I used to find the looper a great tool for quickly auditioning styles with the head changes of the song. That way you concentrate on truly listening to the style and the way the fills flow rather that using any concentration on playing the changes.
But for me, the deal maker is the freedom to FULLY utilize the bender. You simply are hobbling your expression only being able to use the bender when you aren’t playing a chord change, and so many real instruments are bending ACROSS the chord boundaries, not while the chord is static.
Want great sax solos, guitar solos, fiddle solos etc., etc.?
Got to use the bender a LOT, 🎹😎
An arranger without a looper is crippled…
An arranger is just a tool. What matters is what you build with it..!