Price paid: $ 60
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
I am using my RP55 for practice and fun. So I use a Yamaha pacifica with it and it sounds great. It is noisy with a good amp and settings, plus you can customize almost anything to make it how you want it to be, you can make it sound like Metallica or maybe more modern stuff, mainly anything. I can say that I have had this for a while, and it is worth playing.
Overall Impression — 8
I play rock, punk, and some slow solos. But all sound great with your own customs. I have been playing for 2-3 years now and have had it for maybe a year, but it hasn't failed yet. I wish I would have asked if there was a USB compatibility, but I can get past that. If it was stolen I would probably go out and get another 55, or another in the RP series.I love the built in tuner, and drum Machine along with all the great customizable effects. Amazing for beginners.
Reliability & Durability — 8
You can depend on it with a power adapter, but you can't really trust anything with batteries. But it has a 15H battery life with 6 batteries. So I would depend on it easy for a gig with no backup, it is very good in sound, and battery life. It is a great one for beginners, but if your pro and on a gig I would probably get somethings else.
Ease of Use — 10
This is my first effects peddle, and in about 20 min of messing with it, I got it down. Its really easy to use mostly because of the 80 effects and simple 2 Digit screen that shows it, 40 are factory and 40 are also factory out of the box, but are customizable. Editing the effects are very simple. The manual is a simple, 23 page, but very descriptive and helpful. I'm not sure, but think the RP55 is an upgraded version of the RP50. Great for beginners.