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DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching

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DigiTech's Integrated Effects Switching System takes multi-effects to a whole new level.

The DigiTech RP1000 guitar pedal is loaded with over 160 effects and 200 presets giving you a splendid range of tones. With an integrated effects switching system, no longer will you have to do the pedal tap dance-just select your preset and your tone is engaged, just the way you like it. This DigiTech pedal comes with a built-in phrase looper with 20 seconds of record time. You can also route external effects pedals through it using the stompbox loop.

Your Amp
The Digitech RP1000 comes with an Amp/Cabinet bypass switch that allows you to turn off the RP1000's internal amplifiers and cabinets so your amp's tone stands alone.

Simplicity of a Guitar Pedal
Popular on the Digitech RP500, the RP1000 multi-effects pedal also features the pedal board Mode that turns footswitches 6 through 10 into stompbox-style effect on/off controls.

100 different pedal boards
When the Amp/Cabinet Bypass is used in conjunction with the pedal board mode, the RP1000 turns into 100 different pedal boards. You get instant access to both preset changes and stompbox on/off control-truly the best of both worlds.

The DigiTech RP1000 pedal is built like a tank from a cast-metal chassis to the 14 vacuum-style switches. A large 10 character LED display makes for easy stage use topped by a built-in expression pedal to control wahs, volume, whammy, and other parameters.

Your sound is king; the control of your sound is imperative. The RP1000 pedal gives you added control to express yourself the way you want-no longer will the lack of control stand in the way of your expression.

Choose from the extensive list of guitar effects including:

Guitar Pedals:
Compressor / Sustainers based on:
Boss CS-2Compressor / Sustainer
DigiTech Main Squeeze Compressor
MXR Dynacomp
Wah / Volume based on:
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
DigiTech Full Range Wah
Vox Clyde McCoy Wah
Volume Pedal
Distortions and Overdrives based on:
SCREAMER (Ibanez TS-9)
TS 808 (Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer)
SPARKDRIVE (Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive)
OD OVERDRIVE (Guyatone Overdrive OD-2)
DOD 250 (DOD 250 Overdrive/Preamp)
RODENT (Pro Co RAT)
MX DISTORTION (MXR Distortion +)
DS (Boss DS-1 Distortion)
GRUNGE (DigiTech Grunge)
ZONE (Boss MT-2 Metal Zone)
DigiTech Death Metal
GONKULATOR (DOD Gonkulator Ring Modulator)
8TAVIA (Roger Mayer Octavia)
FUZZLATOR (Demeter Fuzzulator)
CLASSIC FUZZ (DOD Classic Fuzz)
FUZZY FACE (Arbiter Fuzz Face)
BIG PI (Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi)
DigiTech Redline Overdrive

Amplifiers and Acoustics:

57 CHAMP ('57 Fender Tweed Champ)
57 DELUXE ('57 Fender Tweed Deluxe)
59 BASSMAN ('59 Fender Tweed Bassman)
62 BROWN BASSMAN ('62 Fender Brownface Bassman)
65 TWIN REVERB ('65 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb)
65 REVERB ('65 Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb)
65 JTM-45 ('65 Marshall JTM-45)
68 SUPER LEAD PLEXI ('68 Marshall 100 Watt Super Lead (plexi)
68 JUMP PANEL ('68 Marshall Jump Panel)
77 MASTER VOLUME ('77 Marshall Master Volume)
83 JCM800 ('83 Marshall JCM800)
93 JCM900 ('93 Marshall JCM900)
01 JCM2000 ('01 Marshall JCM2000 (Solo Channel)
62 AC15 ('62 Vox AC15)
63 AC30 TOP BOOST ('63 Vox AC30 Top Boost)
69 HIGH WATTAGE ('69 Hiwatt Custom 100 DR103)
81 MARK IIC ('81 Mesa Boogie Mark II C)
01 DUAL RECTIFIED ('01 Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier)
99 LEGACY VL-100 (Carvin Legacy VL-100)
96 MATCH HC-30 ('96 MatchlessTM HC30)
88 SLO-100 ('88 Soldano SLO-100)
Gibson GA-40
Peavey 5150 II
Roland JC-120
Sunn 100S
Randall HT-100
DigiTech Solo
DigiTech Metal
DigiTech Bright Clean
DigiTech Chunk
DigiTech 2101 Clean Tube
DigiTech Crunch
DigiTech Blues
DigiTech Fuzz
DigiTech Spank
DigiTech High Gain
DigiTech MONSTER - Maxed-out gain
DigiTech "TWEEDFACE"-Tweed preamp w/Blackface poweramp
DigiTech "65 Blackface Bassman"-'65 Blackface preamp w/ Bassman poweramp
DigiTech STONERROCK-Thick, sludgy distorted amp tone
DigiTech DARKMETAL-Responsive, tight metal tone
DigiTech TRANSISTOR-Solid state transistor amp sound
DigiTech BROWNSOUND-Hot rodded 80's stack tone
DigiTech MOSH-Chunky metal tone with just the right amount of sizzle
2101 CLEAN TUBE DigiTech GSP2101TM Artist Clean Tube
2101 SATURATED TUBE DigiTech GSP2101 Artist Saturated Tube
DIRECT No amp model
DREADAUGHT ACOUSTIC
JUMBO ACOUSTIC

Cabinets:
CHAMP 1X8 (1x8 '57 Fender Tweed Champ)
DELUXE 1X12 (1x12 '57 Fender Tweed Deluxe)
DELUXE REVERB 1X12 (1x12 '65 Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb)
BRITISH 1X12 (1x12 '62 Vox AC15 w/20W Vox Speaker)
BLONDE 2X12 (2x12 '57 Fender Blonde Bassman)
TWIN 2X12 (2x12 '65 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb)
BRITISH 2X12 (2x12 '63 Vox AC0 Top Boost w/ Jensen Blue Backs)
BASSMAN 4X10 (4x10 '59 Fender Tweed Bassman )
BRITISH 4X12 (4x12 Marshall 1969 Straight w/ Celestion G12-T70)
GREENBACK 4X12 (4x12 Marshall 1969 Slant w/ Celestion 25W Green backs)
FANE 4X12 (4x12 Hiwatt Custom w/ Fane Speakers)
BOUTIQUE 4X12 (4x12 '96 VHT Slant w/ Celestion Vintage 30's)
VINTAGE 4X12 (4x12 Johnson Straight w/ Celestion Vintage 30's)
4X12 4x12 DigiTech Solo
2X12 2x12 DigiTech Bright
4X12 4x12 DigiTech Metal
4X12 4x12 DigiTech Rock
4X12 4x12 DigiTech Alt Rock
4X12 4x12 DigiTech Vintage
4x12 DigiTech Chunk
4x12 DigiTech Spank
4x12 DigiTech Speaker Compensation
DIRECT No cabinet model

