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How to use a looper pedal

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Looper pedals for creating loops that you then jam to - these are fun! There many options for these types of pedals. As for me, I usually use my Line 6 JM-4, because it is so convenient. It has tons of jam tracks and drum tracks in it already, but I mostly use it for creating my own loops that I then turn into songs or backing tracks, or whatever. It's great practice, and it's fun!

In this video, you'll see how I do it. I tried to show you ONE of many ways you can do this. Hope you enjoy this!

By the way, the Line 6 M9 and M13, as well as the HD300, HD400 and HD500 also have looping functionality, but they don't have all the features the JM-4 has, so if you just want a unit for jamming and playing backing tracks from, my advice is that you get the Line 6 JM-4 in that case.


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JD said...

I have an old school JamMan.After listening to this demo w/Line6 JM4
I decided to order one & give it a try. Thanks robren for the lesson
& the demo.

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