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DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

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Adds the versatility of an expression pedal to its powerful processing.

The DigiTech RP255 is a guitar multi-effect processor that models 94 amps, cabinets, stompboxes, and effects. Use the DigiTech RP255 pedal to get virtually any sound you want, just like the pros. With USB streaming audio and Cubase LE4, the DigiTech RP255 pedal easily records directly to your computer with sounds so good people will think you used a major studio.

Effects


Volume/Wahs based on:

Volume Pedal
DigiTech Full Range
Dunlop Cry Baby* Wah
Vox Clyde McCoy Wah*

Compressor/Limiters based on:

DigiTech Compressor
Boss* CS-2

Pickup Simulators:

Single Coil > Humbucker
Humbucker > Single Coil

Acoustic Simulators based on:

Dreadnought Acoustic

Noise Gate/Auto Swells:

DigiTech Noise Gate
DigiTech Auto Swell

Chorus Effects based on:

Boss *CE-2 Chorus
DigiTech Dual Chorus
DigiTech Multi Chorus

Flanger Effects based on:

DigiTech Flanger
MXR Flanger
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress*

Phaser Effects based on:

DigiTech Phaser

Pitch Effects based on:

DigiTech Whammy
DigiTech Pitch Shift
DigiTech Detune
DigiTech Harmony

Vibrato/Rotary Effects based on:

DigiTech Vibrato
DigiTech Rotary
DigiTech Vibro/Pan
Tremolo Effects based on:
DigiTech Tremolo
DigiTech Panner

Envelope/Special Effects based on:

DigiTech Envelope Filter
DigiTech Auto Ya
DigiTech YaYa
DigiTech Synth Talk
DigiTech Step Filter
Equalization
3 band EQ

Delays based on:

DigiTech Analog Delay
DigiTech Digital Delay
DigiTech Modulated Delay
DigiTech Pong Delay
DigiTech Tape Delay

Reverbs based on

Fender Twin Reverb*
Lexicon Ambience
Lexicon Studio
Lexicon Room
Lexicon Hall
EMT* 240 Plate

Amplifiers based on:

'57 FenderTweed Champ*
'57 Fender Tweed Deluxe*
'59 FenderTweed Bassman*
'65 Fender Blackface* Twin Reverb*
'65 Fender Blackface*Deluxe Reverb*
'65 Marshall "JTM-45*
'68 Marshall 100 Watt Super Lead* (plexi)
'68 Marshall* Jump Panel
'77 Marshall Master Volume*
'83 Marshall*JCM800
'93 Marshall* JCM900
'62 Vox* AC15
'63 Vox* AC30 Top Boost
'69 Hiwatt* Custom 100 DR103
'81 Mesa/Boogie* Mark II C
'01 Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier*
'96 Matchless* HC30
'88 Soldano* SLO-100
DigiTech Bright Clean
DigiTech Clean Tube
DigiTech High Gain
DigiTech Metal
DigiTech Solo


Distortion Stompboxes based on:

Arbiter Fuzz Face
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
DigiTech Death Metal
DigiTech Grunge
DOD 250 Overdrive/Preamp
DOD Gonkulator Ring Modulator
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff ?
Guyatone Overdrive OD-2
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer
MXR Distortion +
ProCo Rat

