RP250 review by DigiTech

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.8 (148 votes)
DigiTech: RP250
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Purchased from: www.Gear4music.com

Sound — 10
I use an Epiphone Gothic SG (I'm not a goth, it just looks cool) and a 65 watt Laney (I can't remember the actual name) and with tha it sounds brilliant. It has a noise reducer setting so even with the heaviest distortion from the different distortion pedals you can choose there is no feedback at all. This pedal is brilliant for getting sounds of artists as there are presets for AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, the sound on 'Enter Sandman' and 'Woman' and probably more that I've forgot, even if there isn't a preset for your chosen artist then it's pretty simple to make one with plenty of choices of amps, distortion pedals and even a choice between humbuckers or single-coil Pick-ups. There is a different choices of effects including flange, chorus, phaser, envelope filter, reverb etc so it is hundreds of pounds/whatever currency you use saved.

Overall Impression — 9
I play classic rock/blues and it fits it perfectly as it would any genre including Death Metal, Indie, jazz and more as it has many different sounds. I have been playing since the start of 2006 and I bought this 7 months ago and it has been in my setup ever since. If it was stolen/lost I would definately save up and buy it again or even buy the more expensive model which has more features. The only thing I wish it had was more drum Machine options as the ones now have a lacking in cymbals and also a recording option would improve my already great liking for this piece of equipment. Overall a brilliant piece of my setup which has more things than I actually need which is a good thing.

Reliability & Durability — 9
This pedal is very reliable as nothing has gone wrong yet and probably never will, even though I've never gigged (I'm 13 so yeah) but if I did I would solely rely on this as my main equipment as it is built with a hard metal case which according to the review in Total Guitar (I didn't copy by the way, you can check) is 'Boot Proof' as it will withstand a lot as many a time I've dropped it and atill it remains undamaged.

Ease of Use — 9
The DigiTech RP250 looks pretty confusing when you first look at it, but 10 minutes and a quick look in the manual and you know all you need to know. Editing patches is made extremely easy as there is a double for each of the 60 presets so you can edit them and still have the original preset left if you decide to use it. The manual just basically tells you all you need to know which is useful but personally I worked it out mostly myself. But overall it is relatively easy to use as everything is in 1 place and it's easy to remember, also a bonus is to active the wah, you just have to press down on the pedal like an actual wah pedal.

13 comments sorted by best / new / date

    stevevaifan
    but you really can't make really hevy distortions with this pedal. maybe you can but i can't if you can write how and post it.
    teknotard
    but you really can't make really hevy distortions with this pedal. maybe you can but i can't if you can write how and post it.
    Its really easy!!!! THere are some good amp models and there are then there is the metal zone and the death metal pedal... just find a combination of amp/dist pedal
    TheDisturbed78
    teknotard wrote: but you really can't make really hevy distortions with this pedal. maybe you can but i can't if you can write how and post it. Its really easy!!!! THere are some good amp models and there are then there is the metal zone and the death metal pedal... just find a combination of amp/dist pedal
    you can also add different amp models along with those distortion models so u can make it heavier
    Distortion360
    This pedal is great for me. I can get all kinds of sounds out of it. Rock, Metal, Blues, Country, and more. One major thing to do when you have this pedal, is to take care of it. It'll last for a long long time.
    cowboyt
    i just want to say that i've experienced alot of fx pedals i have one of the orginal digi and recently new and i strongly recomend to spend the cash and get a bigger pedal trust me, i've played one very similar, must of been a little older and man i've had alot of problems with it, the pedal quit working completely and in result of that i lost most of presets, i got rid of that thing quick. i now have a GNX 1, and for 250.00 thats a big a** bang for every dam buck. so i recomend that spend that extra dollar and please yourself. i swear you'll thank me
    Spiritweaver
    cowboyt wrote: i just want to say that i've experienced alot of fx pedals i have one of the orginal digi and recently new and i strongly recomend to spend the cash and get a bigger pedal trust me, i've played one very similar, must of been a little older and man i've had alot of problems with it, the pedal quit working completely and in result of that i lost most of presets, i got rid of that thing quick. i now have a GNX 1, and for 250.00 thats a big a** bang for every dam buck. so i recomend that spend that extra dollar and please yourself. i swear you'll thank me
    I've had mine for six months, and it just quit on me today, I'm so pissed. It simply won't turn on. And my expression pedal quit about 3 months ago. It's poorly made, and I agree, go with the GNX 1, my buddy has it and it's awesome.
    cowboyt
    when my pedal went out i took the back off, pluged it up and took a screwdriver and ran it all over the circuit board and that fix the pedal. but i don't recommend that, it might not work EVER AGAIN. but i was on my way to get a new one anyways
    Rob007
    I've had my rp250 about 4 months now and realy enjoy it. I use mainly a prs custom 24 and a marshall stack for practise and the rp250 sounds ok with this set up. I have had to tweak presets because they sounded a bit flat but this is easy to do. I have'nt used it live because I use a gnx 4 through a complex pa system but would use it if I needed to. I have reccomended the rp250 to a pupil and for the money it is a great entry level bit of kit. Ive given it some stick and its not broken yet!!!. The direct x option is good and it was easy to download the drivers etc, this is worth while as you get more options for tweaking. I rate it 7/10
    metalchristian
    Im looking at buying one of these cuz I need a pedal, and I think i will, Im going to GC on monday to get it during the memorial day sale.