Small design decisions have consequences. I am no longer recommending the DigiTech JamMan Express XT, for the reason you see in the photo: the jamsync IN port on the Express…

Small design decisions have consequences. I am no longer recommending the DigiTech JamMan Express XT, for the reason you see in the photo: the jamsync IN port on the Express is not supported all the way around by sheet metal, so it breaks off if you exert even the slightest downward pressure on it. (Note: there’s a workaround for the problem, as described below, and if you’re willing to use that workaround the device is still usable.)

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In the slightly more expensive JamMan Solo XT, the port is completely surrounded by metal, so it can’t break off the way it does in the Express XT.

If you’re considering an XT looper for the jamsync feature, go with the Solo XT–it’s only about $30 more, and it’s made to last. In the meantime, I’ve epoxied the port in place on my remaining Express; if that one breaks I won’t replace it.

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