FX Models:
Chorus Stompbox Models based on:
Boss CE-2 Chorus
DigiTech Dual Chorus
DigiTech Multi-Chorus
TC Electronics Chorus
DigiTech GLISTENING Chorus
Flanger Models based on:
MXR Flanger
DigiTech Triggered Flanger
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
ADA Flanger
Phaser Models based on:
MXR Phase 100
DigiTech Phaser
Electro Harmonix Small Stone
Pitch Models based on:
DigiTech Whammy
DigiTech Pitch Shift
DigiTech Detune
DigiTech IPS
Boss OC-2 Octaver
Vibrato / Rotary Models based on:
DigiTech Vibrato
DigiTech Rotary
DigiTech Vibro / Pan
Unicord UniVibe
Tremolo Models based on:
DigiTech Tremolo
DigiTech Panner
Fender Opto Tremolo
Vox Bias Tremolo
DigiTech Scattertrem-Dual tremolo effect
Envelope / Special Models based on:
DOD FX25 Envelope Filter
DigiTech Auto Yah
DigiTech YaYa
DigiTech Synth Talk
DigiTech Step Filter
DigiTech Sample & Hold

Delays:
Digital Delay
Analog Delay
Pong Delay
Modulated Delay
Tape Delay
Reverse Delay
DM Analog Delay - based on Boss DM2 Analog Delay
Echo Plex - based on Maestro EP-1 Tube Echoplex

Reverbs based on:
Lexicon Ambience
Lexicon Hall
Lexicon Room
Lexicon Studio
EMT Plate - based on EMT 240 Plate Reverb
Spring - based on Fender Twin Reverb

*Other product names modeled in the DigiTech RP1000 are trademarks of their respective companies that do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with DigiTech or Harman International Industries, Inc. Ibanez Tube Screamer, Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive, Guyatone Overdrive, ProCo Rat, MXR, Boss Metal Zone, Roger Mayer Octavia, Demeter Fuzzulator, Arbiter Fuzz Face, EH Big Muff Pi, Dunlop Cry Baby, Vox, Clyde McCoy Wah, MXR DynaComp, TC Electronic, EH Electric Mistress, EH Small Stone, Boss Octaver, Unicord Univibe, Fender Opto Tremolo, Vox Bias Tremolo, Maestro Echoplex, Fender Twin Reverb, EMT, Fender Tweed Deluxe, Fender Bassman, Fender Blackface, Twin Reverb, Marshall Super Lead, Mesa/Boogie, Hiwatt, Fender Tweed Champ, Soldano, Jensen Blue Backs, Celestion, Johnson Amplification and VHT Amplification are trademarks of other manufacturers and were used merely to identify products whose sounds were reviewed in the creation of this product.

FEATURES
  • Effect switching system offers control over external and internal stompboxes and effects
  • Exclusive Pedalboard Mode provides on/off and realtime control to any five RP1000 effects or parameters
  • Amp/Cabinet Bypass defeats internal amplifiers and cabinets in all presets
  • Built-in Phrase Looper
  • Built-in expression pedal controls the Digitech RP1000's Whammy, wahs, volume, and other parameters
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Switchable Stompbox Loop for control of external stompboxes and effects
  • Switchable Amp Loop to retain your amp's tone
  • 40 Tone and 40 Effects Libraries
  • 200 presets (100 factory, 100 user)
  • Over 160 effects including stompboxes, choruses, delays, amps, and cabinets
  • Up to 5 seconds of delay time
  • 24-bit/44.1kHz sample rate
  • All-metal construction
  • Heavy-duty metal switches for stompbox response
  • Bright LEDs display program status and effect on/off
  • Large 10-character LED display for preset name, bank name, and tuner
  • Independent 1/4" L/R outputs
  • Independent XLR L/R outputs with ground lift
  • Amp/Mixer switch optimizes 1/4" outputs for amp or direct-to-mixer connections
  • Stereo 1/8" headphone output
  • Cubase LE4 music production software included
  • Downloadable X-Edit librarian software
  • 2 x 2 USB audio streaming
  • Power supply included

Push your tone beyond its limits—step up to the RP1000 and order now.

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DigiTechRP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching
 
4.4

(based on 82 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (27)
  • Excellent sound quality (23)
  • Versatile (22)
  • Responsive (18)
  • Compact (14)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (22)
  • Home studio (18)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Professional recording (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A tank.

I've been playing professionally for over 30 years, as well as being a recording engineer & producer. I've always been from the school of "IT HAS TO HAVE TUBES". ...Read complete review

I've been playing professionally for over 30 years, as well as being a recording engineer & producer. I've always been from the school of "IT HAS TO HAVE TUBES". Well - I guess that has changed a bit. I had various old foot pedals that were wearing out, and I needed to replace them. After vomiting at the prices of most of the things I needed, I did a LOT of homework on this situation. I narrowed it down to the RP1000 and a couple of others.

I've got an old 1990 DigiTech DS4 that still works great, and it has been abused, thrashed, dropped, kicked, and there is no reason in the world that it should still work. It does. SO - I went with the RP1000 with that in mind.

After almost 2 years of using it now, it FAR exceeded my expectations. If you don't have to use 40 pedals at once as a crutch, then you are INSANE to go out and buy a boat load of pedals. Sure - some of the sounds are better than others, but you're DEAF if you can't find SOME that will easily fit your needs.

