How to Connect The Boss Loop Station [SIMPLE]

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Figuring out how to connect your looper pedal, whether it’s a BOSS Loop Station or not, is pretty simple once you’ve done it a few times. I guess it’s easy for me to say because I already know how to do it, but I promise you that it’s not a big deal. It’s possible to …

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How to Use A Volume Pedal As An Expression Pedal [SIMPLE]

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A volume pedal is a really useful tool that does exactly what the title suggests: it acts as master volume control on your guitar signal. This can be very helpful for creative purposes but also for matters of utility and practicality. What a lot of guitarists may not know though is that a volume pedal …

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How to Use A Tremolo Pedal [A Step-By-Step Guide]

Tremolo pedals are as old as the hills, and contrary to popular misconception, they are not vibrato tools. A tremolo pedal essentially cuts the volume in and out at various rates and configurations set by the parameters commonly found on the pedal. Contrast this to a vibrato pedal, which is actually changing the pitch of …

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How to Use A Volume Pedal [An Illustrated Guide]

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I recently went to an auction near my hometown and picked up a ton of guitar equipment, including two new guitars, a Fender case, and several guitar pedals. If I recall correctly, I scored 6 new pedals, and around half of them are pretty good. One pedal I got was the Behringer FCV100 Volume and …

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How to Use A Vibrato Pedal [An Illustrated Tutorial]

Vibrato pedals are an effects unit that I’ve overlooked for a long time, simply because they just didn’t appeal to me that much. But after having got one at an auction not long ago, I’ve become more open to them. They’re a pretty cool pedal with a lot of applications, however, I find there isn’t …

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MXR Clone Looper vs The Boss RC-5 [A Real Comparison]

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The MXR Clone Looper and the BOSS RC-5 Loop Station are both great pedals but each of them targets different sectors of the looper pedal consumer market. For one, I would say that the RC-5 is a step above the Clone Looper in terms of the target audience. The RC-5 is a more advanced looper …

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How to Change the BOSS RC-1 Loop Station Settings [SIMPLE]

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What many people like about the BOSS RC-1 is probably the thing that others don’t: its simplicity. There are only 6 different features of the BOSS RC-1: recording, playback, overdubbing, undo overdub, redo overdub, and the capability for an external footswitch. But for most loopers, this is probably all they’ll ever need. That said, there …

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The RC-5 vs the RC-1 Loop Station – [A REAL Comparison]

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The RC-1 and RC-5 are the two beginning models of the BOSS Loop Station line-up, of which there are many. At one point, they even made RC-2 and RC-3 models, but they wound up discontinuing them. If you’re wondering what the differences between these two pedals are, you’re in luck, because I’ve got the answer. …

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How to Use the Boss RC-1 Loop Station [A Detailed Guide]

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I’ve used a few looper pedals now, including the BOSS RC-1, the BOSS RC-5, and the MXR Clone Looper so I’m pretty familiar with the most common features and the other cool things they can be used for. Like most instruction manuals for various kinds of technology, I find the instructions to be unclear or …

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How To Connect The BOSS RC-5 To Your Computer [SIMPLE]

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Now that you’ve got your hands on one of the better looper pedals out there for the money, the BOSS RC-5 Loop Station, you probably want to make sure you get the best you can out of it. It’s a great pedal. While I love Roland’s BOSS and everything they make, their instruction manual, like …

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