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DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor 

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Powerful modeling of bass amps, cabinets and effects.

The DigiTech BPP90 Bass Multi Effects Processor is powered by the AudioDNA 2 processor and gives players their favorite vintage, modern, and boutique models of stompboxes, amplifiers, cabinets, modulation effects, delays, reverbs and even special effects such as the legendary Whammy.

Providing an arsenal of models to choose from, the BP90 features DigiTech's exclusive tone and effect libraries that enable easy programming. Completing the processor, there are a host of aggressive sounding presets that appeal to modern players of all skill levels.

Offering 27 effects, 11 amps, five cabinets, and five stompboxes, the BP90 takes bass tone to new levels. The BP90 also features 100 preset locations, 40 high-quality drum patterns to practice with, built-in chromatic tuner, and headphone jack for silent practicing. The expression pedal gives real time control over wah, volume, and DigiTech Whammy effects.

FEATURES
  • AudioDNA 2 processor
  • 27 effects
  • 11 amps
  • Five cabinets
  • Five stompboxes
  • 100 preset locations
  • 40 high-quality drum patterns
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Headphone jack for silent practice

Put a powerhouse of tone at your feet. Order the BP90 today!

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DigiTechBP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really Good Pedal

As I mentioned, my primary use of this unit is to get extended range. I've set up one patch in the Whammy function to drop what I'm playing on the bass one full...Read complete review

As I mentioned, my primary use of this unit is to get extended range. I've set up one patch in the Whammy function to drop what I'm playing on the bass one full octave, another to drop it a semi-tone (one fret), and another to drop it a full tone. I may make a patch to drop everything down a fifth to give me BEAD tuning, but we'll see. I can toggle back and forth between the dropped tuning and normal using the expression peddle. This works for me really well. The sound coming out of the amp is very close to a "clean" unprocessed sound, which is what I want using it in this manner.

I also have one patch that is strictly volume control, so I can use it as a volume pedal.

The compressor function works well enough, although it is a little on the noisy side. This was no surprise, as most compressors are, with exception of the higher-end units. I'm not in a studio setting, so this isn't a big deal, as the noise from the effect is not overwhelming. On my compressed patches, I bump the noise gate up to "one", which takes care of the hiss when I'm not playing. When playing, I don't notice it at all.

I know will be using the reverb, chorus and flanger from time to time also for added fullness in some tunes where appropriate. Also, the modeling amps and cabinets may come in handy. Once you get the hang of it, the unit is easy to program. It gives you 50 slots to stick your own custom patches in addition to the 50 that it comes with that can't be modified.

In addition to the several modeled amp heads and cabinets, this unit comes with:

Wah
compressor
noise gate
equalizer
chorus
flanger
phaser
tremolo
panner
vibrato
Octavider
envelope filter
"ya ya" and auto-ya
step filter
"synth talk"
detune
pitch shift
Whammy
delay
reverb

Oh, and it's also got 40 drum rhythms.

I would encourage anyone considering purchase to go over to DigiTech's website and download the PDF owner's manual to get all the juicy details.
Besides all the effects listed, it comes with included power supply. It has a single instrument input, left and right outputs to an amp (or other high-Z device) and a 1/8" headphone / earphone jack.

I purchased the BP90 because for Easter this year our church group is working up a tune that has a synth bass requiring me to get deeper tones and go a lower than my 4-string's normal range would practically allow, even with drop tuning. I have short fingers and have been playing skinny 4-string Jazz necks long enough that I really just did not want to buy a 5-string and learn to play a surf board. I had played through a an RP355 guitar processor that has the Whammy effect, and determined that it would provide just about what I was looking for. I'm a bass "purist", playing only through an amp for 30+ years, but I had kinda been wanting a compressor anyway for use in slapping, so I pulled the trigger on the BP90. The cost of the DigiTech Whammy unit and a decent compressor separately would be well over twice the money that I spent on this unit, and I figured I may be able to use some of the other effects occasionally.
I was a little apprehensive about the plastic housing as opposed to the metal that comes with the BP355, but this unit is still very well made and the plastic seems be the of sufficient strength that with reasonable care, the unit should last well. I think if I were on the road as a gigging bassist though, I would opt for the BP355 if only for the heavier construction that unit provides. My daughter has an RP355, which has the same housing as the BP355. That unit is very heavy and would provide an extra measure of durability.
A lot of bang for the buck. More effects than I'll ever need or use. It gets a good sound, the effects are very high quality.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Difficulty understanding ops manual

the manual is poorly written. I cannot figure out how to get codes for different amp sounds, possibly pedal is actually broken. Cannot register product online.

the manual is poorly written. I cannot figure out how to get codes for different amp sounds, possibly pedal is actually broken. Cannot register product online.