All specifications subject to change. DigiTech, X-Edit, Production Modeling, Grunge, Death Metal, Jimi Hendrix Artist Series Pedal, DOD, Gonkulator, DigiTech Whammy, Multi Chorus, Auto Ya, YaYa, Synth Talk, Lexicon, Johnson Amplification and AudioDNA are trademarks of Harman International Industries Inc. *Other product names modeled in this product are trademarks of their respective companies that do not endorse and are not associated or affiliated with DigiTech or Harman International Industries, Inc. ADA Flanger, Arbiter Fuzz Face, Boss CE-2 Chorus, Boss CS-2, Boss DM-2, Boss DS-1, Boss Metal Zone, Boss OC-2 Octaver, Boss OD-1, Boss SD-1, Celestion, Carvin Legacy, Demeter Fuzzulator, Dunlop Cry Baby, EH Big Muff ?, EH Electric Mistress, EH Small Clone, EH Small Stone, EMT 240 Plate, Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb, Fender Blackface Twin Reverb, Fender Blonde Bassman, Fender Brownface Bassman, Fender Opto Tremolo, Fender Tweed Bassman, Fender Tweed Champ, Fender Tweed Deluxe, Fender Twin Reverb, Fulltone OCD Overdrive, Gibson GA-40, Guyatone Overdrive, Hiwatt, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Jensen Blue Backs, Laney Supergroup, Maestro EP-2, Marshall, Marshall JTM-45, Marshall Jump Panel, Marshall Master Volume, Marshall Super Lead, Matchless, Matchless Chieftain, Mesa/Boogie, .22 Caliber, Mark II, Mark IV, Dual Rectifier, Triple Rectifier, MXR, MXR Distortion +, MXR DynaComp, MXR Flanger, MXR Phase 100, Orange OR120, Peavey 5150, ProCo Rat, Randall HT-100, Roger Mayer Octavia, Roland JC-120, Soldano, Sunn 100S, TC Electronic Chorus, Unicord Uni-Vibe, VHT Amplification, Voodoo Labs Analog Chorus, Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive, Vox, Vox Bias Tremolo, Vox Clyde McCoy Wah, and Vox Top Boost are trademarks or trade names of other manufacturers and were used merely to identify products whose sounds were reviewed in the creation of this product. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

FEATURES
  • 20 Second looper
  • 94 Amps, cabinets, stompboxes and effects
  • 24 Amp/Acoustic Types
  • 15 Cabinet Types
  • Lexicon Reverbs
  • 30 Tone and 30 Effects Libraries
  • 120 presets (60 factory, 60 user)
  • Cubase LE4 recording software included
  • Up to 5 seconds of delay time
  • 24-bit 44.1kHz sample rate
  • 60 High quality drum patterns
  • 2 x 2 USB audio streaming
  • USB editing via DigiTech X-Edit
  • Independent 1/4" Left and Right Outputs
  • Amp/Mixer switch to engage speaker cabinet model
  • Stereo 1/8" headphone output
  • Stereo 1/8" Aux Input
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Durable die-cast chassis
  • Built-in expression pedal
  • Power supply included
SPECIFICATIONS
General Specifications
  • A/D Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
  • D/A Converter: 24-bit high performance audio
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz throughout
  • DSP Section: 1 Audio DNA2 DSP Processor
  • Simultaneous Effects: 11
  • Preset Memory: 60 User / 60 Factory Presets
  • Drum Machine: 60 High Quality Patterns
Analog Input Connections
  • Guitar Input:
  • Impedance: 500K Ohms
  • Maximum input signal: 8 dBu
Analog Output Connections
  • Line Output:
  • Impedance: 500 Ohms unbalanced / 2K Ohms balanced
  • Maximum Output level: +10dBu
  • Headphone Output:
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Maximum Output level: 13.6 mW / channel
Power Requirements
  • USA/Canada: 120 VAC, 60 H
  • Adapter: PS0913B-120
  • Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz Adapter: PS0913B-100
  • Europe: 230 VAC, 50 Hz Adapter: PS0913B-230
  • UK: 240 VAC, 50Hz Adapter: PS0913B-240
USB Specifications
  • USB: 2.0 compliant
  • Audio streaming: 2 channels to computer, 2 channels from computer
  • Sample rate: 44.1 kHZ
Size/Weight
  • Unit Dimensions: 14" x 8.5" x 2.5" (W x H x D)
Windows Software Requirements
  • Vista Home/Premium, XP Home/Professional (SP 2 installed, .NET Framework 2.0* installed)
  • 800 MHz processor speed (1.2 GHz recommended)
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • *.NET 2.0 will be installed during installation of X-Edit software if required on XP systems
Mac Software Requirements
  • OS 10.4.x, 10.5
  • PowerPC or Intel G4, G5 processor 800 MHz (1.2 GHz recommended)
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
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DigiTechRP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (9)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Performances (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

