I purchased the Ditto X2 Looper after a long wait and I really love it! I've used it for over a year with no problems. I take care of my gear and don't stomp too hard. I do a seated solo act using a drum machine, and can tell you that I step on the silent left bypass switch to record, then when I'm ready for playback I step on it again for almost instant playback. I stop my drums before playback and then synchronize it with the music when I restart it. Occasionaly things go awry! LoL! If you're playing without an electronic drummer it would be a piece of cake! Plenty of loop time for a song but you really can't save it unless you leave the power on. I've always wanted to play lead along with some of my songs, so for me it's a dream come true! I usually sing the song, start playback, synchronize drums, stop playback after leadwork and play chords again with drums to stop the song. It does make for a long song, but I use it maybe for one song a set. I haven't gigged with it yet, but I could. One lasr thing of note, I recommend a boost pedal or 2nd overdrive to get you above the loop volume. Enjoy!