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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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!

Features
  • 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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Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
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BossRC-3 Loop Station
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Performances (3)
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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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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

By Jim Crall

from Smithville, Missouri

Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

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.

(12 of 26 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.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Recording Tips

By Angel Ramirez

from Owings Mills, Maryland

Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

Excellent unit. I already own the RC2 and just purchased this RC3, and discovered something very interesting in reference to both units. The RC3 is an oustanding looper that after learning how to use it, it becomes very easy to operate, and not any harder than the RC2. As a classical guitar player I expect a clean and pure sound out of my guitar, that the RC3 does provide on my recordings. I took a sample of one of my loop track recorded with the RC2 with drums included and transfer this directly from the RC2 out to the RC3 in, and I have a 100% quality transfered loop,and even sincronized the tempo and drums from the RC3 with the recording. Better yet I was capable of storing this transfer to my computer for Storage with my RC3.The stereo capability of the RC3 will also provide additional instruments or effects to add to your loops. Oustanding unit !!!!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takes a little practice

By Thomas Folster

from Poughkeepsie, NY

Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

This is the first time I've ever tried any type of playback device. It works great and I LOVE it . But the "double tap" to stop recording takes a bit of practice so you hit it just right. I took it out of the box, plugged it in, and was using it before I even looked at the manual, so it's intuitive enough with the labels on the buttons. Now that I've browsed though the manual, I find dubbing and adding percussion are pretty easy. The percussion may not be the best, but it's enough to keep a beat, and a lot more fun than a metronome. One thing I've learned to be careful of is when clicking to stop my playback, that I don't inadvertently leave it in record mode. There have been a couple times where I recorded some "junk" onto my loop. Easy enough to correct, but still a minor annoyance when it happens. But all in all, I love this thing, and I don't know how I practiced without it all these years.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Powerful item

By dave breitling

from Blue Springs, mo.

Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

This pedal is a MUST have. I looked over the booklet, backed up the original files to computer. Turned on the amp and made my first layered loop. This is an incredible, must own piece of equipment. Dont even think about it. Go buy one asap and reap the benefits. By the power cord at the same time! Extremely fun and addicting. Sounds fantastic. Worth every penny.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A little tricky, but once you get the hang of it, it's a really fun toy!

By Marshal

from Tulsa, OK

Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

Well I tried the RC-2 at the tulsa GC, couldn't even figure out how to get it to record. But a guy brought me out an RC-3 and it was instantly way easier to do the functions of the pedal, record, stop, overdub, ect. When I say instantly, I mean it will take a while to get the timing just perfect for the start and stopping, but it is easy to work at least. Some complaints are that to save your loop(s) in whatever slot you're working in, you cannot use your foot, you have to stop playing, bend down and press a tiny rubber button that you'd never be able to hit with your foot. I guess that Boss couldn't get around this, being that there's only one footswitch, and it can only do so many different functions. Another is that it doesn't come with a USB. Really big pet peeve when companies do that. No power supply either, but that isn't as big of a deal. So a trip to Radio Shack, and I'll be able to use my laptop to save loops. This thing IS metal, nice and heavy, and pretty solid. So, not too many problems. I'm happy with it.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Game changer

By michael erikson

from toms river new jersey

Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

I've sen alot of looping videos that were really just over the top. With this pedal writing music that never happened really is just that. For those inspiring musicians this is the band your missing. With this pedal and 3 hours of loop. Anything you put your mind to is possible. Boss Rules. Nuff Said.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love the Boss RC3

By Joseph Daniels

from Covington, Ohio

Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

I am too impatient to learn complicated electronic processors but after seeing a you tube on this I bought it- I had it unpacked , set up and recording with percussion in no time-it makes practicing scales and licks real efficient and it is easy to use-finally (by the way it sounds good too in playback)simple foot taps and I'm practicing along with my track-must have for the guitar player.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the best purchase for guitar player

By JERRY MYERS

from Mountlake Terrace, washington

Comments about Boss RC-3 Loop Station:

Don't buy another amp, don't buy another guitar, until you've purchased a loop machine. Its the one thing I truly regret. Why did I wait so long to get one of these. Even and old man like me can have fun playing by yourself and feel like your playing with a band. I've never had so much fun playing guitar now that I have a looper. I've only had it for 11 days and its completely changed me as a guitar player. On top of that its given me confidence to play with others. Maybe I delayed at first because of the price. Big mistake! If your in a rut and want to get excited about playing, then this is the product to buy. I've never been so excited to get off work and go home and jam....your friends can't come by and play....no problem, I've got a looper. Get one and within a few days of learning how to use it, it will put the biggest smile on your face. Kind of like the first time you plug into a really nice Marshall tube amp and hit that first chord with your volume and gain cranked to 9! WOW! This thing is awesome. I guarantee this will make any guitar player better. all ages and all skill levels....beginner to Yngwie.

(7 of 7 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.

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