RP 255 Rocks

Like I said before it's such a good unit it needs the old sheetmetal case.
So here's a my review. I've been playing on and off proffessionally for 27 years.
This...Read complete review

Like I said before it's such a good unit it needs the old sheetmetal case.
So here's a my review. I've been playing on and off proffessionally for 27 years.
This thing has every single feature you will ever need to get everything from melodic metal distortions,to shimmering glassy cleans. I found out setting it up into the clean channel of my peavey transtube 2x12 what I liked eq wise was the mixer/amp switch should always be set to mixer!!! Then you'll need to crank your bottom end on your amp and on the unit becareful with the mids ands highs on the 255's eq section because they're hotter then blazes. I would recomend for guitar using the twin reverb it's a very accurate repesentation of an old spring twin reverb. Getting clean and dirty patches balanced out after you write them will require somewhat of a learning curve,but all these units do. For the price the only reason I'm not giving Digitech a 10 on this one is the things so sweet I think they shoud have put it in a sheet meatal case.
tonyo.
Sheet metal case please.
This is all you'll need live and in the studio.Read the manual ignore the naysayers.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

A big disappointment because Cube won't work......

I bought this unit and the Digitech processor works great, with a wide variety of nice sounds and tone, so it's a very nice unit. The Xedit software that can be downloaded from...Read complete review

I bought this unit and the Digitech processor works great, with a wide variety of nice sounds and tone, so it's a very nice unit. The Xedit software that can be downloaded from Digitech for controlling the unit is great too. The enclosed Cubase software is another story entirely. The problem is that THE SOFTWARE WILL NOT RUN. This is because, after making you install some verification software and registering on the Steinberg site, you are required to enter a "Soft elicenser number" to activate the Cubase software. The problem is I don't have this number, and the only number on the installation disc is not even the right format. I have e-mailed Musicians Friend technical support and they said contact Steinberg. I submitted the technical support form to Steinberg and got an out of office email from someone in Germany that said the person responsible for answering my question is out of the office until 12/4/10. The included Cubase software is one of the biggest reasons I bought the RP-255 processor; since it doesn't work and I can't get any technical support I have to return it. In other words I could get no technical support at all. So if you are looking for a guitar processor only I would recommend the RP-255 but if you expect to be able to record with it using Cubase you will be very disappointed since you will not be able to do this. I am going to return this today and get the Boss unit, which is similar to the RP-255 but has Cakewalk instead of Cubase for recording.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

RP 255 Rocks

By Tony Ocello

from TRUMANSBURG,NY

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Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

Like I said before it's such a good unit it needs the old sheetmetal case.
So here's a my review. I've been playing on and off proffessionally for 27 years.
This thing has every single feature you will ever need to get everything from melodic metal distortions,to shimmering glassy cleans. I found out setting it up into the clean channel of my peavey transtube 2x12 what I liked eq wise was the mixer/amp switch should always be set to mixer!!! Then you'll need to crank your bottom end on your amp and on the unit becareful with the mids ands highs on the 255's eq section because they're hotter then blazes. I would recomend for guitar using the twin reverb it's a very accurate repesentation of an old spring twin reverb. Getting clean and dirty patches balanced out after you write them will require somewhat of a learning curve,but all these units do. For the price the only reason I'm not giving Digitech a 10 on this one is the things so sweet I think they shoud have put it in a sheet meatal case.
tonyo.
Sheet metal case please.
This is all you'll need live and in the studio.Read the manual ignore the naysayers.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review Digi-tech RP255

