RP355 review by DigiTech

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Ease of Use: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (107 votes)
DigiTech: RP355

Sound — 8
I use this with a Vox Valvetronix (tube amp) on the clean setting. It took me a while to get the rite sound from the RP355 but when I did it sounded great! Although some of the effects are kinda cheap sounding but if you mess with them enough you can make them sound pretty good. The Wah pedal is a nice feature but its no cry baby! I can very easily get the sound of my favorite songs!

Overall Impression — 9
I have been playing for about 5 years and I'm a freshmen in high school I like Metallica, Green Day, Rush, stuff like that. Lots of reviews say that the sound suck but I don't see a real problem there you get what you pay for! I love all of the feature like the Wah and all the distortions and wide range effects it has every thing I need! I also love the looper and drum machine! I also like how it has a left and right out put for a pa and a aux in and head phone jack. It also has an midi in the back. This is also great for recording! All and all fantastic product for the money! I highly recommend it!

Reliability & Durability — 9
This pedal is pretty dependable 95% of the time. One time I plugged it in and the gain was all the way up and I couldn't figure out what was wrong but it went away after I reset it. Its pretty durable too it has an aluminum body. However the pedals are plastic and kind close together but that is so you can enter stop mode and bypass etc. I have used this at a few gigs and it hasn't failed me yet!

Ease of Use — 10
This is so easy to use and it sounds great! All you need to do to edit a patch (there are 140 of them) is select the effect you want set the parameters and then save it! I love the built in looper! It's great for practicing. The manual it comes with gives you every thing you need. It tells you what all the effects are modeled after and how to use them! I got my unit about 4 months ago and I haven't updated the firmware... Because its great the way its is! I was deciding between the Boss me 70 and this and I am glad I chose this it is great for the $!

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    Hehe, my new opinion is: Screw pedals! Guitar -> amp is the way to go! If that doesn't sound right, then what you need is a new amp.
    If anybody is looking for a distortion out of this thing, use the distortion from the Whammy preset, it pretty good-not flat at all. Just Rome the Whammy effect and assign the expression pedal to Volume (post or pre I'm not sure), and you're set
    And another thing- for those who don't want to take the time to detune their guitars, but want to use different tuning, I found something interesting. Go to the Whammy preset, change it to 'divebomb' and push the pedal down to the desired tuning( D,C#,C.etc). Then save the preset. Whenever you go to this preset, it will be set to the tuning you saved it on. The problem is, though, if you move the pedal, the tuning will go either sharp or flat. To prevent this from happening, go to the epression pedal parameter, and change it to 'Volume'. This will allow you to control the volume of the preset. Now you have different presets set to different turnings- perfect for those who play around with them Hope this helps
    Digitech ruined the hole current RP line with faulty noise gate wich ruins hole units. U cant use external either and they are refusing to fix it. Google: rp1000 noise gate