I never thought I'd record with it - certainly dirty guitar parts, but after tweaking with enough of 'em (the 5150 seems to be the best dirty amp model), there's just no reason to mic up all my other amps when I can just plug this thing in & go. Yeah - when recording, I still have to tweak dirty guitar parts with a 31 band EQ, but big deal. Most people cannot believe some of the sounds I'm getting out of a "BOX". And PS: I use a Boogie MkIIC+ live, so I'm pretty used to getting a good sound!

Yes - there is a little bit of a learning curve, but it's not as bad as you'd think. After you get used to it, it's a simple joy to use live...

Finally - the construction is pretty much entirely the opposite of what you'd expect most companies to make nowadays. You could run over this thing with a car, and the car would lose. Steel. Hardcore.

Probably the best four bill musical purchase my ancient butt has ever made. Believe me - after all my experience in the music world, I usually find something to hate about most every musical item that is man-made. Not the case here.

And no - I don't work for Digitech.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Amp simulations are weak

I have been playing guitar for 29 years and I use good sounding gear, including hand-wired all-tube amps and pro effects pedals.

I bought the RP1000 based on reviews so it's...Read complete review

I have been playing guitar for 29 years and I use good sounding gear, including hand-wired all-tube amps and pro effects pedals.

I bought the RP1000 based on reviews so it's ironic that I'm now writing a negative review. Keep in mind that all of my comments are regarding its use for direct to mixer/PA. I did not use it with a guitar amp.

The amp and speaker simulations are pretty weak and do not sound realistic. There are only about three speaker cabs that are usable. In order to get half-way decent tones I had to cut treble (8kHz) using the built-in EQ to remove the "fizzy", fake sounding amp and speaker modeling tones.

The effects like chorus, delay, reverb, etc. are pretty good and would probably work well with amps using an effects loop.

I returned this and got a Line 6 POD HD500X, which sounds MUCH better for direct recording/PA use. It's amp and speaker simulations are very usable and sound great.

Bottom line: If you're hoping to use this unit for direct recording or direct to PA, you're going to be disappointed. However, if you have a good amp and just want to use the effects, this could be a good choice.

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bad To The Bone!

By walt metts

from Wilmington, NC

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Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

This thing does it all for me. I could not be happier.
Well 1st of all, I have owned and played tube amps all my 30 years of playing guitar from Marshall, Fender, Peavey and Mesa. They are all great. I wish I could haul all of them to a gig and switch around between them. Now I can. I was VERY skeptical about buying this thing, but I have to admit that with this unit you get a fleet of very realistic sounding amplifiers and cabinets. The combinations are infinite. How about a Fender Deluxe driving a 4x12 with greenbacks. It's like Prego- it's in there. You can literally spend hours (I know I have) building different amp and pedal combinations, all laid out in correct order or you can change the order if you want. The stomp boxes sound very good as well. Now let me say I did not get the fantastic tones I am now getting overnight with this thing. I've had it a couple of months now and at 1st I was going to send it back until I discovered some things I was doing wrong, and it just takes patience, experimentation and tweaking, which I am finding to be very fun once you figure out what you are doing. It has several configurations for hooking it up. With a USA Fender Fat Strat, I just go staight into my clean channel on a PV Valveking 1x12 equppied with an Eminence Red Coat Governor, set my bass, mid, treble to around 2-3, and set the volume at around 3-5, depending on the situation. Then you just tweak your presets til you find your sound. Once you are familiar where everything is, the unit is very easy to program and navigate even onstage in the dark with actual knobs to turn to adjust parameters. Very bright LEDS and large display. Way better than other brands I won't mention. I tried all of them before I shelled out for this one. Another great feature is the pedalboard mode, which turns the top row of switches into on/offs for individual FX on each bank of 5 presets. Right now I have 3 banks of 5 presets. It's like having 15 different pedalboard/amp combinations and you can asighn what is on and off in a preset. Tap of a switch I'm from a Fender Twin with a Tube Screamer in front to a Marshall Plexi with a Fuzz Face. Then off to the races some Mesa Dual Rectifier metal chunk carnage or a Soldano 80's hair solo. Once you have a tweaked and found the tone, it breathes and responds to your playing as well as anything I've ever played through and the versatility it has brought to my sound and playing has broadened my mind to trying different sounds and styles. I can capture the correct tones for the cover songs I play in my band. Did I mention the 20 sec. looper? Cool for laying down a rythym part to solo over, or you can dub and layer multiple parts on the fly, tho this takes a little practice to do smoothly. On top of all this, Digitech included, power supply, 4 high qulaity 15' braided cables and 2 shorter ones with the unit.
What sold me on this unit over all the other ones I tried was the ease of use onstage and the constuction quality. It is heavy compared to other units. The chassis is metal. The switches feel like a switch when you step on them. The expression pedal feels substatial and way better to me than the other brands. Digitech obviously spent some time and research on capturing the nuances of all the different amp and pedal models. I can't say enough good things and I am WAY glad I spent the time and effort to figure out how it best suited and worked for me. Now on the negagtive side-While the programming/editing grid is very thoughtful and user friendly, it is recessed into the unit by an inch or so, to protect the kind of flimsy plastic knobs. If something were to be spilled on it, it would definetely form a pool in this recess. Something of this qulaity should have been equipped with metal knobs too. These cheap feeling plastic knobs could easily be broken off. Also some sort of handle would be nice. It's kind of awkward to pick up off the floor. There's nothing to hold on to. So a 9 on quality.
For all the amps and pedals you get, on top of the ease of use onstage, the value is unbeatable to me. It has made my set up easier and simpler, and after much patient amp experimenting and tweaking, my tone is better than ever. I don't have to do the stomp dance anymore. One step to a completely diferent amp and FX chain combonation.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A tank.

By Cornfilled Screamer

from Macon, GA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

    I've been playing professionally for over 30 years, as well as being a recording engineer & producer. I've always been from the school of "IT HAS TO HAVE TUBES". Well - I guess that has changed a bit. I had various old foot pedals that were wearing out, and I needed to replace them. After vomiting at the prices of most of the things I needed, I did a LOT of homework on this situation. I narrowed it down to the RP1000 and a couple of others.

    I've got an old 1990 DigiTech DS4 that still works great, and it has been abused, thrashed, dropped, kicked, and there is no reason in the world that it should still work. It does. SO - I went with the RP1000 with that in mind.