By Timothy Blackweasel

from Browning, Montana

Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

Well havn't got the opportunity to test the water only had it for a few weeks but I have faith in this pedal I did have a Zoom 505II but this blows it a way, the only dislike I have is the UPS delivered it to wrong place so they had to resend it... but rather then that I like this pedal.
Well I was do for a new pedal, and by reading the reviews and listning to samples on youtube sounded pretty good. Well I received it and it was like Christmas for me all over again, was a little confused at first but after reading the manual and doing a little twicking around actually it is simple to operate. Sunds good, feels right good peadal for the price....
Well construction seems to be sturdy, expression pedal seems to work fine, the overall quality of this pedal is very well built and the sound quality is great. There was thought when they created this pedal....
149.99 ??? is a know brainer

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Effects Pedal

By Justin Nichols

from Central Georgia

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Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I am worship leader in the band I'm in, and I sing and play acoustic and electric. For what I do the pedal is AMAZING!! I probably wouldn't suggest it for someone who is constantly changing effects, such as a lead guitarist, because of there only being two buttons, but if you only use about 3 or so effects in one song then its great.
With me playing both acoustic and electric I had to find a pedal that sounded great with both instruments, which was a challenge, but this one is great. It has a plethora of effects for electric and what makes me extremely happy about the pedal is that it has an AWESOME sounding acoustic setting. The factory setting is great, but with just a few tweaks then you can take a cheaper guitar and make it sound like a Taylor or Martin(such is my case).
If you are looking for a great pedal for an even better price then this is definitely the one!! Unless you just want to look all big and bad or you are someone that uses several effects in one song then I wouldn't suggest wasting money on a bigger pedal. I've had lots of people come up to me and ask several questions about my pedal and say they wish they had it. This pedal is great!!
It has a great vast of effects to choose from. If you can't find the right sound then you aren't trying hard enough or don't know how to use the pedal. It has great customization, and is easy to use. Just about any sound is possible using this pedal. I like how the buttons do not make loud clicking noises when you use them. The expression pedal's movement is just right; not too hard, yet not too soft. The looper is really fun to mess around with. The built in tuner is a great thing to have and works great. It has two outputs with I havent really gotten the chance to use but it seems like it would be good. The ability to change the sound output to be safe for an amp or mixer is great. Sound people love that because it wont mess up their boards. The pedal has great features.
When you hold it you can tell it's constructed from sturdy materials, not because it's heavy but because it feels solid. The knobs don't fall apart after a little usage, nor does any other part. I'm only giving it a 9 because I've only had it for about 5 months or so, though I have used it A LOT in that time period, but I havent had it quite long enough for a great test in my opinion. But I think it will last.
Compared to other pedals with the same capability, it's is DIRT CHEAP.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

RP255 Technicle Advice

By LightningEckel

from Arlington Texas

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Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

Great
I would recommend reading the manual. restoring the default factory settings.
and setting the wah, valume pedal on and off to your pressure setting first. Then
adj all the presets to the same volume level in the editing of amplifier volume
preset. I tweek the distortion and effects to my liking and name it to whatever song
or band name that seems fit, its a great tool if used properly. I would recommend
playing through a tube amp for some really pretty sounds. The headphone sounds
a little harsh so I would suggest you dont judge the unit on just the headphones
but the overall package. very good design, very user friendly once you understand
the unit, please take your time..I know a lot of "Artist`s" who get frustrated by technology
I am one of them, but a freind of mine told me not to give up.
Great
Great

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Nice but not for stage

By Guy Smith

from San Francisco, CA

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Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

After raking through all the customer reviews and prices, I started toward the Digitech RP255 (against your advice, I know, but it really did cover all the bases). However the gizmo had two serious defects.

First were the two small and barely separated switches. My big-old cowboy boots kept smashing both at once, which sent the device into bypass or tuner mode (Digitech seriously tried to squeeze too much functionality into to few switches).

The more serious design defect was that one switch scrolled up the list of 60 presets and the other scrolled down. I looked in the manual and could find no way of merely assigning one or the other switches to pop in/out of a present. There is no way anyone can scroll through these lists while on stage and find what they need quickly.

This two-switch hell is also manifested in getting out of the looper. The combination of pressing/holding the left switch to stop, clear and exit the looper is non-intuitive and clumsy.

