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DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal   

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The DigiTech RP55 is a guitar multi-effects pedal equipped with 11 amp models and 20 studio-quality effects. Up to 8 effects can be used at once for ...Read More

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The DigiTech RP55 is a guitar multi-effects pedal equipped with 11 amp models and 20 studio-quality effects. Up to 8 effects can be used at once for unimagined tonal possibilities. The DigiTech RP55 pedal is the easiest DigiTech RP product to use; simply dial up your choice of amps and preset effects settings.

The RP55 uses DigiTech's AudioDNA DSP chip to produce studio-class effects and amps. 24-bit A/D/A conversion ensures that no frequency response is lost between inputs and outputs. A drum machine with 30 patterns and an easy-to-use 13-LED chromatic tuner are also included.

Whether you're just starting in your quest for tone or need many choices, the DigiTech RP55 is the multi-effects pedal to fit your needs.

Small package, big punch.

FEATURES
  • 11 Amp Models
  • 5 Cabinets
  • 20 Studio Quality Effects, up to 8 at once
  • Built-in drum machine with 30 patterns
  • 40 User, 40 Factory Presets
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Expression pedal input for Whammy, Wah and Volume
  • Easy-to-read LED Display
  • Stereo Output doubles as headphone jack
  • Low-noise 24-bit analog digial converters
  • Runs on batteries or external power supply (Requires 6 AA batteries or DigiTech PS200R Power Supply sold separately)

Whether you're just starting in your quest for tone or need many choices, the RP55 fits your needs. Call or click to order now.

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DigiTechRP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Home studio (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

tone machine

The RP-55 has the potential to enhance the tonal quality of any knowledgable guitarist. This is especially true when this pedal is used IN STEREO! The output jack delivers true stereo separation when...Read complete review

The RP-55 has the potential to enhance the tonal quality of any knowledgable guitarist. This is especially true when this pedal is used IN STEREO! The output jack delivers true stereo separation when connected to two channels on a mixer (panned left and right) or two amps. You've got to know what settings favor your particular amp and guitar(s) too. Also, make sure each individual preset level and the master volume level are properly balanced. You don't want any excessive output differences between presets. Compare your amp's dry signal level (pedal bypassed) with the level of the pedal when it is turned on. Your presets should NOT be too much louder than your amp. Pickups a little noisy? Set the noise gate to G3 and don't go too heavy on the compression. Lastly, you don't have to use one of the amp models for every preset. Try using the pedal's effects with the amp modeling off. That way you can hear the effects with the natural sound of your amp. Once you've got about ten good presets dialed in, this pedal can be trusted at every gig.

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Okay but still junk

The more experience I gained using the RP55 the less I liked this purchase. It comes pre-programed with what I would call harsh noise effects rather than guitar effects. The micro switches mounted to...Read complete review

The more experience I gained using the RP55 the less I liked this purchase. It comes pre-programed with what I would call harsh noise effects rather than guitar effects. The micro switches mounted to the circuit board under the push buttons are extremely fragile and wear out in no time. The best thing about the RP55 is the 9v power pack that is optional. I just ordered a Vox to replace it.

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5.0

Had one for years; bought another!

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from SC

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Pros

  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    Been playing since the 60s / British invasion days. Finally bought one of these about 7 or 8 years ago. Took me this long to wear it out, so I ordered another. Great little unit to sweeten your amp up. I had several tones dialed in to my old one. Hope to emulate that again on this one. Can't beat the price!

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    4.0

    More useful than you'd think.

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    from KY

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    Pros

    • Cab Models Are Decent
    • Can Be Used With Fx Loop
    • Compact Design
    • Drum Machine
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Low Price
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Horrible Amp Modeling
    • Limited Eqing
    • No power supply included

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Beginner To Intermediate
    • Drum Machine Practice
    • Home Studio
    • In An Fx Loop
    • Minimize Big Pedal Board
    • On A Low Budget
    • Performances

    Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    I got this through another vender on sale. Musician Friend would of match the price, but I couldn't talk to an operator at the time so I got it elsewhere.

