DigiTech RP-7

Multi-Effects Rack Unit

Made by DigiTech

Description Awesome effects unit with a real 12AX7 overdrive tube. It's simply the best unit in the $300 or less price range. You can't go wrong.
Posted By Clint Reese (71)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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On 12/2/2004, Juven Pelingon (12) posted:
Overall Rating:
Boss stomp boxes, and line6 no, i wont purchase it anymore my favorite one is steavy ray vaughn sound it really sounds great. good clean sound, whammy, and distortion. if you want to buy this unit please check it first.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Singapore
Features:
Yes it has a tube, but my problem is its sound is too thin please help me choose a program so that i can change it to more flat and heavier sound. yes its stereo.
Sound Quality:
Marshall MG50DFX alternative rock, a la eric johnson, heavy metal. well not really. looks like a synthesizer to me. its good bcause the effects has its noise gate. i think so, i'm not familiar with other effects. this is the only one i'm using since i bought it in '99.
Ease of Use:
Yes. yes kinda..
Durability:
Yes, 'cause its made of metal not plastic yes. really good.
On 11/2/2003, Nader Nabil (29) posted:
Overall Rating:
I just found all what I need in the rp7.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $150.00
Where Obtained: Ebay
Features:
4 analogue distortions and 4 digital distortions .. what do you expect .. Just a WoW .. this is the best unit for price and features..rich analogue sound.My best multieffect ever. and for the price it's the best .. go get one.All the options u need , harmony , wah , phaser and flanger. You can use 9 effects together and it got a very nice noise gate.
Sound Quality:
I am using a fender strat with mighty mite pickups and it works fine. No Noise except for recording and you can just let it go by using the noise gate.9 kinds of AMP simulators .. wow .. us it anywhere you can just plug it in ur pc
Ease of Use:
The computer matrix on the panel looks complicated but as you know how to use it you'll be damn happy.
Durability:
Very stable for gigs but it's not a real multieffect for foot usage. Needs some kind of respect to live more.
On 8/2/2002, Will Hess (552) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is one of the best units i've used, and trust me ive useda lot. For the price i got it, which was about 300 bucks less then retail, it was worth every penny. I'm keeping this baby, believe u me.
Model Year: 1995
Price: $105.00
Where Obtained: Ebay
Features:
This is a great pedal and can cover pretty much any effects needs you might have. Here are some of the specs: Digitech RP7 Guitar Preamp/Processor RP-7 Valve Features: Tube and Solid State Distortions Built-in Expression Pedal Tube Preamp (12AX7) Full bandwidth effects (20-20kHz) 24-bit signal path, 48-bit internal data path S-DISC II Processing Harmony Effects Jam-Along Jack Factory: 40 programs User: 40 programs Learn-A-Lick Function Programmable Speaker Cabinet Emulator Chromatic tuner Compact floor design chassis The RP-7 Valve offers you 4 Tube and 4 Solid State preamp voicings along with a full palette of studio quality digital effects that can accommodate any style of music. The RP-7 Valve also features the Jam-Along jack for CD insert and the Learn-A-Lick mode that allows you to sample the incoming music then replay it at 1/2 speed, making the RP-7 Valve a priceless tool.
Sound Quality:
Any sound you could ever want, you can find on this unit.
Ease of Use:
Kinda confusing. However i haven't sat down at it for a continuous period of time quite yet.
Durability:
Trust me, this thing will outlast me, and i'm pretty young.
On 9/5/2000, Phillip Kubal (276) posted:
Overall Rating:
Had I not owned the Digitech2101 Artist series I would have given the RP-7 a much higher rating(I'm spoiled). If you can't take your full rack and still need a very good sound I would recommend the RP-7 and would buy another. It would be nice if Digitech added a switch to turn it off(Mabye there is another way but I had to resort to unplugging it, then plugging it back in when I wanted to play.) If you need a good sounding all purpose unit buy the RP-7, You won't be disappointed.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $299.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music City Manassas
Features:
This unit has a number of preset sounds to accomodate most any style. The sounds however are hit or miss, either they are right on, or they sound kind of funky. What the preset sounds don't give you, you can program yourself with satisfactory results. The 'learn a lick' feature is very useful for slowing down faster licks to learn and the added bonus is that the RP-7 keeps the same key reguardless of playback speed.
Sound Quality:
Hooked up to a peavey with chorus and playing with either an Ibanez or Fender Strat sounded satisfactory. Realize when I say 'satisfactory' I am comparing this to the sounds of the Digitech2101 Artist which is EXCELLENT.
Ease of Use:
The presets included should cover most any sound most need reasonably well but if you are anal about your sound the programming features are not exactly "intuitive". Like most multi effects processors you will find that the RP-7 has more versitility than you may have thought if you read the manual throughly.
Durability:
I can say that the reason I purchased the RP-7 is for playing live and it was 'MADE' for that reason. My unit has been dropped, kicked, puked-on(for real), dropped in water etc. and still sounds as good as the day I took it out of the box. Frankly it still even looks pretty good not to mention it's amazing the thing still works! Very well made.
On 4/3/2000, Joe Salerno (48) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have expanded my sounds with this unit. I can get vintage tone that sounds just like the real thing without the expense. It is great fun too.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $299.00 (new)
Where Obtained: connceert music Bluefield WV
Features:
Could use an on/off switch. All other features are all one would ever need to create the vintage sounds on a budget
Sound Quality:
Ease of Use:
Would like to have had a manual. I eventually figured it out but I cussed alot doing so.
Durability:
On 4/1/2000, Joey Dail (31) posted:
Overall Rating:
Great box, though it didn't quite have everything I wanted (like a fully progamable compressor.) Deffinitly the best in it's price range.
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Holloway's Music, NC
Features:
Lot's of em. The Jam along function on mine never worked though, not that I really would have used it.
Sound Quality:
Great sound. Can't really complain about that at all.
Ease of Use:
Very simple editing matrix.
Durability:
Solid steel chassis, never had a problem with that one either.
On 3/30/2000, Clint Reese (71) posted:
Overall Rating:
I rate this unit between very good and excellent. I've been playing guitar for 17+ years and been through hundreds of effects, but the RP-7 was my best investment by far. Hear my band play at: http://guitarfever.homestead.com
Price: $297.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Alpha Music
Features:
It has every effect that you could possibly want. When combining different effects together and adjusting parameters anything is possible. 9 effects can be used at once.
Sound Quality:
I'm picky about my overdrive/distortion sounds. I've tried many effect units in this price range. Boss, Korg, DOD, didn't stand a chance next to this unit.
Ease of Use:
At first it was confusing on how to modify presets, but once you learn it, it becomes second nature.
Durability:
Although it's made of a thin type of metal and the buttons are plastic, it's very durable. I dropped it and my son keeps tumbling on it but it still holds up very well.