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DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal   

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Powerful AudioDNA2 processing for bassists!

The DigiTech BP355 bass multi-effects pedal gives bassists more sounds, effects, flexibility, and control whether you're practicing alone, rehearsing, recording, or gigging. Most bass players don't ask for much in the way of effects, but DigiTech has gone to great lengths to ensure that they will find everything they're looking for and more in the new BP355.

Powered by the AudioDNA2 processor, the BP355 features advanced modeling of 20 amps, 17 different cabinets, and more than 70 different effects. Although the durable die-cast metal chassis of the BP355 is made for the stage, it's the perfect tool for virtually every bass player to perfect their playing. The BP355 has an additional input for your MP3 player, 60 different CD-quality drum patterns, and a 20-second looper players can use to jam, practice, or play along with. It also has a built-in tuner and expression pedal and includes the power supply.

Using the USB port on the BP355, bass players can stream audio to their computer and customize their presets. There are 70 pre-programmed factory presets with 70 more user preset spaces available.

FEATURES
  • 140 presets (70 factory, 70 user)
  • 20 amp/13 cabinet models
  • 72 effects
  • 20-second looper
  • 60 high-quality drum patterns
  • Separate 1/4" left and right outputs
  • Amp/mixer switch
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Built-in expression pedal
  • Power supply included

Step into a world of tones that will take your creativity to new heights. Order the BP355 now!

SPECIFICATIONS

BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal

  • A/D Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
    D/A Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
    Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz throughout
    DSP Section: Audio DNA2 DSP Processor
    Preset Memory: 70 User / 70 Factory Presets
    Analog Input Connections
    Guitar input: 1/4" Unbalanced (TS)
    Impedance: 500k Ohms
    Analog Output Connections
    Left/Right Outputs 1/4" Unbalanced (TS):
    Impedance: 500 Ohms per side
    Maximum Output level: +10dBu
    Headphone Outputs 1/8"
    Output Power: 13.6mW per channel @50 Ohms
    Power Supply: Included 9VDC PS200R Power Supply
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DigiTechBP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Performances (6)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

BP355 Bass Multi-Effects

For those wanting to upgrade or side grade to a single unit this product can't be beat for the price and features. A solid metal enclosure and large LED with a properly angled face...Read complete review

For those wanting to upgrade or side grade to a single unit this product can't be beat for the price and features. A solid metal enclosure and large LED with a properly angled face is easy on the eyes for stage use. Adjustable tuning reference and easy access to the tuner is a plus. An option to set the sensitivity of the foot pedal in addition to parameters was also a selling point for me. The factory sound set is quite good and and is a great starting point of the potential tones waiting to be tweaked. I tried several bass guitars [active and passive pickups] thru this box with no tone coloration or weird EQ issues. The effect mix control has a wide range and is precise. The software makes backups quick and easily done. Low end bass guitars will benefit a lot from the preamp section to get a monster tone. The only cons I found are there is no on/off switch and they could have offered a few less distortions and a few more EQ options with a sweepable range. Overall I am very pleased with this product and highly recommend it to all fellow bassists.
everything one could ask for
built like a tank
superb price point

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's What I Expected It To Be, But Not Mch More

I had the old Digitech BP200 series pedal, and that recently, after over a decade a loyal unwavering service, finally died on me. Having a benefit concert coming up in October, and...Read complete review

I had the old Digitech BP200 series pedal, and that recently, after over a decade a loyal unwavering service, finally died on me. Having a benefit concert coming up in October, and missing my signature "sound" that I ran my Peavy Grind-6 through to give me a smokey mournful tone, I purchased the BP355, thinking that it had to be as good, if not better, than the BP200. I have mixed emotions on it.
While it certainly is more versatile as far as the complex outputs go (a pair of stereo line-outs for your amp, a pair of stereo mic out to the mixer, and a USB for the 'puter), and the distortion stomp box option is good for when you might want to give your tone a little "bite" (or not) to me was a pleasant add.
I was disappointed in the library of sounds. On the BP200, you had 80 channels (40 you could edit, 40 non-editable presets). This pedal you had 75, and a lot of them sounded a lot alike sans a setting or two. On the BP200, you had a more vast array of presets (both editable and non-editable) that took advantage of the different effects and settings.
On the BP200, you could contour the EQ using by tweaking the Lo's, Mid's, and Hi's to cater to your particular sound. On the BR355, it seems you have 4 predetermined settings, and I haven't figured out if they're editable or not, but I'm not jumping up and down for joy over them.
The expression/wah can be tricky. If you're not careful and are trying to give yourself some dynamics, be careful or your sudden quieting could turn into a sudden wah-wah nightmare. It was so much better on the BP200 when you had to engage the wah setting when editing to make the expression pedal the wah pedal.

Bottom line, if you've used Digitech's BP series modeling pedals in the past, you'll probably like this one. I'm just not really impressed with the 'upgrades' from the older series I had.

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5.0

I Love it! A bit complicated and needs an on/off button!

By Jarcobuild

from Sioux City,IA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

      I love picking up the bass every day and seeing what it will do!

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      4.0

      Decent Multi-Effect for Decent Price and Sound

      By Bada Bing Baby

      from Wyoming

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

      First the Negative, the pedal is a pain to figure out at first. The 140 presets are actually defined between two 70 Factory sets, and another set of factory sets that are editable. Labeled E and F that shows on the display as you switch between. This is first gripe as the Factory settings are indeed editable, but do not save after the change. So at first going and fine tuning a nice tone I like only to find I lost it right after I switched do a different effect was very frustrating.

      The Pedal is also in my opinion to small. the switch buttons for presets are very close together on if you have boots or even average size feet, you can either engage the bypass mode, or even worse go into stomp mode and completely ruin whatever you where trying to do.

