Price paid: $ 144.4
Purchased from: Custom Music
Sound — 6
I have only used it through a small Fender rumble amp but the effects sound good and loud. I mostly play rock music and getting a good distortion is easy but is hard to alter due to the buttons. But I can get some good Nirvana effects and some good Vintage and metal tones.
Overall Impression — 6
Since I usually play rock music I really need a good distortion and this does provide a few good distortion effects but really nothing special. One major thing I wish I asked was thatif the store stocked and higher models because one of my mates has a higher model and it is leagues ahead of the RP80 and didnt really cost much more. One thing I do like about it is the drum Machine and the inbuilt tuner. If this was stolen I probably wouldnt be to concerned and I would probably buy the a higher model.
Reliability & Durability — 5
After comparing it to higher models of the RP series I probably wouldn't use this for a major show and definetly not without backup. Especially after seeing one of my mates RP80s expression pedal brake only after about 6 months or so.
Ease of Use — 7
This is my first effects unit and so far I have been pretty impressed. The RP80 has 80 effects, an inbuilt guitar tuner, an expression pedal and a drum Machine with over 30 different beats. It also has to large pedal like buttons that make it very easy to change between effects. It did come with a manual and I found it very helpful. But because it only has buttons you cant make an effect precisly the way you want it.