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  • AudioDNA 2 processor
  • 27 effects
  • 11 amps
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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
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (5)
    • Performances (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7)

    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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    3.0

    Difficulty understanding ops manual

    By Jimmyboy

    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.

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    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.

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    (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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lucky me! Small pkgs Rock!

      By stonewall2

      from Fresno, ca.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • I'll Be Using This Box
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • What Me Worry

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • I Enjoy Options Haha

      Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi Effects Processor:

      Playing old bass lines on a new effects-based level, is alot of fun! If you can make 'em guess, or not recognize it, while playing it correctly, you made a little magic! I love music, besides, we enjoy "playing" to music when we aren't playing music, so why not a little surprise?!! ha,ha! Good clean fun with a little kicker in the mix! YAY!

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      4.0

      Whole lot of tone for the money!

      By Brothergrim29

      from Norfolk, Virginia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi Effects Processor:

        I really like the headphone amp. I have forty years experience and have owned a lot of pedals, and this is a really good one especially for the price.

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        5.0

        awesome buy!!!

        By Musiconato

        from New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32169

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi Effects Processor:

          I think over all for the price and for what i was trying to come up with, you really dont need to spend more on a bigger pedal unless you are professional and you need the range. But over all the pedal was succesful for me.

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          4.0

          Great BassToy

          By Stonecold6mil

          from Brooklyn NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about DigiTech BP90 Bass Modeling Multi Effects Processor:

            Good price and good sounds...

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for practice.

            By Chris W

            from Valencia CA

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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.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 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!

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            (23 of 23 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.

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