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Gig, practice, and compose with this multi-faceted multi-effects processor.

The DigiTech RP355 is a guitar multi-effect pedal that gives you 126 amps, cabinets, stompboxes, and effects in a single unit. Use the DigiTech RP355 pedal to create virtually any sound you want, just like the pros. With USB streaming audio and Cubase LE4, the RP355 modeling pedal easily records directly to your computer with sound so good people will think that your song was recorded in a major studio.

Effects

Volume/Wah Models based on:

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

Compressor/Limiter Models based on:

DigiTech Compressor
Boss* CS-2
MXR DynaComp*

Pickup Simulators:

Single Coil > Humbucker
Humbucker > Single Coil

Acoustic Simulators based on:

Dreadnaught Acoustic
Jumbo Acoustic

Noise Gate/Auto Swells:

DigiTech Noise Gate
DigiTech Auto Swell

Chorus Effects based on:

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

Flanger Effects based on:

DigiTech Flanger
DigiTech Triggered Flanger
MXR Flanger
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress*

Phaser Effects based on:

DigiTech Phaser
DigiTech Triggered Phaser
MXR Phase 100
Electro Harmonix Small Stone

Pitch Effects based on:

DigiTech Whammy
DigiTech Pitch Shift
DigiTech Detune
DigiTech IPS
Boss OC-2 Octaver*

Vibrato/Rotary Effects based on:

DigiTech Vibrato
DigiTech Rotary
DigiTech Vibro/Pan
Uncord Univibe*

Tremolo Effects based on:

DigiTech Tremolo
DigiTech Panner
Fender Opto Tremolo*
Vox Bias Tremolo*

Envelope/Special Effects based on:

DigiTech Envelope Filter
DigiTech Auto Ya
DigiTech YaYa
DigiTech Synth Talk
DigiTech Step Filter
DOD FX25
Equalization
4 band EQ

Delays based on:

DigiTech Analog Delay
Boss DM-2 Analog Delay
DigiTech Digital Delay
DigiTech Modulated Delay
DigiTech Pong Delay
DigiTech Tape Delay
Maestro* EP-2
Echoplex Tape Echo*

Reverbs based on:

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

Amps 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 BlackBass
DigiTech Bright Clean
DigiTech Brownsound
DigiTech Chunk
DigiTech Clean Tube
DigiTech Dark Metal
DigiTech High Gain
DigiTech Metal
DigiTech Monster
DigiTech Solo
DigiTech Stoner Rock
DigiTech Tweedface
DigiTech 2101 Clean Tube
DigiTech 2101 Saturated Tube

Distortion Stompboxes based on:

Arbiter Fuzz Face
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
Demeter Fuzzulator
DigiTech Death Metal
DigiTech Grunge
DigiTech Redline Overdrive
DOD 250 Overdrive/Preamp
DOD Classic Fuzz
DOD Gonkulator Ring Modulator
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff π
Guyatone Overdrive OD-2
Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer
Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer
MXR Distortion +
ProCo Rat
Roger Mayer Octavia
Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive

Cabinet Types based on:

'57 Fender* Tweed Champ 1x8"
'57 Fender Tweed Deluxe Reverb * 1x12"
'65 Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb* 1x12"
'57 Fender Blonde Bassman* 2x12"
'65 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb * 2x12"
'63 Vox* AC30 Top Boost w/Jensen Blue Backs 2x12"
'59 Fender Tweed Bassman* 4x10"
Marshall 1969 Straight w/Celestion* G12-T70 4x12"
Marshall 1969 Slant w/Celestion 25WGreenbacks* 4x12"
Hiwatt Custom w/Fane* Speakers 4x12"
Johnson Straight w/Celestion Vintage 30's 4x12"
'96 VHT Slant w/Celestion* Vintage 30's 4x12"
DigiTech Solo 4x12
DigiTech Bright 2x12
DigiTech Metal 4x12
DigiTech Rock 4x12
DigiTech Alt 4x12
DigiTech Vintage 4x12

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
  • 126 Amps, cabinets, stompboxes and effects
  • 34 Amp/Acoustic Types
  • 18 Cabinet Types
  • Lexicon Reverbs
  • 30 Tone and 30 Effects Libraries
  • 140 presets (70 factory, 70 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
  • Independent Balanced XLR Left and Right Outputs
  • Amp / Mixer switch optimizes 1/4" outputs for amps and mixers
  • Stereo 1/8" headphone output
  • Stereo 1/8" Aux Input
  • Learn-A-Lick Phrase Trainer
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Durable die-cast chassis
  • Built-in expression pedal
  • Power supply included
SPECIFICATIONS

RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

  • 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: 70 User / 70 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
  • XLR Outputs:
  • Impedance: 1K Ohms balanced
  • Maximum Output level: +16 dBu
  • Headphone Output:
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Maximum Output level: 13.6 mW / channel
  • Power Requirements
  • USA/Canada: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
  • 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: 12.875" x 8.375" 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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DigiTechRP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (12)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Compact (9)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (3)
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    • Experienced (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

For best results, use a clean amp

I've used almost every device in the Digitech RP series over the last 10 years. First things first: this device models amplifiers. For best results, don't plug the output from this box into...Read complete review

I've used almost every device in the Digitech RP series over the last 10 years. First things first: this device models amplifiers. For best results, don't plug the output from this box into a guitar amp, which is like running the output from one guitar amp into another; use a keyboard amp, a powered PA speaker, or a PA. You want an amp that will take the RP's output and make it louder, period, NOT an amp that will add its own color on top of whatever the RP is doing. The advantage of this approach is that you can take the RP anywhere, plug it into a PA, and get EXACTLY the sound you expect. For players who travel on airplanes, this is as close to perfection as you will find.

In general, the RP355 sounds terrific. Its modulation FX (especially the pitch shifter and whammy), delays, and reverbs are best in class at this price point. I wish it were possible to use more than one modulation effect at a time (for example, pitch shifter + chorus or rotary speaker), and I also wish the FX could be re-ordered in the chain (as can be done on the Zoom G3, for example), but that's about all I miss. What's here produces powerful, complex tones that stand out in a mix and onstage. I haven't carried an amp or a pedal board to a gig in years; I just bring the RP, plug it into the PA, and get to work. And let me tell you, the sound techs on my gigs just LOVE this box. It makes their job very, very easy.

The ideal way to use this device in performance is to set up the tones you plan to use, song by song, side-by-side in the user presets section. It takes time to complete this setup, but when you're done you have a setup that can make enormous changes in your sound instantly with one footpress--something that a chain of single-purpose pedals could never do. If you use a looper in your performances, setting up your tones in this way makes it easy to build huge loops with complementary sounds.

There's a lot of great gear out there, and I would never claim that this device is the only way to get a great sound onstage and in studio. But the RP355 offers terrific value for money, sounds great, and works reliably. The delays, reverbs, and pitch FX alone would cost 3-4x the price of this device if purchased separately. Most musicians will find that the RP355 is a very economical tool that instantly adds a lot of power to any rig.

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Digitech RP 355

I have owned this pedal for about two years now. It is a pretty awsome pedal for the effects you can get out of it and it does have alot of great amps and...Read complete review

I have owned this pedal for about two years now. It is a pretty awsome pedal for the effects you can get out of it and it does have alot of great amps and presets on it. My biggest thing here is that these are ojnly imitations of something so much greater. I mean sure you can use this to try and get the god like crunch like you can get out of a marshall but after using this pedal and then plugging straight into a Marshall or a fender frontman i think it would be safer to go with those. I mean you can come close but it takes hours of tedious knob turning and i can never get it to sound right at gigs. Im only keeping it for the effects. Oh and after i got a crybaby i quit using the expression pedal because there is just such an obvious difference. Get the real deal. Dont waste Money here. Good maybe for some people but im a blues man and this just cant cut it

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For best results, use a clean amp

By lightninrick

from Newtown, CT

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Great Fx And Amp Models
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Fx Order Is Fixed

Best Uses

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

Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I've used almost every device in the Digitech RP series over the last 10 years. First things first: this device models amplifiers. For best results, don't plug the output from this box into a guitar amp, which is like running the output from one guitar amp into another; use a keyboard amp, a powered PA speaker, or a PA. You want an amp that will take the RP's output and make it louder, period, NOT an amp that will add its own color on top of whatever the RP is doing. The advantage of this approach is that you can take the RP anywhere, plug it into a PA, and get EXACTLY the sound you expect. For players who travel on airplanes, this is as close to perfection as you will find.

