Price paid: $ 139
Purchased from: ProAudioStar
Sound — 9
I have run an LP and a Strat through this unit going into a Line 6 Spider IV 75 with Great results! The only thing you have to remember is that this is a modeling pedal just as the Spider is a modeling amp so run the pedal into the cleanest channel of the amp or for that fact into the cleanest channel of Any amp or you'll get a double modeling sound that is not the best sounding. I have to say that the pedal does not add any extra noise or hum or buzz into the signal. The effects built into this unit are very good and some of the presets are very usable, I've yet to try it live at a gig and, really you cannot use any piece of gear live unless you get used to it first, that's just common sense. I have edited some of the presets to my own liking and, renamed them, this is cool and helpful feature to help you recall them because obviously with 70 user presets you've quite a choice, also even though you edit a factory preset to your user bank the factory preset will always be there in the 70 factory presets so you really can't go wrong or loose it.
Overall Impression — 10
I play Classic Rock/Country in a four piece band on weekends and I think that I will be able to incorporate this unit into my setup. I have been a musician for over 40 yrs. And I have owned and played through just about everything out there. I own several other guitars and amps and numerous other effects probably more than I should have but I'm just a music junkie I love em all. I purchased this product from reading some of the reviews that are out there and, just because of owning some other DigiTech units. If this item were stolen or lost which I can say has never happened to any of my gear I would probably get another one. This is very well built unit, solid, looks good, great features, and sounds Great. I can't think of anything I don't like about this pedal. The drum feature in this unit is really cool to play along with, there is just about any kind of beat you could want and, you can speed em up or slow em down just where you want em. Tuner is good and, there's a looper too, really a lot of features for the buck. I tried the RP100 but I'm glad I bought the RP355 instead. I also tried an older model Boss unit but it didn't measure up to my expectations. For the features in this unit and, the sounds and, ease of operation it can't be beat.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I own several DigiTech units and have had no problems with any of them. I haven't had to contact their support so that speaks for itself. I would definitely use it on a gig but only after a good rehearsal with the band to give it a good workout and make sure I had everything where I wanted it. As far as a using it without a backup if it went down during a gig I'm sure I could get by with the effects and sounds that I could get from my amp.
Ease of Use — 9
I just recently recieved this unit and, I am very pleased with it's performance. It is not very diffficult to operate to get some really good sounds. Editing could not be simplier using the Xedit feature that you download from digitech's site. Hook up a USB cable to your PC and the pedal and then to your amp or headphones and, hear the changes immediately, couldn't be simplier. The manual is fairly simple to navigate through just take your time and, don't hurry, you shoudn't hurry anyway just enjoy your pedal. I have not had to upgrade anything yet it performs just fine the way it is.