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Boomerang III Phrase Sampler (E-156)


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  • True StereoOver 17 minutes of recording time (mono)6 independent loopsPlay loops sequentially or simultaneouslyUndo/Redo capabilityLoop extend'Loop copyReverse lead liveAuto fade outMetronome with loop quantizeOctave down effect (for bass line creation)Reverse playbackLayer mergingWedge shaped.Made in Texas
  • Includes AC power supply adapter in the box.
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Boomerang III Phrase Sampler (E-156) + Power Supply for Boomerang III Phrase Sampler (E-156) & Chorus-Delay Pedal (E-155) + Planet Waves Classic Series Instrument Cable with Right Angle Plug, 0.5 feet (3-pack)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.5 x 2 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0035WTPL0
  • Item model number: E-156
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,408 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Boomerang III Phrase Sampler (E-156) This powerful pedal continues the Boomerang tradition of a simple user interface but adds many new features customers have requested. It records in true stereo (or mono), and has over 23 minutes of mono recording at 24KHz/16 bits and over 9 minutes at 48KHz/20 bits. There are 6 independent loops that can be played sequentially (verse/chorus/bridge use) or simultaneously. In the latter mode the loops may be synched or played totally independent from each other. After the primary loop is recorded, there are additional ‘layers’ that can be recorded. The layers can be silenced, played or re-recorded. Additional material may be stacked on (added to) any of the layers. This provides a multilevel undo/redo capability. The user can assign a number of interesting and useful functions to a ‘Bonus’ button. We anticipate having the following functions, and possibly more: loop extend, loop copy, octave down effect (for bass line creation), metronome with loop quantize, reverse playback, reverse lead live, auto fade out and layer merging (combining all layers to free up memory). There will be a variety of signal routing options and a Pedal Link™ system so multiple units can be synched. It will be about half the size of the Rang™ Plus. As with our earlier models there will be no MIDI or USB connectivity, and no permanent storage of loops. We will insure that the pedal is easy to operate and as intuitive as the current one, but it will be deeper if you want to explore the new features.

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The Boomerang III is a great looper!
George Sawyn
The sound quality is 10/10 for looped mono/stereo content.
Matthew Schomaker
Great product, very well made and durable.
Oliver

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Bill Atkinson on April 30, 2010
I'm updating this review after updating the firmware. It now is fully functional. If you want a basic easy looper, get one of the simple Boss or Digitech pedals. If you want a POWERFUL and FLEXIBLE looper, get this one. The company is small (this is no mega corporate schtick), the looper sounds fantastic, built like a tank, and it has a surprisingly small footprint. You can read the manual on the company website to read about how many incredible and innovative features this looper has, but I personally love the ability to customize the buttons, play separate loops of different lengths, and set up a master loop (usually one measure "click" track) and then slave other loops to it. You can set it up to do about whatever you want. The only drawback is that it won't record loops within the unit, but thats isn't what it is designed for; its designed for serious live looping and flying without a net. I laugh in the face of danger! Ha! Ha! Ha!

This is a pedal designed by guitarists for guitarists. But I use it for guitar, sax, and vocal (you can use the Rang's stereo as two mono split channels!).

Five stars!!

Highly recommended!!!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By funkendub on January 18, 2012
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Feb. 2012 Update: It turns out the units I purchased in Dec. 2011 and early Jan. 2012 were both from a small number of pedals that had messed up microprocessors. I contacted Mike at Boomerang and he got me straightened out and fixed up: I've now been using a solid, working Rang III for a couple weeks, and I'm stoked. Mike said there were precisely 141 malfing units; I somehow ended up with two of them. I've now tried the Line 6, the Boss RC-30 and this Rang III and, far and away, the Boomerang is the way to go.

Contrary to my initial impression, the Rang is in fact built very well. The problem I had with the 2 duds was with the processor, not the way the unit is wired. This third units is sweet. Unlike other loopers built on the "stomp box" model, the Rang is light to the touch. The foot switches are precise, and there is no lag time in recording or play back.

There is tons to say about the logic behind the design of the operations of this looper but the one thing I've really come to love so far is that you can "synch" layers and tracks: unlike any other looper I've tried, the Rang III knows where 1 is. That is incredibly helpful.

The Rang is a cut above but, frankly, most loopers seem designed by geek-dorks who only want to make ear candy and do tricks (roll over and beg), so it only had to be smarter than mere audio bling to win top prize. A maker still needs people to be able to figure out how to use the tool, and that is where I knock the Rang down a star. Mike Nelson & Co. are funny tech writers, but they write like engineers: this button does this, and if you press these two in tandem.... That's wrong: tech needs to be written from the user's PoV.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By F. Fahrner on May 11, 2011
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This is one great looper. Have been looking at the Boomerang for several months. It's a little pricey. Finding it on Amazon Prime gave me the confidence and last bit of motivation to finally pull the trigger.
As is typical from Amazon, delivery and condition of product was stellar.
This is the cleanest and easiest to use looper I own. (as compared to the Boss looper and the Line 6 M13). Put it into the effects loop of my Mark Five and it does absolutely nothing to my tone. The foot switches are great (even in flip-flops or stocking feet).
As shipped from Amazon, it does have the latest software upgrade. It does come with a power supply so no need to buy the recommended spare.
Very happy with this purchase.
May try the Boomerang Chorus/Delay next. Would be good to see more reviews on it first though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Schomaker on December 13, 2013
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No other looping pedal compares to the Boomerang. This so pedal offers many flexible setups of the 6 buttons and additional capability with the add on. The sound quality is 10/10 for looped mono/stereo content. Make sure you purchase an expression pedal to control the volume/decay rate/fade rate.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JoeShmoe on February 9, 2011
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This really is an awesome looper. You gotta read the manual and play around with it for a while to get it customized for your playing style but after all is done this thing is awesome! Like the other review said... go to the website and read the manual to find out what all it can do because it would make this review too long if I went into it here.

Anyway, I used to own the Boomerang II many years ago and this thing does all that one did plus way more. One of the greatest features I love about this new model compared to the old one is that on the old one if you wanted to 'stack' on top of a loop and messed up you had to re-record the original loop, then do the stacking again. On this one you can erase the stack without having to redo the original loop. Another thing I really like about this model compared to the old is that it is much smaller and takes up much less of that precious pedalboard space.

One thing I don't like as much about this model compared to the old one is, ironically, its size. Its size is great footprint-wise but with it being this small it puts the foot-buttons too close together where you have to do precision toe pointing button clicking. The old version you could just stomp the buttons and never worry about accuracy. I personally think that having to be so precise with the button clicking makes it a little trickier to click the buttons perfectly in tempo. Its not bad once you get used to it but I wish they would have put the buttons a little further apart from one another.

Overall, this is a great product from a great company!
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