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Boss RC1 Loop Station Guitar Pedal


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Product Description

The Boss RC-1 is the simplest and most user-friendly 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.

Boss RC-1 Loop Station Guitar Pedal 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)
  • 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
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!

You’ll never be ‘out of the loop’
Everyone always wants to be ‘in the loop,’ but with other loopers, you may not have enough recording time to capture every phrase that you want for your masterpiece. With its 12 minutes of stereo recording time, the RC-1 has the most stereo recording time in its class.

Is the RC-1 the right choice for you?
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a concert touring professional. The RC-1 is a great choice for any guitarist, bassist or keyboardist concerned with usability and simplicity while having lots of fun!

What are some applications for the RC-1?
You can incorporate the RC-1 into your existing pedalboard or effects system. It’s also a great way to learn, practice or improve your playing by quickly and easily creating your own backing track to jam along with. You can also loop stereo instruments like synthesizers and have a ball playing along.

Is that new loop indicator just eye candy?
Well, yes and no. Sure, it’s cool to look at, but the new indicator on the RC-1 is also very innovative and useful. You can clearly and easily see the current status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes. You can also switch the indicator to an alternate mode, which visually tracks your loop. During overdubbing and playback, the speed at which the indicator rotates directly corresponds to the length of the loop.

What’s up with the stereo inputs and outputs?
Apparently, some other products are based on the belief that mono recording and playback is good enough for you. In this day and age, BOSS believes that it’s not too much for you to expect a stereo looper. With stereo inputs and outputs, you can record and playback your creations in stereo, the way music was intended to be played, performed, and enjoyed.

Product Specifications
Boss RC-1 Loop Station Guitar Pedal Specifications
  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
  • Controls: Pedal switch, LEVEL knob
  • Indicators: CHECK indicator, LOOP indicator
  • Connectors: 
    • INPUT A (MONO) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • INPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • OUTPUT A (MONO) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • OUTPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
    • STOP/UNDO jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
    • DC IN jack
  • Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
  • Current Draw: 85 mA
  • Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 hours
  • Accessories: Owner's manual, Leaflet (‘USING THE UNIT SAFELY,’ ‘IMPORTANT NOTES,’ and ‘Information’), Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 2 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 6/16 inches (73x129x59mm)
  • Weight: 440 g (0 lbs. 16 oz.)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact and Twin Pedals: 5 years parts, 2 years labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor
Tony Submitted: 4/16/2018
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Boss knocks it out of the park again!
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Built like a tank(just like all Boss pedals) and does what they say it will perfectly! I wanted to be able to tweak my amp from across the room to hear what the bar people hear and now it’s a breeze!
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Jim Submitted: 6/9/2017
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Easy to use
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This is the easiest looper pedal I've seen. Works great and will improve your playing.
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Steve Fern Submitted: 6/3/2017
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this pedal is great!
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It's a fantastic pedal! Its so easy to layer parts. I can finally play, too!
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james tarby Submitted: 2/6/2017
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not as great as i hoped
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No off and on it makes it harder to use. Input not working at times.
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richard eubanks Submitted: 1/23/2017
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awesome pedel
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easy and awesome great item
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