I am having to say good bye to the Boss RC-20 loop station that I have borrowed for at least two, maybe three, years. For someone who plays alone 95% of the time, it really is a great tool. And, I must admit, I have just started getting into the layering textures of looping and delay after reading about it at Guitar For Worship for so long.
But now I must move on, be the responsible friend, and return the pedal that I have truly been grateful to borrow. I’ll add it to my list of big ticket item wishes and keep an eye open for a good deal someday. It may even beat out the POG2 on the top of the list. We’ll see if I put my money where my mouth is.
Before unhooking the pedal, I did record everything that I have recorded on the 10 tracks. And since I was using it, I came up with two more things to loop and play on top of, so I recorded those too. It was great fun listening to the differences between the different licks and chord progressions I have come up with over the years. Some have been on the loop station since I first borrowed it. Others have come and gone, only to be replaced again by other ideas. I don’t know if I’m better, but I have learned a lot.
I keep telling myself that the return of my Holy Grail reverb and the addition of my new Morley A/B/Y switch to my pedal board is well worth the loss of the loop station, but I think I’m just telling myself that for comfort. I don’t think I need to be consoled, but…I guess I do. In the end, it doesn’t matter. I got to use it for much longer than is reasonable due to the generosity of a good friend. That generosity is now passing it on to another guitar player who will probably work with it a lot more and get a lot more out of it. If my friend reads this, THANK YOU!