The RC-2 is the second pedal I ever owned. When I was 14 or 15, I was getting bored of playing bass on my own: solo bass lines were no longer providing enough enjoyment on their own and neither was playing along with songs. I was playing lots and lots of chords to try and compensate for that and write "songs." I had also bought a $5 Casio keyboard from the thrift shop and wanted a way to mix bass and the casio stuff together. At that point in my life I had discovered Don Cab and Battles and learned that looping is the main tool they use in those bands to build up their songs. I was getting into ambient music as well, and realized that looping is great for creating textures and things of that nature. The RC-2 was the cheapest looper I could find at the time, and I've had it for close to 10 years now. It does its one job and it does it perfectly. Not much else to say, really. At some point I started messing with triggering stored samples while playing (Steve Brule quotes, mostly), which is a fun thing to play around with every now and then.