Boss RC-1BK Loop Pedal

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Up To 12 Minutes Recording

The Boss RC-1 Loop Station Effects Pedal offers up to 12 minutes of stereo recording time, enabling you to capture any extended performance that you could create or imagine, including every phrase that you want for your masterpiece. Whether you're a guitarist, bassist, or keyboardist, the simplicity and usability of the RC-1 is a great choice for any player who wants to concentrate on having fun, from beginners to concert touring professionals.

Learn, practice, and improve your playing by incorporating the RC-1 into your existing pedal board or effects system, enabling you to create your own backing track to jam along with. You can also loop stereo instruments like synthesizers, and have a ball playing along. The stereo inputs and outputs enable you to record and playback your creations in stereo, the way music was intended to be played, performed, and enjoyed.

A Versatile Pedal

The RC-1 Loop Station looks great, and provides a clear and easy way to see the status of the Rec/Overdub/Play modes. The speed at which the indicator rotates directly corresponds to the length of the loop during overdubbing and playback. The optional FS-7 makes footswitching even simpler and easier! And, its compact size won't take up much space on your pedal board. Pressing the "A" switch will stop the Rec/Overdub/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. It's that easy!

Limited Edition Black Finish

The RC-1 has been so successful that Boss has sold over 1 million loop stations. To celebrate this, Boss have released a limited edition finish for the pedal, replacing the standard red with a sleek, deep black finish.


Straightforward and easy to operate

Newly designed loop indicator displays the current loop mode (Rec/Overdub/Play)

Runs on a single 9-volt alkaline battery (approximately 4.5 hours of battery life)

Can be used with an optional AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

12 minutes of stereo recording time

Stereo inputs and outputs

Flexible external footswitch options

Recorded phrase is retained in memory even after the RC-1 is turned off


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

Controls: Pedal switch, LEVEL knob

Indicators: 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: 85 mA

Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.): Alkaline: Approx. 4.5 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