If you’re interested in learning more about the best amps with loopers in them, you’ve come to the right post!
Line 6 has already shown the potential of affordable and diverse amps. The whole Spider line is currently at its fifth model and the MKII version. In particular, we’re looking at the Spider V 240 MKII model which also comes with an onboard looper.
The amp has a pretty simple interface to control all the effects and features. However, it’s not your average guitar amp. I would rather refer to it as a modified PA system with an onboard modeler and effects processor.
But this is, in my opinion, a good thing. The total output power is 240 watts, which is more than enough for a lot of settings. It’s equipped with two 12-inch speakers and two smaller speakers. But you can even use a direct out for other settings.
Aside from that, we have an onboard wireless connection for a Relay G10 unit. And, of course, there’s an onboard 60-second looper.
It may not be much. However, the amp’s incredible versatility and sheer power make it a great choice.
Here we have an affordable Blackstar 100-watt stereo amp. And, of course, this is yet another solid-state amp with modeling options. However, it’s a much simpler one, without a display and just your regular knobs.
Although technically a single-channel amp, it has six amp models labeled as Voices. It goes from super clean to high-gain heavy leads. And what’s awesome about it is the ISF control. This one lets you choose between American and British-style tones.
There are some basic effects on it, as well as a looper. Along with the fact that this is a stereo amp with two 10-inch speakers, it makes for one great platform to dome looping on. Sure, it has only 30 seconds of recording time, but that’s enough for some basic jamming.
3. Roland CUBE-40XL
Roland’s CUBE-40XL has been discontinued. But it’s still a pretty great amp if you manage to get your hands on it. This is a classic Cube amp with a pristine clear tone.
Although many consider it just a practice amp, I’d say it’s way more than that. Firstly, it’s a great platform for pedals. Secondly, you can use its 10 onboard amp models and various effects, categorized into three groups.
And thirdly, there’s an onboard looper. It has a total of 80 seconds of recording time, which is a pretty great deal for such an amp. All this comes with 40 watts of power going through its single 10-inch speaker. But you can lower the output with its power squeeze option as well.
4. JOYO DC-15S
Now, JOYO is one of those brands that might discourage you with their incredibly low prices. But, in all honesty, the brand is not to be underestimated in any way. The DC-15S amp, for instance, outperforms its price level.
Here we have a practice amp with some incredible tone-shaping options. I would dare to put it in the same category as Yamaha’s THR10 II.
It comes with a total of 9 amp models, including one for acoustic guitars. But there are also onboard effects and a looper that allows up to 30 seconds of recording time.
Other than that, this is one pretty awesome practice amplifier. It’s pretty compact and comes with two speakers. One is 5.25 inches while the other is 2.5 inches in diameter. This makes it another one of those modernized hi-fi guitar amps, or, as I like to call them, PA systems modified for use with guitars.
But whatever you call it, this is a pretty great amp. It sounds pretty decent, it’s not expensive, and it’s got all you need to start with. There are also outputs that you can use for recording.
5. Roland AC-33
If you’re an acoustic guitar player who needs a looper, then check out Roland’s AC-33. It also works great for anything that has a piezo. And there’s also a microphone channel. You can use it to make your guitar sound fuller, or you can use it to sing while playing. This makes it a great option for solo performers.
And while we’re at it, the amp comes with a simple looper. There’s a total of 40 seconds of recording time, which is pretty decent for its simple setup. If you don’t need some complex looping settings and don’t want to bother with an additional unit, Roland AC-33 will serve you well.
Other than that, the amp has a stereo configuration, two times 15 watts. You can even run it on AA batteries, which is pretty useful as well. It’s even a great option for some smaller live gigs.
When it comes to solid-state amps, Peavey took things to a new level with their Vypyr series. They’re currently making their Vypyr X line. And the Vypyr X 3 is a 100-watt version with an onboard guitar modeling processor. Other than that, the amp has a regular 12-inch speaker in it, so it’s more of a conventional one.
You can choose between 26 guitar amps, 6 bass guitar amps, and even 6 acoustic guitar amps. This is followed by a decent choice of 12 effects of which you can use up to 5 at the same time.
Aside from additional features like USB and Bluetooth connectivity, you can use its onboard looper. It allows up to 30 seconds of loop time. However, you’ll need Peavey’s Sanpera footswitch for this, which is sold separately.
Nonetheless, it’s a pretty incredible amp for its price level. This goes both for its features and the tone. And if you use an iOS device, you can make the tone-shaping and preset-making process much simpler.
Another one that I’d like to mention is Fender’s Mustang GTX 50 amp. The company has had this cheap line of amplifiers for quite a while now. They’re mostly a great choice for home practice and rehearsals. However, with its 50 watts of power, GTX 50 can handle some stage settings as well.
But here we have something more than just a simple amplifier with a few onboard effects. Firstly, it has Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity for advanced features. The USB port allows you to implement it as an audio interface.
And, of course, there’s an onboard looper. It lets you record up to 60 seconds of audio. However, you’ll need to purchase Fender’s specialized footswitch for this.
Overall, with its 50 watts, dozens of amp models, effects, and a 12-inch speaker, it’s a pretty awesome amp.
Best Amps with Loopers: Conclusion
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