In general, the RP355 sounds terrific. Its modulation FX (especially the pitch shifter and whammy), delays, and reverbs are best in class at this price point. I wish it were possible to use more than one modulation effect at a time (for example, pitch shifter + chorus or rotary speaker), and I also wish the FX could be re-ordered in the chain (as can be done on the Zoom G3, for example), but that's about all I miss. What's here produces powerful, complex tones that stand out in a mix and onstage. I haven't carried an amp or a pedal board to a gig in years; I just bring the RP, plug it into the PA, and get to work. And let me tell you, the sound techs on my gigs just LOVE this box. It makes their job very, very easy.

The ideal way to use this device in performance is to set up the tones you plan to use, song by song, side-by-side in the user presets section. It takes time to complete this setup, but when you're done you have a setup that can make enormous changes in your sound instantly with one footpress--something that a chain of single-purpose pedals could never do. If you use a looper in your performances, setting up your tones in this way makes it easy to build huge loops with complementary sounds.

There's a lot of great gear out there, and I would never claim that this device is the only way to get a great sound onstage and in studio. But the RP355 offers terrific value for money, sounds great, and works reliably. The delays, reverbs, and pitch FX alone would cost 3-4x the price of this device if purchased separately. Most musicians will find that the RP355 is a very economical tool that instantly adds a lot of power to any rig.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Digitech RP355

Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

Just buy this thing. You"ll have a blast.................
I just recieved this the other day and, all I can say is WOW! Everything about this unit is superb. Right out of the box and, into your amp instant playing, the factory presets are done very well and, if you want to tweak them you have just as many user presets to do anything that your heart desires but the really cool thing is that you cannot make a mistake because the factory presets will always be there. The Xedit feature that will let you go to your PC and, make changes to the programs is super easy and, fast, plus you can hear the changes instantly! I am not a knob twiddler because when on stage I want instant results with the touch of a foot pedal and, this unit will do just that. Make your changes at home and set up your programs before you take this to the gig and, just enjoy. I also love the fact that you can name your user made presets and assign them to any user number that you want. The stompbox feature is an added plus in that you can add or remove effects to any preset that you have selected. There are so many features built into this unit that at first it appears to be mind boggling but all you have to do is look at the manual and, just work with this finely made unit and, it just becomes a breeze. I have tried other single pedals and, multi effects pedals and, this one is so far ahead of the rest that there really is not any one out there that compares feature wise,sound,and, quality. I also have a Digitech Harmony Man that I feel equally good about but, when I was going through presets not only was there a harmony and, an octave preset but also a whammy preset, Unbelieveable! I have just realized that I could on and on about this unit, so just get this thing and enjoy! you'll love it!
Built like a tank and, looks very professional.
For the features that are in this unit it is a steal!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good deal for price. Not made in USA. Those two usually go together.

By Nathan Burch

from Cleveland, OH, USA

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Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I bought the RP355 online, in part, because I thought it was made in the USA, as the misleading product photo shows. It's not; the device that arrived in the mail read "Made in China." ******* I have owned this pedal for 14 months. One of its great advantages is that it is computer friendly. Definitely get a USB cable with it. Unlike the Boss line of ME pedals, it can interface with Windows or a Mac but it's hard to edit this pedal as a standalone device. Beating Boss, however, is your ability to tinker with preset sounds on your computer and then save your changes. The software replicates the pedal on your monitor and you can twist the "dials" and levels this way and that to craft your sounds. It's even simple to create a backup of all your presets on your computer. Once, I had to reset the device back to its default because the expression pedal quit working, and five minutes later, I had all my hours worth of editing presets right back on the device. It was easy. You won't be able to do any of this without the USB cable which you need to purchase separately (I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z5M1/ref=oh_o03_s00_i00_details). Many of the presets will appeal to your playing style. They are a good mix of sounds and genres. However, that also means, like me, you probably won't use a bunch of the presets. There are two banks, one with the factory presets, the other bank an exact mirror of the factory presets which you can edit to your own particular style, modifying the factory preset or creating a new preset from the ground up. You can even rename presets and you'll see your names (up to six letters or so) on the digital readout. I think that's kind of cool. Also, you can reorder the presets and put, say, your favorite eight sounds and banks 1-8. I found that to be super useful. The looper is decent and great for jamming at home but I soon discovered it robs this device of a bit of its functionality: for example, once you start looping, you can't switch between amp A and amp B and you can't enter stomp mode. After I got a separate looping device, I could really unlock this device. Another problem is that it is kind of ugly and there is a lot of wasted space on the top. My friend plays an ME-70, and looks-wise, it puts this thing to shame. The little rubber pads on the bottom began falling off after about 9 months of so of light use around the house. The expression pedal is pretty cool but probably pale in comparison to most standalone pedals. I just ordered a wah pedal to open things up a bit. My final beef: some of the sounds get kind of digital sounding. I guess that is the trade of from spending the thousands of dollars it would take to have all these sounds through little pedals versus dropping a small fee on the RP 355. And finally, despite its shortcomings, I plan to use this puppy for a while yet. It can really make your guitar sing without robbing it of its identity.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Digitech RP 355 Multi-Effects Pedal

