and also took my 1st lesson yesterday and was instructed about the notes on the fret board and how to find chords...It was eye opening to say the least...well this morning I plugged the RC-3 in and went to the pre-recorded tracks, I think they go from 91 thru 99, and started jamming for the 1st time in my life!!...It's going on 4pm now and I've been jamming all day and having a blast. For the 1st time in my life I feel a whole new guitar world is opening up to me....This RC-3 has made all the difference in the world...By the way I'm 73 years old, and just getting started..lol I highly recommend the RC-3 for everyone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

should've bought the DD20 FIRST

This is a GREAT PEDAL. I generally have ALWAYS trusted BOSS/ROLAND, so when I started seeing looping in real time effects I was paying close attention to the RC-3 and e RC...Read complete review

This is a GREAT PEDAL. I generally have ALWAYS trusted BOSS/ROLAND, so when I started seeing looping in real time effects I was paying close attention to the RC-3 and e RC -30. I was testing them both out and figured that a difference in $100 wasn't worth it, and from what I've heard GC Associates, I'm glad I didn't get the 30. it does everything I need it to do ... at least now it does since I was introduced to the BOSS DD20 Giggadelay. The construction is basic rugged BOSS. I do get some noise, but that's gonna depend on A LOT of stuff (notice the vids - there's a BOSS noise suppressor placed pre RC-3. lol). I LOVE the BOSS double pedal designs, but it wasn't in the cards for the RC-30, even after a week of getting the thing off e ground and recording some amazing haunting stuff, I did what lots of loopers out there do ... "If I only had another one, I could ...So two weeks after the RC-3 Looper, I got myself the best delay that BOSS makes, THE DD-20 GIGGADELAY. I usually keep the RC-3 at the end and the DD20 somewhere very close to the end. Now, If I just had ANOTHER DD-20. Ha! So many pedals, so little time so little time so little time so little ti

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5.0

Excellent performance from something so small.

By Wichitadale

from Wichita Kansas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

    I something similar being used by a solo performer, I expect to use mine the same way

     
    4.0

    Excellent practice tool!

    By Skotch

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

    Whether you just use the RC-3 to keep your backing tracks handy or to create a musical 7-layer salad, this tool is a must have to work on your timing, phrasing and improv skills. It would have gotten 5 stars if the AC adapter was included.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best in its range

    By Michael

    from Dallas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

      This is probably the best loop pedal in its price range. 3 hours of loop time, 99 savable presets, drummer and bass accompaniment.

       
      5.0

      Love it and so much fun -

      By Corey

      from Alexandria, VA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

        I love this pedal.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        RC-1

        By hillbilly

        from simi valley ,ca

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

          just got the RC-1 lots of fun and easy too use..nuff said.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Everything I expected

          By Jelly

          from Deltona, FL

          Site Member

          Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

          I traded my tascam DR-40 for this. I wrote a review on the tascam but guitar center never posted it. I won't buy from them again if they don't post it. Anyways, this RC-3 is so easy to use. The only thing I can't comment on yet is USB connection. It's hard to get loops to go around making it sound like an even loop, but this is very capable of doing that, it just takes practice cause it has to be exact. You can also record straight through without looping if you want to record a whole background for a song. Nice selection of drum melodies. Just remember, although this is capable of making you develop a song, that's not what it's geared for. However, it is very capable of recording backgrounds for songs that are already developed and have you playing with a whole band at the pressing of your foot. It's also there to take those sudden ideas you get for a song so you could finalize them on a more advanced unit later.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A must have for any solo musician

          By dan leno

          from New York

          Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

          I recently received this pedal as a Christmas present this year and I have loved it since the first time I made my first loop. The pedal is easy to under stand but will have to take some practice before you can make amazing full sized loops. I love how much space and capacity such a little pedal has to offer. Also it is really durable and has withstood many drops. This pedal looks so amazing with its glossy red finish that really catches your eye. Some of the cons of the rc-3 is that its a little heavy and it drains a battery a little quickly an I would highly suggest the power adapter the comes separately so you don't have to constantly burn through a 9volt every other week. Other than that this little guy has to be one of the best pedals out on the market and is a must have for any one man musician, solo act, or for just having an ordinary garage jam. I highly suggest this pedal.

           
          4.0

          A Gift / Trying to lose the batteries

          By Ira Gershenhorn

          from New York, NY

          Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

          This was a gift for my daughter and she was very happy and said she'd figure it out. It doesn't come with a PSA adapter and I now understand why. I was a bit put off by the fact that the polarity is reversed on the inputs from normal chargers but also understand why that is. Perhaps the unit should come with some blurb or warning on it about why you shouldn't try to use run of the mill consumer electronics grade power adapters with it. Maybe it does. Once I gave it to my daughter I barely saw it again. She wouldn't let me play with it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          should've bought the DD20 FIRST

          By Ryan Sloan

          from Fresno, Ca

          Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

          This is a GREAT PEDAL. I generally have ALWAYS trusted BOSS/ROLAND, so when I started seeing looping in real time effects I was paying close attention to the RC-3 and e RC -30. I was testing them both out and figured that a difference in $100 wasn't worth it, and from what I've heard GC Associates, I'm glad I didn't get the 30. it does everything I need it to do ... at least now it does since I was introduced to the BOSS DD20 Giggadelay. The construction is basic rugged BOSS. I do get some noise, but that's gonna depend on A LOT of stuff (notice the vids - there's a BOSS noise suppressor placed pre RC-3. lol). I LOVE the BOSS double pedal designs, but it wasn't in the cards for the RC-30, even after a week of getting the thing off e ground and recording some amazing haunting stuff, I did what lots of loopers out there do ... "If I only had another one, I could ...So two weeks after the RC-3 Looper, I got myself the best delay that BOSS makes, THE DD-20 GIGGADELAY. I usually keep the RC-3 at the end and the DD20 somewhere very close to the end. Now, If I just had ANOTHER DD-20. Ha! So many pedals, so little time so little time so little time so little ti

          (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Let The Buyer Beware!!!

          By Anthony Clark

          from Macon, Ga

          Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

          I got this pedal because of the good reviews. I got it home and I got a lot of hiss and faint ticking thru my amp. I removed other pedals thinking they may be the problem but they were not. When I removed the Boss Looper the hiss and ticking went away. I searched the internet for answers and this is what I found.....Sometimes this pedal does not play well with daisy chain power sources. They recommend you get a separate power supply and run just this pedal by itself. Boss really needs to solve the problem with this pedal.

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