Boss RC-1 Loop Station Looper Pedal

UPC: 602003607431
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  • Flexible external footswitch options.
  • 12 minutes of stereo recording time.
  • Stereo inputs and outputs.
  • Straight forward and easy to operate.
  • Can be used with an optional AC adaptor.
  • Runs on a single 9-volt alkaline battery (approximately 4.5 hours of battery life).
  • Recorded phrase is retained in memory even after the RC-1 is turned off.

The BOSS RC-1 is our simplest and most user-friendly Loop Station ever and it is 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 have 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.

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 and Play modes. With a maximum of 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 foot switching capabilities. The RC-1 is an especially great partner to start enjoying looping.

RC-1 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.

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.

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, we here at BOSS believe 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.

External Footswitch:

The optional FS-7 makes foot switching even simpler and easier! And, its compact size won’t take up much space on your pedalboard. Pressing the A switch will stop the Rec Overdub and Play mode. Hold down the A switch for two seconds or longer to erase the phrase. By pressing the B switch, you can easily undo or redo your phrase.

Product Specifications:

Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu

Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu

Input Impedance: 1 M ohm

Output Impedance: 1 k ohm

Controls: Pedal switch LEVEL knob

Indicators: CHECK indicator LOOP indicator

Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61) AC adaptor

Weight: 1 lb

More Information
More Info
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
Maximum Recording Time
Approximately 12 minutes
Pedal switch
LEVEL knob
CHECK indicator
LOOP indicator
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)
AC adaptor (sold separately)
* Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
Current Draw
95 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline: Approx. 3 hours
Owner's manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA series
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
Size and Weight
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
440 g
1 lb
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
UPC 602003607431
Manufacturer Part Number RC-1
Condition new
width 6
length 4
height 3