Boss RC-3 Loop Station Compact Phrase Recorder Pedal

Stereo Loop Pedal with 99 Memory Presets, 1/8" Aux Input, and Rhythm Guide
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Create Great Loops!

Gear up for loop action! The BOSS RC-3 Loop Station pedal gives you three hours of stereo looping. It's the perfect practice and performance tool for the adventurous guitarist. You can save your loops in 99 memory locations, so you can instantly recall your creations. And you'll appreciate the RC-3 pedal's true stereo I/O, so you can incorporate stereo instruments and devices (there's a 1/8" MP3 player input!). There are even built-in drum patterns to help guide your way to perfect looping. Connect this amazing pedal to your computer via USB 2.0 and save all the looping magic you create on the RC-3 externally.

BOSS RC-3 Loop Station Pedal at a Glance:
  • Up to three hours of recording time (in stereo)
  • 99 memory presets and handy USB connection
  • Built-in drum patterns, for perfect timing
Up to three hours of recording time (in stereo)

When inspiration strikes, you can count on BOSS's RC-3 Loop Station to help you capture cool ideas. You can also generate substantialy looped material for studio or stage use. And, you're not restricted to instruments only; this pedal includes a very handy 1/8" input, so you can connect your MP3 player or other device and work with other sources. You'll love how much great stuff you can cram into the small, pedalboard-friendly RC-3!

99 memory presets and handy USB connection

BOSS made the RC-3 with performance in mind. You can assign loops to up to 99 memory presets and recall those loops with ease. And, thanks to its onboard USB 2.0 connection, you can even hook up the RC-3 to your computer and save your handiwork externally!

Built-in drum patterns, for perfect timing

Get perfect timing for your loops, right inside the RC-3! BOSS built incredibly convenient drum patterns right in, so you can get your timing down perfectly as you create killer loops. Now, you don't have to fly blind when you're making sonic magic!

BOSS RC-3 Loop Station Pedal Features:
  • True stereo loop pedal with outstanding recording time, plenty of presets, and built-in drum sounds
  • 3 hours of stereo recording time lets you tap your creativity
  • 99 onboard memory presets for storing loops (very stage friendly)
  • 1/4" A and B input jacks, 1/8" mini auxiliary input jack
  • USB 2.0 port lets you import/export WAV audio
  • Rhythm guide with real drums (perfect for practice)
  • Runs on batteries or optional AC power supply
Get loopy with the amazing RC-3 Loop Station pedal from BOSS!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Looper
Total Looping Time 3 hours
Maximum Loops 99 Phrases
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x 1/4"
Power Supply Included No
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2.4"
Depth 5.1"
Width 2.9"
Weight 1 lb.
Manufacturer Part Number RC-3

Customer Reviews

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Boss RC-3 Loop Station

Purchased this for my two granddaughters and they think it is crazy fun. They love to record things and play back with it. Especially great for making scales actually a fun thing to play with chords.


I bought the Boss rc-3 as a means to further my skills as a player, and I cannot say enough good things about this amazing little unit. Downloading wav files from the Boss website gives you your own band! The blues loops are fantastic for practice! This is an absolute must have in your pedal board.

This looper is a keeper

Added the RC-3 to my peddle board and glad I did. It has all the features that I need and downloading WAV backing tracks is a simple drag and drop or copy computer action via the USB RC-3 to computer connection. This has really helped my practice sessions and love jamming to the backtracks versus the mundane metronome. Very glad that I purchased this item and it will stay on my board.
Music background: Hobby Musician


The RC-3 is an amazing pedal. It makes practicing easy, fun, and productive. I even use it to listen to my playing. The RC-3 is also wonderful for recording sometime to put on the computer. This loop station also does not cause any degredation in tone whatsoever. A perfect pedal.
Music background: Serious Music Student

Great Practice Tool

First let's get one thing clear: I'm an old guy and a dinosaur when it comes to anything technological. I was very worried when I ordered the RC - 3 that I'd end up getting frustrated and return it unused. Boy, I was wrong, Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks. This thing was so easy to figure out I was up and running within 10 minutes (I had spent time watching YouTube videos and printing out the manual before it arrived) but I need not have worried. The RC - 3 is a great practicing tool, especially for those like me that are not in a band but trying to still improve as a player. The drum sounds are fine and they are easy to set up. The amazing thing, to me, is how easy it is to overdub and overdub again. Plus, although I'm not even close yet, you can save up to 3 hours of music. It is well made and IMHO you owe it to yourself to have one of these...great device at a great price. BTW, Sweetwater had it at my front door in less than a week.
Music background: An amateur with about 50 years playing expierence.
See also: Loop Pedals, Boss, Boss Loopers