Busking Bass Player Works Miracles With A Loop Pedal
Beginners are best advised to first play without the effect pedals. And of course, they are supposed to learn to play the guitar and using the effect it is unlikely that they will be able to say for sure whether they want to give up soon or not. Also, it takes time and experience for the novice to understand what pedals they need. After they gain some skills, more or less understand the style of playing then they should think about the effect pedals.
Watch the video of a busker playing on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival in August 2015. He is everything but a novice. He has gone through all the knick-knacks and phases of becoming not only an excellent bass player but also an amazing street performer. What aided him, as shown in this video, is a small piece of equipment called loop pedal.
There are actually several good reasons for a bass player having a looper. It enables you to perform an entire song and have it sound “big enough” to perform on your own with; you can more easily hear where your timing needs help and work to get better at it; you can record the “best bass groove ever” - all it takes to record that great line you came up with is *stomp*, and start playing; it doesn’t get any easier than that.