BP50 review by DigiTech

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 5.9 (18 votes)
DigiTech: BP50
3

Price paid: $ 50

Purchased from: Musician's Friend

Sound — 8
Generally use distortion with a long delay, distortion, clean, and something with quite a bit of low-end. Like the previous reviewer, to get the pedal into bypass can be somewhat difficult, so it wouldn't be wise to use it at gigs, unless you're prepared to concentrate on foot-placement and not the music you're playing. It does eat through batteries if you have lost the DC adapter, so don't lose it.

Overall Impression — 7
Quite good for all types of music, especially industrial where a modelling processor is basically required. All around it's a good tool to have during a recording session, but not on stage. For the price, you may as well buy the next step up.

Reliability & Durability — 8
Very durable, I've dropped it on numerous occasions and it does stand the test thanks to the metal casing. I can see that the foot pedals will wear out quickly, but then again, they may rarely be used. Very reliable with the exception of the sensitivity of both of the pedals needing to be pressed at precisely the exact moment.

Ease of Use — 8
Very easy to use. The EQ settings are nice to have, even though they really aren't needed. Editing the effects is extremely easy, basically a touch and click. Selection for the bass amps is decent if not good. A good choice of effects come with the BP50.

4 comments sorted by best / new / date

    sexybeast101
    ive used this pedal before because my friend has it, and i personally think that it sucks.out of the 40 different effects, almost all of them sound like crap.i have a line 6 amp, and the distortion on my amp is WAY better and heavier than any of the distortion settings on the pedal.also, if you want to change settings in the middle of the song, then you have to manually go through every setting to get to it. setting 1 is clean and setting 29 is the heaviest distortion channel on the pedal.if you want to change from clean to distortion in the middle of the song without stopping playing, then you have to go through 27 effects, and by that time, youre probably behind in the song.simply put, dont buy this pedal because it sucks..
    johnny92
    I'm a new bassist and my birthday is coming up and i want a pedal 4 it. My price range is about 60. Should i buy this one?
    bassboy 999
    This model is good for noobs, cause it covers many sounds and effects, but doesn't specialise in any of them. The only complainable feature of this particular model is the reliability.
    linus.d
    ive used this pedal before because my friend has it, and i personally think that it sucks.out of the 40 different effects, almost all of them sound like crap.i have a line 6 amp, and the distortion on my amp is WAY better and heavier than any of the distortion settings on the pedal.also, if you want to change settings in the middle of the song, then you have to manually go through every setting to get to it. setting 1 is clean and setting 29 is the heaviest distortion channel on the pedal.if you want to change from clean to distortion in the middle of the song without stopping playing, then you have to go through 27 effects, and by that time, youre probably behind in the song.simply put, dont buy this pedal because it sucks..
    you can move the settings to the place you want, easy to move preset 29 to 2