#1
Hey guys,
Im looking at getting an effects pedal under $150 AUD and see the digitech rp-50 on sale for 100. Sound pretty good, just want clarification from anyone who has used it or has one themselves.

Thanks U-G
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#2
I have a Digitech RP-250, and I don't like it. It's nice to mess around with the various available effects, but the pedal is just too digital to get any good sound out of it.
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#3
I used a friends today and i felt like I was going to crush it under my foot, it sounds ok but I have the RP-250 and it sounds great with a nice amp. It also has an expression pedal which I find pretty useful.
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#5
I've got a 250 too, but i like it. it's great for someone that doesn't wanna spend an arm and a leg on single stompboxes, but it does sound pretty digital.
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#6
im pretty sure it was 50 not 250 but im sure they sound the same, just less effects/different effects, yeh?
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#7
The 250 has an actual pedal, whereas the 50 just has buttons
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The 250 has an actual pedal, whereas the 50 just has buttons


do you mean like rp-50 has 2 pedals, one for down an effect and one up such as http://www.drumpower.com.au/store/product.php?productid=219

and the 250 has one pedal off the the side still with 2 selector thingo's?
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#9
I have an RP250 as well as a bunch of other better pedals, but the 250 is still decent for effects. Don't use it for distortion though because it sounds like a cat being brutally beaten with a bat.
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Don't use it for distortion though because it sounds like a cat being brutally beaten with a bat.


sounds a fair bit like my neighbour and her 10 or so crying, whining cats hehe
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#11
The RP50 isn't a bad pedal and is fairly good value for the price. You get a large array of effects and while it can be fairly digital sounding at times you can get a decent tone out of it. Personally, I use it as a recording interface into my computer and it makes recording guitar a breeze.
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The RP50 isn't a bad pedal and is fairly good value for the price. You get a large array of effects and while it can be fairly digital sounding at times you can get a decent tone out of it. Personally, I use it as a recording interface into my computer and it makes recording guitar a breeze.


exactly what I asked thankyou very much, the clarification I needed.

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#13
I have one and to be completely truthful I really don't like it. I bought it when I had only just started playing and it didn't take me long to get over it.

I personally wouldn't recommend the RP-50 but thats just my opinion
#14
I have a RP250 and love it. I've dropped it a couple of times and there's not a mark on it, but there's a little dent in the wooden floor. I really like the distortion, whammy and delay on it. It's dripping with so many differance sounds.
I play it through a Line 6 Spider III 15w (via the CD/MP3 in jack which bypasses the Spiders effects and pre-amp and a Vox AC30 when the wife and kids are out)

Go and do a Google on it and look at the reviews.

But I think the internal processors in the RP50 and RP250 are differant. I haven't played with a RP50 thou. I got the RP250 because of the many presets and of course the Expression pedal.
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#15
The RP50 is ok if you want to mess around with a lot of generally useless effects. The distortion is pretty hidious, the delay is very muddled and confusing but there is a pretty funny yah-yah effect, you'll get about 2 minutes of laughs out of that.

Theres no way to switch between effects mid song without a lot of effort. The only thing I could do is for example: have a distorted sound on preset 2, a clean one on preset 1 and whatever other effect with the distortion on 3 so I could go up or down from 2. But there is a horrible pause when you switch effects which makes it completely useless for playing live and at practice.

Another thing, the buttons started to break on mine after about a month, and I was being gentle with them.. The thing feels like a childs toy..

In case you hadnt guessed already, I wouldnt recommend it. Unless you just want it for messing around in your bedroom, but even then you should save for something that sounds better.
#16
the rp250 is great. If you have a good amp. Otherwise, it cn be a piece of ****
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#17
I have an RP90 in my bedroom, and I just use the Spider as a speaker.
It sounds alright, but the distortion sounds horrible, and I have yet to dial any tone at all, no matter what you do, something always seems off. I've spent days trying to get a good Black Stone Cherry sound, none yet. Okay for a first pedal though, surprisingly easy to use.
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#18
I'm serious, stay the hell away from the digitech multi fx pedals. They are a stupid bitch to program, takes a good 20 minutes for one patch and that's not counting the tweaking you'll be doing to them often.. Save a bit more and get the BOSS ME-50. Digitech are too much of a pain in the ass to set. They sound ok, but not worth the wasted time.. Believe me.
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I'm serious, stay the hell away from the digitech multi fx pedals. They are a stupid bitch to program, takes a good 20 minutes for one patch and that's not counting the tweaking you'll be doing to them often.. Save a bit more and get the BOSS ME-50. Digitech are too much of a pain in the ass to set. They sound ok, but not worth the wasted time.. Believe me.

I would agree with this is the thread weren't so old.

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