    After almost 2 years of using it now, it FAR exceeded my expectations. If you don't have to use 40 pedals at once as a crutch, then you are INSANE to go out and buy a boat load of pedals. Sure - some of the sounds are better than others, but you're DEAF if you can't find SOME that will easily fit your needs.

    I never thought I'd record with it - certainly dirty guitar parts, but after tweaking with enough of 'em (the 5150 seems to be the best dirty amp model), there's just no reason to mic up all my other amps when I can just plug this thing in & go. Yeah - when recording, I still have to tweak dirty guitar parts with a 31 band EQ, but big deal. Most people cannot believe some of the sounds I'm getting out of a "BOX". And PS: I use a Boogie MkIIC+ live, so I'm pretty used to getting a good sound!

    Yes - there is a little bit of a learning curve, but it's not as bad as you'd think. After you get used to it, it's a simple joy to use live...

    Finally - the construction is pretty much entirely the opposite of what you'd expect most companies to make nowadays. You could run over this thing with a car, and the car would lose. Steel. Hardcore.

    Probably the best four bill musical purchase my ancient butt has ever made. Believe me - after all my experience in the music world, I usually find something to hate about most every musical item that is man-made. Not the case here.

    And no - I don't work for Digitech.

    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Don't Settle for Less! This is the one you want.

    By Darren Littlepage

    from Phoenix, AZ

    See all my reviews

    Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

    If you're thinking of saving a few bucks and buying something else....don't do it. This is the one to have. I have owned some great gear in my life and this is probably the most versatile single unit I have ever owned.
    I can't possibly go over all the specs but the stomp boxes, amps and cabinets sound authentic.
    If you can program a DVR you can make magic with this unit. For instance, select a 65 Twin Reverb, DS1 Distortion and a Small Clone Chorus and it smells like Nirvana. They have a setting called IN2DVOID(or something like that) and it sounds exactly like early Sabbath. They have settings for ACDC, Hendrix, SRV, Stray Cats, and many more. The Rectifiers sound amazing too.

    Creating and editing settings is easy and intuitive with this. Even if you're not into creating sounds from scratch they have some built in settings that are easy to dial up as starting points and adjust...then store.

    Playing is great. With the RP200A that I had, to play a song like Sweet Child O' Mine you needed several presets: Distorted, Distorted with Wah, Clean with Chorus. With this, you can have all of them in one preset by just using the amp gain on the expression pedal or a distortion stomp and stomp the chorus and wah on and off as needed. So it's like having several presets in one.

    I can't say enough good about this unit. I've had mine for over three months and I am still loving it and discovering new sounds. For the price of a few good stomp boxes you can have a plethora of vintage and modern gear sounds at the tap of a foot. Again the modeling is very good and the sounds are very close to real. I wouldn't choose any other brand or model than this. There's not even a rack unit I would suggest over this.
    Awesome features. Ten buttons allow you to be in stomp box mode and still change patches. This is much better than the RP500 in that respect.

    The only shortcoming is that you can only run one FX (chorus, flanger, detune, whammy, etc.) at a time. For instance you can make this detune your sound a half step (or more) but you can't run a chours on the same patch....but it has an effects loop so you can do that if you own pedals.

    You can reprogram the buttons in stomp box mode which is really cool. You can control lots with the expression pedal...like amp gain, amount of reverb or distortion. Read or study the manual and you'll get it.

    Believe it or not 100 presets is just not enough for me. With all these cool amps and stomp boxes there's more than 100 things I want to program. Luckily you can program them then store them for later use using the USB and software.
    High quality! Everything is sturdy. The knobs are resposive. The expression pedal is excellent. The exposed buttons that you stomp are all built solid and made of metal. The concaved area for adjusting settings is protected. You can gig with this one.
    I got a stellar deal on this but it's worth every penny that MF is asking. There is no reason to compromise for anything else. You can't even come close to buying one of the amps modeled in this thing for this price. They are modeled well too. I previously owned a RP200A and Digitech has much better modeling nowdays. They rival Line6 stuff easily.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Keeps getting Better

    By The Music Man

    from KY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      Ive used Digi tech Multi effects pedals for years. I have basicly owned all size models over the past 12 yrs. My last was the full size workstation built alot like this one, I used it for gigs, recording, at home, and band practice. It was dropped, fell on, kicked, and even was soaked a few times. But after it was stolen i was forced to upgrade, thats when I purchased the RP1000. I though the workstation was tough but this thing is crazy. There is nothing it can't do as far as sound tools go. You can get a clean pretty sound or a screaming growl. The built in pedal works great on all settings, and editing is easy. I would reccomend reading the manual though. I would be writing all day if i tried to explain how great great each feature works. The construciton of this thing is crazy. My workstation was tough but nothing like theRP1000, If you love playing music, get one! The type of music you play simply doesn't matter. Classical or Death metal this pedal has the sound and tools to create the sound your looking for.

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good, but not not quite great.

      By Alek Vila

      from Portland, OR

      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      I hate it when good opportunities are missed, such as mentioned above with the USB issues. I use the USB port for organizing the presets ONLY.

      I like the software interface that Digitech included. It crashes occasionally, but oh well. The software is attractive and easy to use.

      Bypass the amp/cab section, which is very easy to do, and it's a pretty nice multi-effects box to use with my guitar amp. The effects sound good. I'm always craving more overdrive options, but this box contains a good selection of useful stompbox effects. I wish they were more configurable. Each effect only has a few options, and some are seriously lacking in options.

      Unfortunately, there is no way to tempo sync to your DAW from the the USB port. Not a major flaw... since you can tap it out with your feet using the tap tempo button. But it would be better if tap tempo were available.

      I wish there was a software plug-in version of the effects included so I could record the guitar clean and mess around with effects later (like VOX has done with the JamBOX).

      With six available outputs, you would think that someone would have included a way for the RP-1000 to send out one processed stereo signal and one unprocessed mono signal at the same time (so you could record them at the same time). Unfortunately, it's not straightforward. The best way I've found is to use the Stomp Loop, but you need to return the clean signal to the RP-1000 with a physical cable at instrument level or the sound doesn't get processed through the RP-1000.