Shame is that the rig sounds great. I plugged a Martin internal miced acoustic and was able to get lead sounds I expect from my Strat and a Marshal stack. The selection of amps, cabinets and effects are wide and the sounds are high quality. I suspect I can get what I want with the RP500, but Im not willing to spend the money.
Good effects, modeling.
A little flimsy feeling - not for serious performance work.
Good price/feature mix if you are not on stage (home, recording, etc).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not too good

By cj

from seneca sc

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Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

Had it for about a month and the pedal stopped working. Seems to be a common complaint for this item. Easy to figure out but not very durable.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

poor quality

By meza

from brooklyn, NY

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

the sound was good, but the pedal stop working and later the whole pedal stop working. I think ill try something else next time

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth it just for inspiration!

By Billsahokie

from Blacksburg, VA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    I have had so much fun with my RP255! It may not be something you would use for live performances due to the slower switching compared to more expensive stomp boxes and somewhat "plasticky" build, but dollar for dollar you'd be hard pressed to find more features in a single unit. If nothing else it inspires you to play, to explore and mainly to just have fun and isn't that what playing is all about! Worth every penny...

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this Pedal

    By Jack O. Heart

    from Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Amp Models spot on
    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Foot switches close

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    This is a great pedal for the money. I have been more then pleased with it. This pedal hooks to my laptop perfect. Recording at home with this is real easy. Sound level going into the PC is well balanced. I have used this pedal in performance on alot of shows. It performed great. This pedal is fun to create sounds and even learn about vintage amps. The amp models on this are spot on. They sound awsome. With this pedal it's like having a stack of vintage amps behind you to select from. It seems you can creat any guitar sound know to man with this. I have had this pedal for about 9 months. Can't say enough good things about it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's great if you want it to be

    By TD-Uvplm

    from Texas

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    Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    It's an improvement in every area from the older versions from Digitech. It's bigger and easier to edit with knobs instead of buttons. Be sure to do your sound edits through the amp you plan on using, not with the headphones, DUH! The tones can be edited as to EQ, gain, volume, etc., so you can set the output volume in each amp model and it also has a master volume knob. EQ, gain and volume are where I believe most users make the error in sound editing. You can make it as fat and bassy or as thin and ice-picky as you like, it's all there. If you back off the volume on the guitar the gain will clean up just like a pedal. If you want you can adjust the gain on the fly with the expression pedal, then you can still have the crunch at a lower volume. If you know what you want and know sound, you will be able to get it with this box. I edited mine through a Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb just to be sure. It is a little more mellow through that amp than a solid state, but it still holds up well through every solid state amp I tried, on the clean channel of course.The fact that you can name your presets sold me.One thing, the acoustic model is not good enough, but I have enough acoustic guitars to cover that anyway. I love pedals, I have two big boxes full of them, this can replace almost all of them. Don't judge this unit by the factory presets, find your own tone. If you need to do surf guitar I don't think you would be looking here anyway, you already have a Twin Reverb. It's very good enough for cover bands and that's a lot of people.Buy it, take the time to edit, and you'll be satisfied. This product is better than the people who buy it in most instances, know what I mean?

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome effects, but..

    By soph714

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    I love using this and when i first got it spent hours tweaking and creating my own sounds, its a wonderful tool. BUT, after about 2 years of owning it, it stopped working, after playing around with it, i deduced that the power cord was faulty, so i tried similar cords with same the same amps and volts, it turned on but didnt work, so i have yet to get a replacement cord, but i hope that does the trick

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is awesome man!

    By trainofconsequence

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    not only was this the first item i purchased on musicians friend but it was also my first effects pedal. this thing is awesome because it had unlimited sounds that you can create, you can even download custom presets online. its also awesome because when you record directly from it to a computer you get crystal clear sound. if you wondering on whether to get this or i advise you do, you wont regret it

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    RP 255

    By longtime player

    from N.H.