      Now the good stuff.

      For the multi-effect part of the pedal you do get a tone of options, and I mean a Ton. FX, Distortion EQ Noise Gate, Compression Wah's, Delay Amp Modeling and what are almost overwhelming, the sound you can get is very very open.

      The Drum Machine is also pretty decent, has a several different beats in different sigs, as well as the metronome which has all the common time sigs, though fortunately you can not set your own custom Time Sig.

      The looper is also a nice thing to play with that is probably one of the nicer things on the pedal once you figure it out.

      Over all it's well worth the price tag. Just try not to wear boots if your playing at a gig.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      It's What I Expected It To Be, But Not Mch More

      By Six String Aaron

      from Jackson, Michigan

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Limited Selection Of Effects

      Best Uses

        Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

        I had the old Digitech BP200 series pedal, and that recently, after over a decade a loyal unwavering service, finally died on me. Having a benefit concert coming up in October, and missing my signature "sound" that I ran my Peavy Grind-6 through to give me a smokey mournful tone, I purchased the BP355, thinking that it had to be as good, if not better, than the BP200. I have mixed emotions on it.
        While it certainly is more versatile as far as the complex outputs go (a pair of stereo line-outs for your amp, a pair of stereo mic out to the mixer, and a USB for the 'puter), and the distortion stomp box option is good for when you might want to give your tone a little "bite" (or not) to me was a pleasant add.
        I was disappointed in the library of sounds. On the BP200, you had 80 channels (40 you could edit, 40 non-editable presets). This pedal you had 75, and a lot of them sounded a lot alike sans a setting or two. On the BP200, you had a more vast array of presets (both editable and non-editable) that took advantage of the different effects and settings.
        On the BP200, you could contour the EQ using by tweaking the Lo's, Mid's, and Hi's to cater to your particular sound. On the BR355, it seems you have 4 predetermined settings, and I haven't figured out if they're editable or not, but I'm not jumping up and down for joy over them.
        The expression/wah can be tricky. If you're not careful and are trying to give yourself some dynamics, be careful or your sudden quieting could turn into a sudden wah-wah nightmare. It was so much better on the BP200 when you had to engage the wah setting when editing to make the expression pedal the wah pedal.

        Bottom line, if you've used Digitech's BP series modeling pedals in the past, you'll probably like this one. I'm just not really impressed with the 'upgrades' from the older series I had.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        sounds good

        By pastor larry

        from decatur il

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        Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

        Much better sound then the Zoom I have been using. I play in a church worship team with no amps allowed on stage. The headphone seemed a little weak when the DI line out is used ( I like to hear myself louder then others do). I turned up the volume on processer and it helped. I am 67 and not tech savy, the manual seemed confusing on first reading away from processer, but put them together it was pretty easy to figure out. Great for silent practice.
        Chord on transformer looks heavy enough to hold up and not have the insulation split like my Zoom did. Well built case. Big pedals are nice.

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        4.0

        Lots of good, nothing great

        By DC

        from Jersey Shore, NJ

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

        Not as good as the real thing. This pedal is fun and has amazing array of fx and tools. The sound is "digital" and noticeable on reverb and the amp modeling. The pedals are close together so if you have big feet it takes a little finesse to click em on the fly. Well made and really fun pedal! I find my bass sounds better on bypass than through the pedal. Love the effects and looper.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good pedal- needs better manual

        By Debzdoodle

        from Wake Forest, NC

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Strong Build
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor instructions

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

        Well built item that has some very good sounds. All in one digital pedals never sound quite as good as analogue pedals but this one is very good for the money. The manual is not easy to understand. I spent a few hours getting very frustrated because I couldn't get out of an edit program till I realized which buttons I needed to press to get out of it. I couldn't find it in the manual and had to try every configuration to escape. Things like that cause me to dislike equipment and stop using it but I have continued to try things and now I have a good handle on how to get it to do what I want. The effects are very good and so are the amps. The cable could be longer but no biggie. Headphone output is a bit low regardless of which phones I use but this is something I can deal with. Overall excellent value for money and this will come in very handy for different projects.

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        5.0

        customer comments

        By bassman

        from pasadena texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

        • Came With Un-usable Recor

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

        this is an excellent unit, offering what I had hoped for, and more!
        downside was that it came with recording software that was unusable. when I called to try to correct situation all I got was "the run around".
        I no longer shop with musicians friend because of this lack of customer service.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great unit!

        By Werewolf

        from Palm Bay FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

          I originally got this unit for playing bass in a band. When I went to another band playing rythem guitar, I used the 65 Twin setting through a Peavy KB3, and it sounds quite well! If you get this, definitely download the editing software ;)

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          BP 355

          By Bass in the Face

          from Boynton Beach FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Can~'~~t Link Effects

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

          I have had this unit for about 1 month now it has some usefull effects and is very clean and quiet.It is definitely worth the money.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Worth the price for bass players

          By huck on bass

          from Chicago

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Comprehensive For Bass
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Lots Of Stuff In One Plac
          • Manual Mostly Good
          • Modeling Different Sounds
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Kind Of Confusing To Use
          • Manual Could Be Better
          • Need Better Numbering
          • Options Lead Tocomplexity

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about DigiTech BP355 Bass Multi-Effects Pedal:

          The good and bad are related - you get so many functions but that makes it complicated to use and the manual is good but could be better. The factory setting ##'s appear the same as the user-setting numbers so can be confusing. Overall a great package of effects including a limited drum machine and short looper, definitely worth the $$$ especially considering there isn't much out there for bass players (note that there are MANY guitar effects on this device, too).

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