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(30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really Good Pedal

By Rudy Morrison

from San Antonio

Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

As I mentioned, my primary use of this unit is to get extended range. I've set up one patch in the Whammy function to drop what I'm playing on the bass one full octave, another to drop it a semi-tone (one fret), and another to drop it a full tone. I may make a patch to drop everything down a fifth to give me BEAD tuning, but we'll see. I can toggle back and forth between the dropped tuning and normal using the expression peddle. This works for me really well. The sound coming out of the amp is very close to a "clean" unprocessed sound, which is what I want using it in this manner.

I also have one patch that is strictly volume control, so I can use it as a volume pedal.

The compressor function works well enough, although it is a little on the noisy side. This was no surprise, as most compressors are, with exception of the higher-end units. I'm not in a studio setting, so this isn't a big deal, as the noise from the effect is not overwhelming. On my compressed patches, I bump the noise gate up to "one", which takes care of the hiss when I'm not playing. When playing, I don't notice it at all.

I know will be using the reverb, chorus and flanger from time to time also for added fullness in some tunes where appropriate. Also, the modeling amps and cabinets may come in handy. Once you get the hang of it, the unit is easy to program. It gives you 50 slots to stick your own custom patches in addition to the 50 that it comes with that can't be modified.

In addition to the several modeled amp heads and cabinets, this unit comes with:

Wah
compressor
noise gate
equalizer
chorus
flanger
phaser
tremolo
panner
vibrato
Octavider
envelope filter
"ya ya" and auto-ya
step filter
"synth talk"
detune
pitch shift
Whammy
delay
reverb

Oh, and it's also got 40 drum rhythms.

I would encourage anyone considering purchase to go over to DigiTech's website and download the PDF owner's manual to get all the juicy details.
Besides all the effects listed, it comes with included power supply. It has a single instrument input, left and right outputs to an amp (or other high-Z device) and a 1/8" headphone / earphone jack.

I purchased the BP90 because for Easter this year our church group is working up a tune that has a synth bass requiring me to get deeper tones and go a lower than my 4-string's normal range would practically allow, even with drop tuning. I have short fingers and have been playing skinny 4-string Jazz necks long enough that I really just did not want to buy a 5-string and learn to play a surf board. I had played through a an RP355 guitar processor that has the Whammy effect, and determined that it would provide just about what I was looking for. I'm a bass "purist", playing only through an amp for 30+ years, but I had kinda been wanting a compressor anyway for use in slapping, so I pulled the trigger on the BP90. The cost of the DigiTech Whammy unit and a decent compressor separately would be well over twice the money that I spent on this unit, and I figured I may be able to use some of the other effects occasionally.
I was a little apprehensive about the plastic housing as opposed to the metal that comes with the BP355, but this unit is still very well made and the plastic seems be the of sufficient strength that with reasonable care, the unit should last well. I think if I were on the road as a gigging bassist though, I would opt for the BP355 if only for the heavier construction that unit provides. My daughter has an RP355, which has the same housing as the BP355. That unit is very heavy and would provide an extra measure of durability.
A lot of bang for the buck. More effects than I'll ever need or use. It gets a good sound, the effects are very high quality.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for passive basses.

By trabenbassist

from Rutherfordton, NC

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Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

I got this for christmas and i couldnt wait to try it out. I first tried it out on my active Dean Edge 05-5 string bass and whenever i played the E and B strings on the bypass feature i got alot of distortion. I made out all the notes but it was distorted. I then tried it on my passive Traben TB4 and i didnt get any distortion. I was running all this thru my Crate BX160. Overall, this is a great multi-effects pedal.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Happy Customer!