By robby deluca

from Beckley, WV

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Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I love this pedal, and it is a very good product (as are all from Digitech), but if you want a pedal that doesn't copy amps, I would recommend that you go with the RP1000, mostly because you can just press one button and turn the amp feature off. But other than that slight complaint, I love this pedal, and I can't wait to see what it sounds like when I grab the new Marshall JVM amp that I'll be using for gigging. I would recommend this pedal, both as a guitarist, and a longtime Digitech user.
This pedal has all of the features that an up-and-coming musician could possibly want. High quality amps, cabs, and distortions make this a perfect pedal for a progressive rock (not metal) player. With the amount of amps on here, it is very versitile if you plug your headphones in, and you can jam. It also runs very well behind my Marshall MG-30FX amp.
This pedal holds very high quality for the price. I get no noise from this pedal at all, and it is equipped with true bypass, making it by far the best pedal I've ever owned. This pedal is also built like a tank. I could drop it down a flight of stairs and it would come out unscathed (That doesn't mean I'm going to.) The pedal can also mimic some very famous tones. I've perfectly copied the tones of early Rush, The Beatles, Zakk Wylde, and even ZZ Top. This pedal can do all the musical styles I want, but still keep the integrity of my own sound.
For the price, I would take this over any other pedal any day. The way it plays and the way the user interface works, I'll have this pedal in my rig for a long time.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

RP355

By Roller,BrandX

from Kansas City, Mo.

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Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I play every weekend and I have used the RP355 for several years now. Our group plays a wide range of styles (funk, rock, blues, country, etc.) I can't say enough good things about this unit. I think the sounds are spot on. Built like a tank. I no longer use an amp, I go direct into the mix. Uses less space on stage in small to med. clubs. I really like the acoustic simulator patch. Just a little adjusting for my own taste on the patches and play, play, play. The display is bright for the patches and tuner. Just give it a try and see for yourself.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great pedal....too confusing

By stickboyd

from Merrimac MA.

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Really User Friendly

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

sometimes i would get stuck on a preset and couldn't go to another in this case i would have to reset it and loose all my personal preset tones

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

RP355 Review

By clint

from undisclosed

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Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:


It has all the necessary building blocks for a wide variety of guitar tones to cover any working situation. The ability to run an XLR line out to the mixing board means you can blend the miked/direct signal through the PA (or get you through a show if your amp goes down in the middle of a gig). The Learn-A-Lick function and built-in drum machine make it an excellent instructional tool and the up-to 20 second looping capability open up new possibilities for solo/duo gigs. After reading the manual, programming is very user-friendly and making changes at the show (even between songs!) is almost as easy as adjusting a setting on a stompbox. The compact size makes it easy to put in a suitcase for an out-of-town show. For the price it's worth it to buy a backup just in case it goes down for any reason.
Build quality is very good, as are the amp and effect models. Once you get into the adjusting and tweaking of the basic guitar sounds (for me, clean, crunch rhythm and solo boost) you can cover an entire evening without having to tap dance on your pedalboard the whole time
Excellent value for the price, high quality sounds right out of the box and the capability of creating and storing your own sounds make this a great choice for the working musician and student as well.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Completely Satisfied

By Takman

from TX

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Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

If this broke or got stolen, I would definitely buy another. It pretty much meets all my needs in one single unit. I don't want to lug around a bunch of pedals, buy a drum machine or looper, and get a separate USB recording interface. This does it all.
It's hard to believe you get all these features for the price. I used to own the RP150 and was excited to upgrade to a 20 sec looper, "learn a lick" tool for learning fast solos, and of course the foot pedal--which I found to be surprisingly smooth and sturdy. I owned a previous volume/expression pedal (Dunlop GCB-80) and it was the clankiest, jerkiest pedal. Maybe I haven't used a "pro" expression pedal but I can't imagine any better than this. You can even set a minimum and maximum toe and heel volume, as well as assign ANY effect or parameter to it--such as pre or post effect volume, distortion, wah, etc.

