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Boss RC-3

Guitar & Bass Loop Station Stomp Box

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Three Hours of Stereo Recording in a Stompbox

The RC-3 is powerfully equipped yet conveniently housed in a compact pedal. Enjoy up to three hours of stereo recording time, storage for 99 loops, a “real drums” rhythm guide, and USB 2.0 compatibility all in a small BOSS stompbox. You can connect the RC-3 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your RC-3 recordings to your computer for safekeeping. You can also load WAV files from your computer directly into the RC-3. The RC-3 accepts 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.

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General Features:

  • Compact and powerful stereo stompbox looper
  • Massive internal memory with up to three hours of stereo recording time
  • 99 onboard memories for storing loops
  • USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to a PC and import/export WAV audio
  • Rhythm guide with real drums
  • Runs on a single 9-volt battery or optional AC power supply
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty


  • Nominal Input Level: INPUT: -20 dBu, AUX IN: -10 dBu
  • Input Impedance: INPUT: 1 M ohm, AUX IN: 22 k ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
  • Recording/Playback
    • Maximum Recording Time: Approximately 3 hours
    • Maximum Phrase Memory: 99 phrases
    • Number of tracks: 1
    • Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
  • Rhythm Type: Hi-Hat, Kick
  • USB Interface: Hi-Speed USB mass storage device class
  • Controls: Pedal switch, LOOP OUTPUT knob, RHYTHM OUTPUT knob, DOWN button, UP button, WRITE button, RHYTHM ON/OFF button, TAP TEMPO button
  • Indicators: REC, PLAY (DUB) indicator
  • Display: 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
  • Connectors: INPUT A Jack: 1/4", INPUT B Jack: 1/4", AUX IN Jack: Stereo miniature OUTPUT A Jack: 1/4", OUTPUT B Jack: 1/4", STOP/MEMORY SHIFT Jack: 1/4" TRS, USB Connector, DC IN Jack (DC 9V)
  • Power Supply: DC 9V: Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
  • Current Draw: 70 mA (DC 9V)
  • Expected battery life under continuous use: 9V Battery: Approx. 3 hours
  • Included Accessories: Owner's Manual, Leaflets, Alkaline battery 9V already installed
  • Options (sold separately): AC Adaptor (PSA series), Footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6)
  • Dimensions: 2-7/8"W x 5-1/8"D x 2-3/8"H

Product History:

Boss By Roland RC-3 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
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Pedal Specifications

Pedal Design
This is the style of guitar pedal. The design includes the physical housing of the pedal and the designed application.
Stomp Box
Pedal Type
The features listed here are the capabilities and functions that this guitar pedal is designed for.
Time Alignment
Effects are digital devices that alter the way your instrument sounds. Musicians use effects to create sounds that an instrument cannot typically make by itself.
The physical controls that are available on the pedal, weather it be knobs, switches, buttons or sliders.
The types of connections that are found on the pedal.
1/4" TRS
The types of connections that are found on the pedal.
1/4" TRS

Multi-Effect Processing

Storage Type
The method in which a guitar pedal stores various data and information.
Internal Memory


Power Source
The power source is the method in which the unit receives power. Some units will be powered by batteries, while others will need to be plugged in to an AC or DC power source.
9V Battery
AC Adapter (Sold Separately)
The number of individual channels that can simultaneously pass audio.
2 Channels
Computer Connectivity
The ability of a guitar pedal to connect to a computer or an external data processor.
Display Type
The type of display on the guitar pedal refers to the text, graphics, lights, or a monitor that is used to display information such as track time or settings.
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
16 oz.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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Baton Rouge, LA

Excellent tool for jamming

February 11, 2013

This unit is very handy to record a quick rythm you have in mind and then play it in a loop and work on various leads to improve your playing skills. It is quick and easy to use which is very important for this type of use.

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Product Name: Boss RC-3