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MXR launches an attack of the Clones with new looper pedal

MXR has entered the looper pedal arena with the Clone Looper pedal, which it claims delivers “higher fidelity signal reproduction than any other looper of its type”.

Up to six minutes of recording time is onboard, with unlimited overdubs, while there’s a flashing four-count ahead of the beginning of the loop to keep you in time.

Storage sample rates are up to 88.2kHz, which MXR reckons can handle any effects you can throw at it, while there’s also an analog through-path to keep your dry signal unaffected, as well as a choice of buffered or true bypass.

Controls are simple as it gets: footswitches for play/stop and red/dub, as well as a volume control, expression in and footswitch in.

MXR Clone Looper

(Image credit: Jim Dunlop)

MXR has also equipped the Clone with reverse and double-speed options, accessible by pushing or double-pushing the volume knob.

An external footswitch can even be used to engage a Play Loop Once mode for stutter effects.

In a world of looper, erm, clones, it’s refreshing to see MXR take a fresh swing at the format here; those four-count and external control features certainly set it apart from its competitors.

The MXR Clone Looper pedal is available from October for $149. See Jim Dunlop for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.