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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 & 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 & 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 & 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 67 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (16)
  • Excellent sound quality (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Compact (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Professional recording (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (4)

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.

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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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1.0

Good for beginners and bedrooms.Terrible for any serious use

By Giggin' rocker

from New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

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

These products digitally "emulate" real amps. They sound reasonably good when you play alone. Put them in a band's mix and they will destroy the sound. They have a very harsh and top busted sound, specially when playing chords and absolutely no bottom. I'd definitively would recommend for learning and using a bunch of effects, playing alone either through speakers or headphones.

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5.0

So far enjoying DigiTech RP1000

By Faisal Rahman

from Madison, WI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Power Supply could have been better.

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

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

I had Line6 Pod XT Live and used it for a while. Needed to upgrade and short listed RP1000, I like the setup and certainly needs to be configured for tone to match your style.

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5.0

Awesome effects board!

By Igglepud

from Franklin, KS

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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.

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5.0

All I expected and then some!

By BeeZee

from Chesapeake, VA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Stylish - awesome looking
  • Supper Rugged
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Exploring Sounds
    • Having Fun!
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    I've been wanting this unit for a long time now, no wonder it was sold out, every time I was looking for it. Finally the opportunity appeared and got it. I am very happy, this thing is great and has SO MUCH to explore. I don't think I'll ever be able to use every sound out combination contained in this thing, but I am okay with that.. I've found many presets I like right off the box, and was able to tweak others to my liking. I haven't been able to connect the unit to the computer yet, so I cannot speak about the software. I might do a follow up when I get a chance to play with that. What I can tell you is that I've gotten in a happy 'trance" just playing and exploring the sounds. Once I engage the looping tool I just get disconnected from the world and start going somewhere musically fun. Who would have though that 20 seconds of looping can stretch to over an hour of solo fun? I was able to incorporate it with my new Digitech Trio (just arrived yesterday). It worked nicely, but I still need to play more with the interaction between to be more accurate on my review & assessment. I have not tried it live yet, but I am confident that it would not disappoint. This is very easy to use, but there is a learning curve -- which is actually a good thing, because that means that people who designed this were paying very close attention to every detail. As a bonus, the RP1000 significantly improved the sound of less expensive guitars, and when connected to my "pro" guitars it gets "good" addictive, very quickly - very rewarding. If you can get one, don't deny yourself the joy of owning one of these.

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    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.

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      2.0

      Amp simulations are weak

      By Marshall guy

      from Undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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      5.0

      I'm a Convert!

      By Kevin

      from Pittsburgh, PA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

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

        The short review: If you play through an amp and/or have your own pedals you want to use in conjunction with an MFX unit, then the RP1000 is what you want. While other pedals (such as the Line 6 POD HD500) were built for going straight into a PA, the amp loop and stomp loop are great for integrating the RP into your existing rig. Great features, fantastic sound, and rock solid build quality make this unit highly recommended!

        Long Review: I'll break down my analysis by each set of effects. Just for reference, my rig is: PRS Tremonti SE/Fended FSR Strat --> RP1000 --> Way Huge Fat Sandwich (in stomp loop) --> EHX BigMuff Pi w/ Tone Wicker (in stomp loop) RP1000 Preamp --> Fender HRD (in amp loop) --> RP1000 PostFX --> MXR Carbon Copy --> HRD Power Amp In

        The compressors are really good. Honestly, I'd be fine with just the Dyna Comp model; but it's nice to have them all.

        Wah's are good but not great. They're just a little too treble-y on the toe end for my taste. I'm sure you could tweak it to a better sound, but I'm not really a wah guy so I let that sit.

        The amp sims are the high point of this unit. First off, if you're playing through an amp (as I do, a Fender HRD), TURN OFF THE CAB SIMS. I cannot stress this enough. It makes the amp sims really come to life. Fender sims are all really good and each have their own personality. The AC30 and AC15 sims are to die for, they really nail that chime-y tone. The Marshall sims are right on; you can get clean RHCP stuff all the way to driven madness and everything in between. The notable low point of the amp sims are the Mesa Rectifier models. These sims are pretty buzzy to my ears. All in all, the amp sims are fantastic and really set this unit apart from the pack.

        There's a flavor of distortion pedals for everyone in this unit. TS9, 808, Sparkle Drive, BigMuff, and they're all very well done. It takes some effort to pair the right drive with each amp model, but it's heaven once you get it. The drive models respond surprisingly well to changes in your guitar's volume knob.

        There's a huge selection of fx on tap, as well. Chorus, flange, phase, tremolo, vibrato, octaver, harmonizer, etc. Pretty much any weird noise you want to make can be made here. A lot of these effect are preset to pretty outrageous sounds, so I find that tweaking them down to more subtle levels yields really satisfying results.

        Delays are great, lots of options that are all controllable with the built in tap tempo. The only real weakness is that you can't stack more than one delay (for you ambient folks).

        Reverbs are pretty straightforward. Your choices are mostly lexicon reverbs, and they sound great. You can get anything from a tight, controlled sound to huge sounding hall reverb.

        To sum it up: the RP1000 is an absolute joy to have on my rig. I can nail cover tune sounds like never before, and I have tons more options when trying to write stuff. I can't see myself going back to a big board of individual pedals anytime soon.

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        5.0

        Get it..Just do it

        By Konner O'Brien

        from New Iberia- Louisiana

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        Pros

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

        Cons

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          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

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

          I honestly do not regret buying this pedal. I got it over a year ago and after hours and hours of sitting down with it and my amp, I got the sound I was looking for. I have a Fender FM 100H cabinet amp, and I would not change my set up, not even for a mesa. Long story short, just get the pedal. It has a noisegate, basically 3 eq's (if you include your amp), and tons of effects. I play alternative metal music (Sevendust, Killswitch Engage, etc.) and from cleans to beefy full distortion sounds this pedal kicks.

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          5.0

          BEST GUITAR MULTI EFFECTS PEDAL

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          By CTROCK

          from Houston Texas

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            this is the best guitar multi guitar effect pedal for the money. have alot of great distortion sound. check out my video.

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            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!

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