Best cheap looper pedals: 7 essential budget loopers for your ‘board

MXR Clone Looper pedal on a wooden floor
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Why a guide to the best cheap looper pedals, you may ask? When you're starting out, it's hard to scrape together enough allowance or Saturday job cash for one pedal, let alone many. Still, in terms of usefulness, loopers are high up the list. If you're a one-person band, then they're nothing short of essential. Even if you play with others they're a valuable tool for jamming, songwriting or even live use, especially if you're the only guitarist in a band.

While the ideal loop pedal might be a floorboard like the Boomerang III, the reality might be a bit more modest, depending on your budget. Here, we've rounded up some of the best cheap looper pedals currently on the market. For the purposes of this article, we've set our budget loopers upper limit at $150, give or take a couple of dollars.

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.