Purchased from: Griffith's Guitar Works
Sound — 9
I have been running an Austin AU962AB Electric guitar through this pedal into a Crate BT1000 Bass Amp. It has so far worked for every application that I need it for. One of the downsides is that some of the distortions give a lot of feedback, even when your hand is on the strings. Most of the effects work well, except the wah setting. This is the weakest effect in this pedal, and the expression pedal on this board is a little small, thus hindering people, such as me, Who have larger feet. For the most part it is possible to get the tones of your favorite artists and songs, such as Slash's sound in Sweet Child 'O Mine and other songs like Enter Sandman.
Overall Impression — 10
This pedal is useful for pretty much every kind of music, be it from metal to blues. I have been playing for just over 4 years, and this has been the only effects pedal I have ever needed. I love the ease of use of this pedal. If something happened to it I would most likely purchase another, even just to fool around with. I think that the DigiTech RP80 is one of the best pedals available for people on lower budgets, like myself.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Though this pedal is made out of mainly plastic, it is very sturdy. It can withstand the changing of effects to a large degree of force, though I wouldn't recommend dropping a hammer on it. Or jumping on it. I can depend on this pedal, and I feel perfectly fine going to a gig without a backup for this pedal.
Ease of Use — 10
First of all, the RP80 is a great multi-effects guitar pedal for beginners and those Who want something to mess around with. Most of the 40 presets are fun to play with, especially when you want to mix a song up. Then you have the 40 user settings. Find a preset that you like but is missing something? It is as easy as hitting the edit button to make it the way you like it. The effects are very easy to work with, though it can take a while to get the sound that you want. You can also move your patches so that you just need to hit one of the change buttoms to move to your next favorite setting. The manual for the RP80 was very helpful, as it describes what each effect does and is for.