      There's no easy way to change the order of your effects from what I can tell.
      - Made in the USA (not a "feature," but worth mentioning)
      - Has a nice complement of pro connections that seem to be well-thought out (but are missing opportunities)
      - Dedicated tap tempo button
      - Better amp models than Boss or Line 6 (however... *)
      - State-of-the-art, 24-bit audio processing

      * Although the sound of the amp models won me over in the store over a year ago, none of them sound real enough when it comes to recording. I prefer software models if I'm going to do that sort of thing. Additionally, I don't use the amp models when playing live because I have a tube amp that I like. Overall, amp modeling in a pedalboard is not that useful to me. Running my guitar to a PA system directly through this box just wouldn't suit my taste.
      Solid construction. Die-cast body. The build feels more durable than the Line 6 Pod XT Live. I do prefer the Boss GT-10 footwswitches which don't "click" audibly.
      This pedal let me down for recording. The USB port is useless due to poor implementation (I'm a Mac user). The RP-1000 doesn't resolve well to external clock, so it doesn't play nicely if you try to create an aggregate device with another audio interface. Also, if you try using the RP-1000 on it's own, you'll immediately discover that you can't turn down the volume of your headphones. Let me just say... OUCH!Even though it is advertised as a USB recording interface, DO NOT buy this pedal for recording through the USB interface. You will be disappointed. In order to listen to my mix at reasonable sound levels, I have switched to using only the analog connection from the RP-1000 with a different audio interface. Obviously, I would prefer to avoid the extra D/A -->A/D conversion, but... you can't have it all with this pedalboard. Luckily, Digitech included high-quality, XLR analog outputs, so the analog connection sounds very good and clean.The lower value score is the result of two major issues...1) USB implementation for recording is incomplete (actually, I'd even say it's flawed.)2) You can't use two modulation effects at the same time. (Boss gives you the ability to mix Chorus and Flange, but not Digitech.)3) I wish it had a digital output and word clock port.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      All I can say is wow.

      By walt metts

      from Wilmington, NC

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      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      I think this a great product and I would reccomend it to any working guitarist who is looking for simplicity and portability in their rig. It takes me 15 in the club and be setup and ready to rock.
      First let me say that I have been playing for 30 years at the weekend warrior level and I have been through alot of gear.I've had Marshall, Fender and Mesas. I play in a classic/alternative rock cover band and needed a very compact and portable tho versatile rig.This thing gives me all the different tones I need without the hassle of 20 pedals and a half stack. It has more features than I'll ever use. I use it in pedalboard mode with my PV Valveking 1x12 and Fender American Fat Strat. I have been using an old BOSS ME30 for chorus, verb and delay FX along with my amp's distortion and Tube Screamer for solo boosts. This was an ok setup tho I had to create multiple patches for different delay times. The tap tempo has saved me from this. Being able to turn different FX on and off within a preset is just amazing. I think the models sound better than my Peavy. In pedalboard mode I have setup 5 different amp/cab presets with diffent FX on each one. Being able to switch from a Twin to a Plexi to a Rectifier is orgasmic. I wish it had amp channel switching within the preset but I've worked around that. The looper is an awesome feature tho a little awkward to use live. I'm going to get the optional loop control pedal for easier use of this function. The expression pedal/wah works great. The acoustic models are pretty cool too. This pedal has opened up a whole new world of options for me and simplified my setup. I go straight into the FX return of my amp and send a signal to the house board when playing live. Simple and amazing sound quality. The key to success with a processor like this is to be patient and spend time tweaking it. It is a pre amp in itself so bypass your amp's input and use the FX return which just uses the power section of your amp.
      I've only had it a couple of months now but, I've gigged with it 3 times and it performed flawlessly. It seems to be built like tank. I bought an SKB case to carry it in tho.
      It's a bit pricey but considering what all it does it was worth it to me.

      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Amp simulations are weak

      By Marshall guy

      from Undisclosed

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Amp Simulations
      • Speaker Simulations

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      I have been playing guitar for 29 years and I use good sounding gear, including hand-wired all-tube amps and pro effects pedals.

      I bought the RP1000 based on reviews so it's ironic that I'm now writing a negative review. Keep in mind that all of my comments are regarding its use for direct to mixer/PA. I did not use it with a guitar amp.

      The amp and speaker simulations are pretty weak and do not sound realistic. There are only about three speaker cabs that are usable. In order to get half-way decent tones I had to cut treble (8kHz) using the built-in EQ to remove the "fizzy", fake sounding amp and speaker modeling tones.

      The effects like chorus, delay, reverb, etc. are pretty good and would probably work well with amps using an effects loop.

      I returned this and got a Line 6 POD HD500X, which sounds MUCH better for direct recording/PA use. It's amp and speaker simulations are very usable and sound great.

      Bottom line: If you're hoping to use this unit for direct recording or direct to PA, you're going to be disappointed. However, if you have a good amp and just want to use the effects, this could be a good choice.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Upgrade

      By Bill-il5g.

      from La Jolla, CA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Great Presets

      Cons

      • Power Cord
      • Power Cord Short

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      Former user of RP6 multi effects board. It lasted 15 years until puppy urinated on it. These last well. This is a excellent upgrade. Better Clean presets sounds menu (about 7) with just right touch of chorus, reverb and delay. Jazz tone amazing spot on preset. Blues menu of tones is great for my Carvin electric guitar. I found the distortion sounds were chunky, deep, and "Metal Clean" is perfect. Solo Dude preset #26 ..hit a note the sustain sings for about 7 seconds without any volume loss/fade. Amazing to hold notes so long. I liked that 5 button presets across the board maybe the transition from clean to distortion or Rhythm to Lead incredibly easy on the fly during performance. Tuner is very easy to see and spot on and does drop D tuning like a cinch. CD/AC tone spot on. SRV tone spot on. Rectifier tone, Marshall tone, Vox tone are so close to real. Surfer Fender tone spot on. Critical is that you run the pedal thru a good amplifier/good guitar.. I used it thru my B-52 AT 112 combo amplifier clean channel and set all my B-52 setting to about midlevel/ no reverb.. If your amplifier is a piece of junk it will work but not breathe with the headroom that the pedal has. I feel I have a Soldano, Rectifier, Marshall , and Fender all rolled into one. Wah's (multi) are better or = to all the lone WAH pedals out there. I can get rid of my chorus, delay, distortion, wah pedal, volume pedal and even looper. One clean space in front of my microphone. Bypass all of it to go straight into your amp is a cinch, but having the stomp loop to add a personal stomp pedal was great thinking in the design. The 60 or so presets are all you need and then adjust your guitar / amp volumes. Thrash metal tones great, The volume pedal/expression pedal is a excellent upgrade and seems to have the right heft and balance and smoothness to reach for a note amplify it scream it and then ease it back.
      You can range a chord's volume from barely there to a roar and back with a simple rock of your ankle on the expression pedal. Again great upgrade from RP6 model. I never was that good with wah and volume expression pedals, but this equipment made me sound better in that dept.