A huge feature for me is the ability to set the onboard delay in milliseconds. The other lower models require you to use X-Edit software. Having it immediately tweakable is hugely convenient since I'm a big U2 fan. Even the Vox AC30 amp model sounds great which gives me a great sound like The Edge. This very same sound is perfect for most church worship bands too.

The amp A/B toggle switch was designed so that you can switch amp, EQ and volume settings without having to change patch and thus it gets rid of the latency/delay issue. This is useful when you want an extra boost for a solo. Amp A can be used to clean and amp B for solo. Just realize that if you want to switch effects in the middle of a song, the amp A/B feature won't work. You would need to make a whole new patch. I will say that I hardly noticed any latency/delay in patch changes! I don't know if they improved it or what, but it's something I recently discovered. This might make me stop using the amp A/B toggle entirely. You also get "stomp mode" which is handy if the song you're playing uses 2 or more effects. Some people complain that it's hard to activate stomp mode since you have to press 2 switches together, but I only found this to be a problem when barefoot. If you're wearing shoes, it always works.

I also love how you can save your presets with names (up to 6 characters). Really useful once you start using up the 70 slots. And finally I noticed the chromatic tuner is a lot more accurate than their previous series. It doesn't wobble as much, giving you a quicker tune when you are rushed for time.

I haven't used the balanced XLR outputs but I intentionally bought this RP355 for that feature, knowing I might play in a church band sooner or later. Can't say how it sounds through a PA system just yet.
For my non-elite ear, I don't hear any imperfections. People say digital processors are fake-sounding but I can't tell the difference. Especially when I'm using the delay effects, it's such a rich, thick sound. Even the distortions have a nice growl to them--and that's coming from a telecaster that I use. The build of the RP355 is sturdy. It doesn't slide around. When you use the expression pedal it doesn't tilt. Most of the unit is metal except for the stomp switches which are plastic. I've only owned it for 2 months and so far no problems. I don't expect any since I owned the lower RP150 for over 3 years with no problems.
Take a look around. There's no other comparison in the price range.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Buyer Beware

By ZeroFalls

from WI

Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

I bought a new RP250 at this site no more that 3 years ago. Digitech no longer supports it leaving me to believe the halflife of any digitech support is about 1 year. I cant upgrade the firmware, use xedit or install windows drivers because the software on the digitech support page for this "discontinued product" does not contain a ".exe" Let the Buyer Beware

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good multi-effects pedal

By Carl Hale

from Kentucky

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Comments about DigiTech RP355 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

This is my opinionative review after owning the Rp355 after 5 monthsIt is a very good multi-effects pedal...possibly one of the more simple and effective pedals out there. Features-5: I give features a 5 because...wow...even after 5 months im STILL trying to customize my own tones. From amp models, to cabinet models...to even being able to choose whether or not you want Single Coil pickup tones, or Humbucker. Its has tons of effects and sounds. Quality-4.5: Its made of die-cast...so its very road-worthy and hardy. The footswitch is very good and responds well, the LEDs havnt ran out yet, i hear no hiccups in sound whatsoever even when playing max volume and from what i can tell, you could probably throw the thing off a cliff and it would survive.Value-4: If i had to chance to go back in time and buy it again...i MIGHT. For 200$, your not gonna find a better multi-effects pedal, but also for 200$ you could buy several other things that give WAY better tones (new pickups for example). One of this pedals biggest downfalls, is how digital it sounds...yes, VERY digital. Aside from that, very good pedal.Overall-4.5: This is probably the best multi-effect pedal on the market price-wise. It has 70 default preset tones, and you can custom each one to your liking...it has almost everything you need on a good modelling pedal. It has a decent wah-wah sound (not like a actual Crybaby wah, but it works), great phasers, good tremolo sounds, almost spot on analog delay effects and well over 150 other things you could add to your guitar tone.After 5 months, i am very pleased with the Digitech Rp355. I will certainly use it until either i stop, or it does lol. I would easily recommend it to a friend (which i have, on multiple occasions) and i would MORE THAN LIKELY...buy it again if it brokeI hope my review helped, i bought when i heard about it from a friend...and i was pleasantly surprised.

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