    Digital FX aren't always the best, but sometimes they can come in handy. I currently use a 7 band EQ as a signal boost through a Blackstar HT-40 and a noise gate. Both of these are in front of my amp.

    I'm not a big fan of most guitar FX, but there are a few I find useful that I could use through the FX loop on my amp like the extra noise gate, compressor/substainer, the extra 3 bands of EQ(though I wish it had a little more), digital delay and amazingly the drum machine. The cab emulation is pretty decent, but I didn't care for the amp modeling. Since I already have a great sounding amp why bother using any? I use it to enhance my amp's sound rather than mask it with a ton of useless and over processed FX.

    A few cons.
    No AC power adapter.
    No USB port for recording which is no problem for me since I use my amp's emulated out into an Lexicon Alpha USB interface. That work much better because most low end digital processors have poor latency time with reording and tend to lag even on decent computer systems.
    Not the best construction. No big deal because I'm using this through an FX loop so I'm not using the foot switches to change my sound constantly. I have a couple saved presets that work with both channels of my amps so I can just change it when I do a new song and use in amp's footswitch instead. Hope this makes sense lol. I try to keep my layout simple.

    This isn't a product I'd recommend for a musician doing profession recordings nor to gig with, but it's something to do simple recording with, runs very well through an FX loop, very compact, drum machine for practising and writing songs and very affordable for someone that doesn't want to break the bank yet needs a simple FX unit for simple tasks.

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    1.0

    didn't work right

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    from Topeka,Ks

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Small

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Doesn't Do What It Is Sup
    • Limited Selection Of Effects
    • Not Responsive

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Musical Electronic Geniu

    Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

    Probably a good buy when it works properly. Can't get it into tune, only one drum pattern and only two effects.

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    5.0

    A lot of value for the money

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    from Thomaston, Georgia, USA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

      This unit is a good sounding, compact unit that even runs on batteries if necessary. Its affordability is an added bonus. You get a lot of quality for the money with this effects unit.

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      5.0

      excellent for beginners

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      from long island n.y

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

        before u buy a expensive one try these, if u a beginner and just want to rock your guitar in your free time. u will be surprise what this little device can do.

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        2.0

        Okay but still junk

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        from Cumberland Maryland

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Low cost

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Cheap

        Best Uses

          Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

          The more experience I gained using the RP55 the less I liked this purchase. It comes pre-programed with what I would call harsh noise effects rather than guitar effects. The micro switches mounted to the circuit board under the push buttons are extremely fragile and wear out in no time. The best thing about the RP55 is the 9v power pack that is optional. I just ordered a Vox to replace it.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good deal and product.

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          from Melbourne, Fl

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Everything
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

            I have had this model for 3 years and used daily. Take care of it and it will last. If you have an amp that has no rock and roll soul, this processor will give it what you need. You'll just have to find the sound you're looking for in this Pandoras' box. I ran it through an older Create double stack that was in good condition and WHAT a differance. Beware,..... it does boost your power and gives you more head room. If your equipment can't handle it, dial down about 2/3's or half volume. I've since bought other Digitech products. The price is right, most music stores can't match MF....

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            4.0

            Nice pedal for the price

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            from Chula Vista, CA

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                Nice pedal for the non pros...lots of effects.

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                5.0

                Good sounding

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                from Iowa

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                When I first started playing in the 60s, the Wa wa pedal was all the rage, This pedal knocks holes all over it LOL

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Almost Perfect... Almost.

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                from Allen, TX

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Good Selection Of Effects

                Cons

                • No 'power' Switch

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about DigiTech RP55 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal:

                Good unit with very usable factory patches. The lack of on/off switch is a hassle, requiring the unit to be unplugged when not in use. Built-in drum machine makes a sweet practice tool.

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