20 Most Recent Roland BOSS RC-20XL Loop Station Phrase Recorder with Instrument Cables Questions & Answers


Hi. I had the same problem and fixed it by clearing all the phrases. An explanation of how to do this is below (written by someone else, not me) But, expect your guide beat to now sound like a fuzz instead of a drum. This really sucks and there is apparantly no fix for the guide sound except to send it back to Boss. Good luck.

1. Start by selecting Phrase 1.

(if the 'REVERSE' or 'AUTO START' are lit press them off.)

2. Select 'INST & MIC' by pressing 'MODE'

3. Hold down 'EXIT' and 'AUTO START' together - at the same time, this should light up the green LED for 'LOOP PHASE'

4. Hold down 'WRITE' and 'EXIT' together
then hold 'WRITE' on its own
then 'WRITE' and 'EXIT' together again...as if you were clearing a phrase.

they should light up in red and flash, if not try a combo of section 4.

5. Repeat on all Phrases 1 - 11.

Roland BOSS... | Answered on Mar 01, 2017


Verify that you are using the ORIGINAL power adapter... NO substitutes are allowed.

Roland BOSS... | Answered on Sep 28, 2012


It's usually fine to leave solid state electronic equipment turned on. A small amount of heat is produced when powered up and it will usually help to prevent condensation inside the case if that's a problem. It's not normally needed unless it's in a damp and/or cold environment. A dehumidifier is possibly a better solution if you have a lot of moisture.

Roland Music | Answered on Aug 18, 2019


Open up the Roland G-70 and check if all the connectors and flatcables are well seated. Check also if the power supply is working as supposed to.

Roland Music | Answered on Jul 26, 2019


rtm yet, read the manual on it for "troubleshooting" pages?

Roland Music | Answered on Jun 27, 2019


It's always possible the new battery had lost it's charge before it was installed. Check it with an ohm meter for it's voltage. Other than that, either the contacts in the battery holder may be in need of cleaning or the battery wasn't installed correctly.

Roland Music | Answered on Jun 06, 2019


You don't tell us where you're located, but the best bet would be either Ebay, Craig's List, or Reverb.com

Roland Music | Answered on May 21, 2019


Unfortunatly the impact from a fall can lead to numerous problems ranging from a broken fuse to a disloged power supply to a cracked board. I'd suggest taking it into your nearest Roland authourized service center to get it checked out. If you're not trained in electronics you can do more harm than good poking around inside the amp. https://www.roland.com/us/support/service_repair/service_centers

Roland Music | Answered on May 17, 2019


The most likely problem would be wiring. By dropping it you loosened or disconnected a wire.

Roland Music | Answered on Apr 30, 2019

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