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Hi, Does anyone have recommendations for looper pedals that work well with bass?      Would a looper designed for guitar be any good or are there any companies out there that make bass specific loop devices.                                          I’ve tried Google but, for me, Google has not been my friend with this. Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated.

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I have a Digitec JamMan Stereo. I don't use it for bass now (use it to trigger additional sounds/instruments - Think siren off War Pigs) but as I recall it looped bass fine with no discernible loss of low end. I also had a Nux loop core and that was good value for money.

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Someone may know something I don't, but I'm pretty sure any looper will be fine. They're not really designed for bass or guitar as such, they are essentially a digital recorder which replays the recorded section continually until told to stop. Any looper should be able to record the full audio range with at least enough headroom to handle instrument level. Knowing that keys players might well plug in to them too, they should be good for line level too, really.

And NoirBass' post popped up while I was typing, but the same should apply to an LS-2 type looper, except for the recording part!

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Either way. No there aren't any bass specific loopers I've ever come across.

 

Most loopers (recording loopers or signal loops) are signal transparent an can be used with any instrument. 

 

Bit of advice if doing loop recording, cut the bass eq a bit on input. It can otherwise get very muddy after just 2 layers of loop. Treble and mids sit in the mix much better.

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I've been using the loop function on a TC flashback delay...like the people say, it just plays back whatever you play in.... in 24 bit hifi.

  Going to get a proper TC looper soon (ditto+ probably). 

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I have the Ditto X2. It is fine and is fairly transparent. The new plus version is really good. The X2 though takes up quite a lot of pedal board real estate, but to me it is worth it for a designated 'start' and 'stop' buttons!

I did a loop on a recent album where I had a bass tuned to drop C and there was no issues in terms of transparency or loss of bass signal when I was recording and the signal chain for that was just bass - Flashback X4 - Ditto - interface. Sounded great, apart from the actual playing.

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