      Flaws: The power cord is like a wall wart stomp pedal cord. It works fine but is only 4 feet long, really thin and could pull out of pedal during a performance if you are a maniac. My Fender Strat (carvin pickup upgrades) was fine. I liked the sound of the Carvin humbuckers better but the board does allow you to have both guitars on stage and the performances will be easily discernable if you need a strat tone versus humbucker.
      Flaw #2 I also ran it with my Carvin Guitar thru a Fender Princeton 650 amp. It works fine but the distortion almost overwhelmed the speaker and it started to break up. Let's face it Fender amps are not going to have headroom like the B-52 or Marshall when it comes to distortion tones. Nevertheless the Fender tone with the pedal was still a blast and improvement compared to the preset built in effects that came with the amplifier. Using the clean presets thru the Fender was a great tone combo and the blues tones worked well too. Just not the heaviest metal. Not a fault of the Digitech RP1000, but more the problems with trying to make a Fender Princeton sound like a Marshall. Don't forget to get a good guitar cord like the Vox Class A Premium plus cables. I am a better sounding guitar player because of this equipment. Plus makes it more enjoyable to get all the tones so easy rather than being a dial twiddling fool like before.
      I have not used the editing functions much or the accompanying DVD or done any recording with it. Still they look easier than prior RP6 pedal.
      Flaw #3. I ran guitar thru RP 1000 and cord direct into my Carvin XP650 PA 8 channel system. The clean tones worked fine, not great. Still sounds like a upgrade from RP6 preset tones. The distortion tones sounded like mudd with the heavier tones. Why? Again this is a low budget PA system and while it handles my digital drum amazing and vocals pretty good, it does not have the speakers or equalization to handle intense guitar distorted bass tones. Still if your amplifier blows up, this will be a great backup amplifier in that emergency situation. Nice to go to a gig with a great PA system and get instant stereo without hauling your amp, but first check out the PA your plugging this RP 1000 into.

      (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Great sounds from this unit

      By Charles Gilchrist

      from Cincinnati

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      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      I have been VERY pleased with the sound I get from the RP1000. The amp and cab sims are simply awesome - VERY responsive to playing style. As far as sound goes I have no problems with this item - it's excellent.

      I do, however, have some serious problems with the design of the unit. First off, the input and main output should be more clearly marked in large white print - stages are dark and as we age, our eyes get weaker. Second, the plastic section should have shorter knobs so they don't break off the first time they get bumped. Third, there should be a drainage route (which would hopefully direct liquids AWAY from the sensitive electronics) for any liquids that might get spilled on the unit. I solved the first issue by taking some white-out and painting IN and OUT next to the respective jacks. I solved the second and third issues by velcro-ing a clear plastic cover over the recessed plastic section. I just wish I had done that BEFORE the knob got snapped off.
      The amp and cab simulations are varied and very musical; the effects are perfectly serviceable. Everything on the RP1000 does pretty much exactly what you would hope except for the EQ section, which is severely limited. How tough would it have been to put fully sweepable parametric controls into this unit? But somebody had their thinking cap on straight when they decided to make it so that you could either operate this as ten presets per page - or five presets with access to each effect as a separate stompbox... that is a VERY cool feature.
      The metal chassis and switches are excellent - very tough. However, the plastic parts and switches just aren't road-worthy. One of the plastic knobs broke off (while in the gigbag) during transit after the fourth gig. This could have been avoided by simply making the plastic knobs half their height. Some serious design flaws are evident in the whole plastic section of the controls, actually: They recessed the whole section (presumedly to protect the controls from accidents - ineffectually, as demonstrated by my broken knob) but that also creates a "well" which would retain any spilled liquids and funnel them right into the brians of the unit... NOT a good idea.
      Pretty good for the price... the unit SOUNDS GREAT.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love the sounds I can create with it

      By Acid

      from Quartzsite, Arizona

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Ease of Use
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • A Software Nightmare
      • Cant Use Gnx4 Presets
      • Included Software

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      The bundled software, CUBASE LE 5, which came with the RP1000, is the most absurdly difficult activation process I have ever seen! One starts to think if their trying to apply for the main gate access codes to Area 51. Come on people it's just a sound editor program!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy to tweak during a gig

      By Paj

      from Suburban Philly

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      Pros

      • 4-cable Method
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Responsive Ampcab Models
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bank-switching Is Timed
      • Harmonizer Needs Tweaking

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      Don't judge this RP by the other RP's you may have tried.
      Remarkably easy to tweak live, especially if you've done some preliminary homework. Patch and master volumes are well laid out, quickly accessible, and have plenty of headroom/volume available. The 4-cable method is exquisitely implemented and allows you to use your own amp as you always did (with or without your own stomps), wtih/without the RP's effects, or with the RP's models/cabs, all with the press of a footswitch. Performance-wise, this RP is a major step beyond the GNX series. The acoustic models are more usable than GNX acoustic models were. You can use right-angle plugs. There's a lot to like. I'm sorry I waited so long to get one.
      I like Line6's bank switching method better (bank selections are not on a timer) but I'll get used to the RP.
      The X-Edit software looks more sophisticated than it is. It's useful but flakey.
      The power supply is inexpensive and ubiquitous among other DigiTech products (other Rp's, Vocalist Live pedals).
      Again, I'm sorry I waited so long to get one.