By Mark Carlos

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

I'm a happy customer!
so many variable effects to customize to my heart's content. Haven't even opened the user's guide - pretty darn simple to figure out!
Quality improvements over standard bass amp/speaker settings offer.
Not sure if I could be happier with a cheaper unit than what this box provides.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Unit

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

I'm not really an effects lover when it comes to bass but for the price this peddle does the trick. Good chorus,reverb,and delay which was what i was looking for. I used it in a jam session and it passed my sound test with no problem. I'm sure there are better effect modules out there but not for $99. It also comes with a power adapter which was nice. There is a bit of a learning curve with this unit but once you get the hang of it you can dial in some nice usable tones. The drum machine is nice for practicing but nothing special. A really good buy for the money.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great as always

By Ric N Backer

from NY

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

    love this box. I have one other digitech product, a bass synth wah. their products are always on the cutting egde.I bought this one for the drum tracks and all the other effects are just icing on the cake

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Difficulty understanding ops manual

    By BANG

    from Buffalo, NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Amp Modeling Difficult
    • Difficult To Use
    • Manual Poorly Written
    • Modeling Impossible

    Best Uses

    • Effects Only

    Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

    the manual is poorly written. I cannot figure out how to get codes for different amp sounds, possibly pedal is actually broken. Cannot register product online.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good for Recording

    By fAITHkILLER

    from Indiana

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Not For Live Shows

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Headphone Practice
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

    I bought it for what it does and it does it well. I play a Warlock (blood spatter Revenge series) Bass through this pedal and into a small Mackie board(402) and then into my computer(cooleditpro 2.1), this line up works well. Presets #14, 44, 64 and 94 all come out really well for a straight forward bass sound during recording. I'm still exploring this pedal, but so for I have no complaints. Sounds good- matches up well with the Rivera Metal Shaman if you plan to record. I wouldn't use it live, it probably wouldn't survive the rough nature of gigging out alot. Overall great pedal if you use it correctly.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect for practice.

    By chris

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Drum Patterns
    • Tuner

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Practice

    Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

    The drum patterns and tuner is all i use on the unit. The effects are cool but they can get over-whelming. Great for practicing.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Glad I bought it!

    By Doublejohn

    from Kennesaw Georgia

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    Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

    I neede a tuner. I shopped around. I found this effect! I found my sound! (this rhymes!)
    This device has multiple models of amps, cabs, effects etc.
    Hard Plastic and durable. Built in tuner!
    Exceptional value. Definately biggest bang for the buck!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A live-looper's best friend.

    By Blue

    from Various

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Flexible Expression Pedal
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No True Bypass

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Livelooping
    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi-Effects Processor:

    The BP90 is an affordable and versatile little multi-effects pedal that allows you an astonishing range of control over what tone comes out of your bass. With 10 separate variables to manipulate at any given time, you can very easily make your bass sound like an entirely different instrument- quite likely one the world has not yet heard.

    Exactly what kind of mileage you can expect to get from it is going to vary heavily with your intention. If you're the type of musician who's often looking for new and unique sounds to experiment with, or simply new to the world of bass effects and in need of a hearty sampler of what your instrument is capable of, this handy tool is all but guaranteed to inspire, with 50 unique presets (ranging from the utilitarian to the absolutely cartoonish), and a handy two-button system for mixing and matching tones and effects from the preset library (resulting in a few hundred spontaneously-generated tones just to get you started). Throw in the ability to fine-tune any of these sounds to your exact specifications and you've got yourself a comprehensive world tour of bass effects.

    This is excellent for musicians who want to know what sort of sounds they can create before springing for a higher quality pedal to finish the job, or who simply prefer to travel light. Where this pedal really shines, however, is in tandem with any looper. Being able to command so many unique tones all at once gives you an entire band at your fingertips, making live-looping performances with the BP90 an absolute spectacle.

    At its price, this pedal wears its digital nature on its sleeve, so some degradation of sound quality is inevitable. The "bypass" setting is practically a joke, so musicians who have worked hard to establish the perfect analogue tone likely need not apply. A separate bypass pedal may be necessary for those who wish to drift from a clean tone to one of the BP90's effects.

    Still, creative bassists and performing live-loopers will love this one.

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