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    Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    I love this thing, great effects, great price, great sounds!!!!!!!
    Now that being said, I read the owners manual,4TIMES before i got it.
    My BEST SUGGESTION is,if you'r gonna buy one do the same. When it comes you'll know
    what there talking about, and save alot of time and frustration. (it's not hard to run, BUT you gotta KNOW HOW )........Great service from M.F. as usual great support from Digitech!!!!!!!!

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Awesome Pedal

    By charles benson

    from Texasa

    Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    This pedal is a major step up from my old GNX, I won't lie the lack of foot switches bugged me a while back but I use the expression pedal and I have a comparable tone for lead and rythym.
    Well first off the pedal looks great love the colouring and the metal casing. The sound quality is amazing the amp models are 99 percent spot on or close enough, compared to the older digitechs the tones on here are alot more organic. The amp models react alot like tubes especially when you roll the volume back it cleans up and if you play hard more gain. The fx are great like wise I could not be happier. If you are broke and want a cheap in expensive sounding pedal buy this the amps and cabs and fx that are modeled would cost my entire mortgage lol so buy this pedal its great for the guitarist on a budget. Oh yeah one other note leave the cab sim on without it the amp models have a fuzzy over tone
    Could use mre foot switches but hey for the price, not to shabby.
    Awesome sound and cosmetic qaulity.
    For what you pay for its worth the money.

     
    5.0

    If you could have only one...

    By Joe G.

    from Long Island, NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

      All multi effects processors struggle with making the programming interface simple -- especially given limited space. Digitech did a good job of providing intuitive editing of patches, but this is not something that can be done with your foot, so in that sense, you cannot make changes on the fly while your on stage. For stage use, you would have to program a handful of patches that cover the majority of your requirements and be able to switch through them in a logical sequence like Clean > Crunch > Distortion > Lead/Solo, etc.

      Off stage, the onboard programming interface is pretty easy to use, but I highly recommend the free PC software. It allows you to edit the RP255 via USB and it is amazingly simple to use (I run it on a mac). You can make changes on the PC while playing and instantly hear the results.

      The sound quality is excellent. The device is remarkably quiet, even with distortion patches. The variability between amp, speaker, and distortion choices is significant and the EQ has a dramatic effect, if necessary. I also find that the device responds nicely to dynamics allowing you to lighten your picking or roll back the volume to control overdrive and distortion.

      The looper is simple to use and works as advertised. It's obviously not as full-featured as a dedicated unit, but it's enough to hit a groove jam on it.

      The drum patches are limited and the sounds were a little thin. This is not something that I would recommend for anything other than practicing -- when you just need some background.

      I haven't fully explored the Wha capabilities. I think the key is to ensure that the Wha is a 100% of the mix otherwise the effect gets lost.

      I might be asking for a bit much at this price point, but one feature that I would like to see added is the ability to accept MIDI via the USB interface for the purposes of patch changes and accepting external clock for time-based effects like tremolo, delay, etc.

      I replaced a Behringer V-Amp3, and the RP255 is far superior. The expression pedal and the software interface alone would be enough, but the sounds, dynamics, and on-board programming interface all come together to make this a great processor.

      Bottom line: If you had to have one device, this is a great choice.

       
      4.0

      Excellent, versatile pedal

      By Bill

      from Pensacola Beach, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

        Multiple efx, excellent sound, complete control, sculptable. If you have room for one pedal, this is the best pedal for price versus use.

         
        4.0

        Solid/diverse pedal

        By ChuckP

        from Langhorne,PA

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • A Bit Complicated

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

        Seems solid and contains many options. A bit complicated for a newbie to affects pedals which I am. Still working through all the options.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome pedal

        By rivrisk01

        from Detroit,MI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        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 RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

          great deal for a foot pedal multi effect

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          nice multi-effects pedal

          By Steve Mansur

          from Baton Rouge, La

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

            i have really enjoyed using this pedal.

             
            4.0

            i like it!

            By the kimchikid

            from Seoul South Korea

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Sounds good its tuff
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Hard to navigate

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Good for recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about DigiTech RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

            its a good multi effects box its tuff and sounds ok but it is hard a heck to navagate and i wouldnt use it live

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