      (6 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN 1 BASKET

      By JAMES EVANS

      from NY

      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      I BOUGHT THIS UNIT LAST DECEMBER HAD SOME MINOR PROBLEMS BUT NOTHING THAT COULD.NT BE FIXED BY DOING A FACTORY RESET. I WILL SAY IT SOUND GREAT WHEN IT WORKS. 5 WEEKS AGO IT CRAPPED OUT AND IT HAD TO BE SENT IN FOR A NEW PROCESSOR I WAS JUST INFORMED THAT IT WILL BE ALEAST 2 MORE WEEKS BEFORE I GET IT BACK MAYBE.
      THE TROUBLE WITH UNITS LIKE THIS IS ALL YOUR EGGS ARE IN ONE BASKET .IF ONE PART FAILS YOU LOOSE EVERYTHING.
      I'M NOT SAYING DON'T BUY ONE BUT SERIOUSLY GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT.
      AT LEAST WITH SINGLE PEDALS YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR MAIN SOUND ,BUT IF A UNIT LIKE THIS GOES OUT YOUR UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PEDAL.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome effects board!

      By Igglepud

      from Franklin, KS

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy to use
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Expression pedal sucks
      • The power cord is weak

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances
      • Practice

      Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

      I love this board. My electric has been sitting unused for a while, so I got this hoping for some inspiration. I definitely got it. The different sounds this unit can produce are great. I'm sure there are people out there who will compare each effect to the original units and tell you the sound is a little off. To me, that doesn't matter. I got the board to be able to engineer sounds.

      With a little bit of internet/computer use, there are presets available that sound very good. Other people have put in the work to re-create the tones of a lot of different bands (even specific songs) and you can download these right into the unit. The software that lets you do this is very easy to work with. This same software also lets you program your own presets, though I prefer to do that directly on the board. The actual Digitech site has a limited supply of these presets, but dig through some guitar forums or head to YouTube and the supply is endless.

      The grid system on the board is a breeze to work with. Click a button to move up and down the grid; twist a knob to edit that setting On occasion you have to push a knob instead of twist it (for example, changing from amp to cabinet editing). Read the manual or just dive into it. It's easy. And like I mentioned above, you can skip all the knob turning and do adjustments on the computer.

      The expression pedal sucks out of the box. Read the manual and calibrate it or the wah will come on all the time when you don't want it to. After I calibrated it, the wah only comes on if I really step down on it, so now I can actually use the expression pedal for what it was meant to do. CALIBRATE THE PEDAL!

      If you want a bunch of effects that are easy to use and don't take up a ton of space, get this board. It's easy to use, built like a tank, and does EVERYTHING.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      One of the best

      By Steve Krall

      from Florida, USA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

        The RP1000 provides nearly all the FX you would normally need and the switching system to access them. Right out of the box you have useable sounds; good tone and good FX w/o being overloaded with wacky ones. I use the 5 patch/5 FX mode, works awesome. As with any "moddeller", don't expect the amp models to be the exact amp. The 5150 is very good, but not exactly 5150. The vintage Marshall models might leave you disappointed. But you can find very usable tones. In fact, we used the 5150 factory preset DIRECT TO DAW (unedited) in a scratch track and ended up using it for most of the final guitar tracks. AWESOME! I just got done ditching the POD HD500 and could not have been happier with that desicion! POD often needs fought with and coaxed, it's no secret. Use the RP1000 right out the box. Like many users, I use the "4 cable method" with my JSX 2x12 combo, and it works great. There are several volume adjustment you will need to be careful about, but once you get it it's absolutely seemless. Feels like a professional custom FX system. The USB XEdit software work well, though a tad bit "clumsy". You get used to it- it's nice to see your whole layout on a big screen and some editing can only be done from here.

        CONS? Many have been mentioned. No MIDI, no amp channel switcher. The volume pedal is very tricky on the downward side...there's very little warning you are going into wah/FX mode with it. I am thinking about putting some rubber feat right where it switches modes. Some effects cannot be used at the same time. WOuld be nice to be able to combine two or more FX control with one footswitch. The distortion pedal models seem very generic and limited. I too noted a slight "warble" in the pitch shift programs. The looper function works fine, imho. No trouble starting or stopping and no space if done correctly.

        The RP1000 is a joy to have and use. Even with it's limitations it is by far one of the best and easiets to use floor modelers. I wish I hadn't waited so long to bring it in.

        BTW, I might mention that I purchased this as a "used" item from MF. It came with a decent discount, but arrived BRAND NEW. Eveerything was new wrapped and I had to assemble the power plug. Once again, thanks Musician's Friend for great product and great service!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Played them all and this is very good

        By Mesaman

        from Cleveland, Ohio

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heaphone Jack Size

        Best Uses

        • Hookd Comp With Great Spk

        Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

        Big bank fos the buck, Easy to use. Good for recording without big amps and speakers. Also, sounds great hooked to computer with great speakers. aka JBl's, Audio EAngine5's etc.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice MFX to use alone or with amp

        By Steve Krall

        from Florida, USA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

          Good sounds right out of the box, but always expect to tweak yourself for your rig. RP series is easy to do- I use a mix of XEdit software and on board controls. Set up patch sound(s) with software then tweak on the fly with onboard controls. The "4 cable method" works really great! You may not even need an amp footswitch, as it will automatically switch between your amp and the RP amps. The CC pedal is VERY sensitive and there's ZERO telltale when you switch from volume to wah. FX are a tad limited. If you want to use chorus and pitch shift no can do. Harmonizer is warbly.
          There's no one thing that is perfect, but there's a lot to like about the RP1000. It sits extremely well between a traditional stomp box pedal board and a case of rack effects. Yes, turn the cab sims off when going to your amp, but don't be afraid to use the amp sims like a pedal.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Multi-FX Unit I've Used

          By Bobbo the DJ

          from Iowa

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          Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

          It's 100% awesome smothered in awesome sauce.
          If you want to check out the staggering array of features on this thing, it's best to go to Digitech's website and download the pdf manual. There are so many features on this monster, I don't have time to even scratch the surface.
          The build quality of the RP-1000 is bulletproof. Tough all-steel chassis and heavy-duty footswitches & expression pedal ensure many years of reliable service, gig after gig. Rugged, all-steel jacks on the back are a definite upgrade over the usual board-mounted plastic jacks that you have to treat with kid gloves. I've steadily gigged with mine for 3 years now with zero issues of any kind.

          The sound quality is impeccable. There is literally no sound I can't nail with this thing. I've used tons of effects devices over the last 25+ years as a gigging guitar guy, and this one is just the bomb. The quantity and quality of amp & cab models and effects on the RP-1000 is quite impressive. Not only is there distortion for instance, there is a huge array of very convincing models of specific distortion pedals. Not only is an Ibanez Tube Screamer represented for example, but three variations of the Tube Screamer are in there.. from the original TS-808 to the later TS-9, and the boutique modded TS-9. And it's that way with all of the effects. You don't just get a compressor... you get several specific models to choose from... and it's the same with delays, flangers, and everything else. It's this kind of thoughtfulness from the Digitech people that make this a killer unit.

          Not only does it sound great, but it's a snap to program. It's easy enough to get the sound you want via the onboard controls, but the real fun begins when you use the free X-Edit software, downloadable from the Digitech website. Load the software, plug in a USB cable between the RP-1000 and your computer, and every function of the pedalboard is readily available onscreen, and super-easy to program. Not only does the software make editing and creating presets a breeze, but you can back up your entire set of presets and swap out limitless entire sets of presets with just a couple of clicks.

          And for you notebook computer studio-types, the RP-1000 is also a high quality USB recording interface. Handy, indeed...

          If I had to pick something to gripe about, it wold be that the expression pedal on-off switch is activated like the Dunlop wahs... by pressing the pedal all the way down to trip the switch. I have to watch myself during a heavy wah session that I don't shove the pedal down & turn off the wah, which I have done on occasion. I would have preferred a separate switch off to the side for that function, but that's just a personal preference. Some guys like the switch where it is on this unit and the Dunlops. I prefer the Morley design of having the switch off to the side. Also, the LED display can be tough to see in very bright sunlight, but it is better than most other LED displays in that regard. Other than those minor quibbles, it's a perfect unit as far as I'm concerned.
          When you consider all it does so well and it's build quality, it's well worth the price for a working guitar player. It's the first unit I've ever used (and I've had MANY) that does everything well. I wouldn't want anything else.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Tone, Value and Versatility

          By Stulanger

          from Kentucky

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

            I've moved on to using individual pedals and a pedal board for my live rig but I still use this unit for practicing at home and some recording. It also serves as one half of my backup rig along with a Peavey Bandit 112 should my Peavey Delta Blues 115 or my pedal board fail. It's kind of funny how every time I think this little guy has outlived its usefulness I come up with a new way of programming it that fits right into what I'm doing at the time. The models and effects on this unit range from mediocre to excellent. If you're used to plugging straight into an amp that sounds really good and you don't like fiddling with knobs you're probably not going to like using the RP-1000. It takes time and patience to find the models and effects that work the best with your particular amp/rig and yes IMHO this particular multi effects unit does sound better plugged straight into the effects return of a guitar amp and yes it does alter the tone of your amp even when using the four cable method. That said I've played the RP-1000 though several different guitar and amp combinations (even some bass and keyboard) and I've always been able to find an amp model that fits my needs. The cab models are hit or miss and I rarely use them anymore but there was a time when I was playing through a horrible sounding 4X12 cab that they came in handy. This thing is a cover musician's dream and the ability to switch between patches and on-board effects as well as use external effects makes this unit all the more versatile. There is some latency when switching between patches but one thing I've found that helps with that is running an external pedal with a good buffer (I use a Visual Sound Garagetone Drivetrain OD)in the effects loop of the RP. There is still a slight hitch but it makes it much less noticeable. If there is one thing I hate about this unit it would be the wah-wah effects. They suck and even though you are supposed to be able to adjust the sensitivity of the on switch activated in the toe down position of the expression pedal the rubber stoppers on the pedal eventually wear down and make it very difficult to avoid turning on the wah effect if the expression pedal is anywhere near the toe down position. I would prefer to be able to disable the wah effect on this unit altogether but I haven't been able to figure out how to do that if it's even possible. I've never been able to get the harmonizer to work on mine either but I've heard that it works on some units and not on others but since I never use that effect it's never bothered me. In my opinion the amp models are where its at on this unit and the simplicity of programming. I can get 90% dead on the tone of my live rig the biggest drawback being that the models don't respond to the volume controls on my guitar as well as my pedals and amp. One more thing: That little switch in the back that says Amp/Mixer make sure it's on the mixer position. I've tried running it in amp mode on every amp I've played it through and it always sounds better on "Mixer". I was curious why it sounds so much better in the mixer position so I called Digitech and talked to one of their engineers. He said it was because running it in mixer mode engages a "high quality filter". I assume that means that it filters out the harsher frequencies and produces more even order harmonics like a good tube amp does. I love my all analog pedals and my tube amps but if I had to go back to playing the RP-1000 through a Peavey bandit I wouldn't feel bad about it at all and in some cases might even prefer it over my main live rig. The RP-1000 is built like a tank and is easy to transport in my Roadrunner pedal board gig-bag. At the current retail price I would buy it again in a heartbeat were it lost or stolen and a used Peavey bandit to boot and it would still cost less than my pedal board alone. Bottom Line: Great value and versatility for the working musician.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            first time with an effects board

            By Monroe

            from Hermiston Oregon

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            Pros

            • Good Selection Of Effects

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

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              Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

              I am a decent novice-no expert for sure. I have had a few individual pedals through the years, but never anything like this. In playing around with it, you can get just about any sound or effect you could want. However- the instruction manual is a complete mystery to me. I am having a hard time getting the hang of switching sounds, effects etc, and the manual might as well be in Cantonese. When I stumble onto a sound/effect, its awesome, when I am looking for it....meh.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Last Pedal to Buy

              By Mark Noble

              from Nashville

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              Comments about DigiTech RP1000 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal with Integrated Switching:

              Good job fellas
              Wow I am only sorry I didn't step up and buy this a long time ago.
              I'm sure newer chips will come along but after all I love the sound of old stuff anyway.
              Come on, by the time you can even get close to this many pedals you'd have to sell your car and get a cheap truck to carry it all.

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