DigiTech RP-2000

Multi-Effects Floor Unit

Made by DigiTech

Description A really good floor processor all around. Almost every thing you can think of for effects. Best sound, straight through a PA
Posted By Earl Lund (60)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.6 (of 5)
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On 12/17/2001, Robert De Groot (4781) posted:
Overall Rating:
The only problem I have with this item is that I wish it had more foot controls. Eight would be enough instead of the four provided. That would give me a variety of different patches with a single tap. The way it is contstructed, one has to switch to different banks of four, and it is not easy to switch banks for me yet. I suppose I may eventually learn.

Overall, this is the best effects pedal I have ever had.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $269.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
Features:
My Digitech RP2000 is absolutely great. It is very user friendly and I can easily move different patches around and modify them to create the sounds I want. It has 64 preset sounds, most of which are quite well constructed, and all of which are easily user programmable to increase or decrease a variety of the different effects within each preset. For instance, if one wants more reverb, it's quite easy to get. The manual leaves a bit to be desired, but easily walks you through modifying the presets to arrive at the type of sound you want. I have the first four programs set for performances, with the first pedal being a heavy metal lead guitar, the second being a very clean guitar, the third being just about as dirty as I can make it, and my fourth pedal easily gives me a 12 string acoustic sound. For the money, this product is worth more than every penny.
Sound Quality:
The sound quality of the RP2000 is excellent. It has amp modelling, which enables the user to choose what sort of amp he wants; a marshall stack, or perhaps a twin reverb Fender.
Ease of Use:
See above, this thing is just great and very user friendly
Durability:
Very sturdy
On 6/22/2001, Jack Shmack (53) posted:
Overall Rating:
Use it in conjunction with a marshel stack to get superb effects, sound, gain, what ever you need!
Model Year: 1998
Price: $300.00
Where Obtained: music mall
Features:
Stereo, no tubes, AC
Sound Quality:
Every stle, design your own styles of sound. Simulators are extremely good. Effects are great as well
Ease of Use:
Its moderatly easy to figure out how to program it
Durability:
It is solid steel. During performances ( I weigh 150 or so)I sometimes jump on it, hard. Not one scratch.
On 2/23/2001, David Roach (193) posted:
Overall Rating:
For a processor that will give a decent sound for anything this is your bet. If it was lost or stolen I don't think I would get another one. I would probably move up to the 2120.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $299.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
There are so many buttons on this thing I don't know where to begin. The nicest thing about it is there is a wheel to switch between patches and parameter values. The expresion pedal is a nice addition too. Just like with all the other rp models there is no on/off switch. Plug it in for power unplug it to kill the power. Spdif out. Mono out. Stereo Left/Right out. Headphones out. Play along cd jack. Mike jack for the talker(like a talk box. Tuner. 10 second recorder to slow down music to figure out those hard passages. There are many effects and options that I have not yet figured out.
Sound Quality:
I mostly play through headphones. The sound through these just rocks. Some times I will hook up to my Peavy audition 30. It actually will give it a good sound. Suits my metal style perfectly. I would say it would fit into any style though.
Ease of Use:
It's so easy it should be outlawed.
Durability:
I don't play live and only have once or twice so I really don't know the requirements. But if playing live is as abusive as being in my room then it will handle it.
On 10/22/2000, Todd Gilbert (38) posted:
Overall Rating:
I think the best aspect of the RP2000 is that you can carry it, your guitar, and a couple of cords to a gig, plug in to the house PA, and sound good. It won't replace my all tube Mesa/Boogie; there are times when all I want is a pure, uneffected amp tone. But it covers so many bases. I also use it with the amp & cab models turned off, and connect it in my combo's effect loop. I get the best of both that way: Mesa tube tone and response with Digitech effects. To my ears, the RP2000 sounded better than similarly priced units by Roland/Boss and Korg. You difinitely get some bang for your buck here. I have friends who buy tons of 9 volt batteries, hook up 4 to 8 pedals, and then tap dance all night while playing. I'll never go back to that!
Model Year: 1999
Price: $349.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Texas Music Emporium, Houston, TX
Features:
The effects chain includes: pickup simulator, compression, wah/pitch shift/detune/wammy/harmony, amp modeling (10 amps & 2 acoustics), cabinet model, EQ, Talker effect, noise gate, then one of the following effects: chorus/flanger/phaser/tremolo/panner/vibrato/ rotary/"auto yah"/"yah yah"/envelope filter/detune/pitch shifter. Delay and reverb are always available. The AC power cord has the lump in the middle and is longer than most found on similar units. The expression pedal is assignable and has a "V-switch" which engages a second assignment by adding extra toe pressure while playing. The six foot switches make it easy to change programs, turn effects on & off within a preset, engage the tuner, and bypass for direct out. There are several connection options including stereo line outs, headphones, digital out, MIDI, & XLR mic in & out. The 30 rhythm loops are great for practice. After playing with the RP2000 for about 9 months, I don't think Digitech left off any feature that you would expect to find in an "all-in-one" guitar pedal board at this price point.
Sound Quality:
I don't rely on the pickup models much because two of my main guitars (Godin LGX-SA & Ibanez RG) have both singles and hums. The amp models range from dead-on accurate to not-so-accurate but still very usable. I don't like the acoustic simulations at all. My Godin has an L.R. Baggs, and I have an Ovation AE so I may be a little bias. All of the "standard" effects sound great. The pitch sifter/harmony effect won't make you sound like a Brian May or Steve Vai guitar orchestra; its pretty cheesy (but <$400). If you like Korn/Rage/Limp style whammy effects, you'll love it. The Talker effect took a little time to get used to, but its pretty cool. Most of the presets are geared towards rock, metal, and blues. Once you learn how to tweak it though, I think you could use it for almost any style. This unit sounds good direct to P.A., direct to tape, or through my Mesa/Boogie Recto-o-verb set clean.
Ease of Use:
I'm used to programming synths and samplers so the programming matrix is a breeze for me. If you're used to twisting knobs on stomp boxes, don't let the matrix and all the button pushing intimidate you. It would be much easier to program if Digitech had given it a bigger display with more information. I think they chose to go with the limited LED (6 letters & 2 numbers) because their goal was to make this a stage/performance oriented unit. When you're standing up, its hard to read detailed text. The display on the RP2000 is fine for playing; just not too programmer friendly. The expression pedal "V-switch" is a bit tricky to operate. If you put too much pressure on it, you can accidentally engage/disengage the override assignment--i.e., your wah solo becomes a solo full of volume swells. Practice before you perform with it live! I wish I had more than 64 user presets. I felt like many of the factory presets had too much reverb on them. After tweaking my favorite factory sounds and creating some originals, I was out of slots in no time.
Durability:
I haven't had any durability issues with the RP2000 or my 3 year old Digitech Whammy pedal.
On 9/21/2000, Matt Ladiski (86) posted:
Overall Rating:
It is a real good investment for every kind of player, it is midi compatable so you can record right on the computer from this unit.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $365.99 (new)
Where Obtained: R.I.T. Music
Features:
64 factory presets, 64 user presets, over 20 basic effects but you can modify them in so ways, expression pedal, you can use it in so many different ways... volume, wah etc...
Sound Quality:
All effects work great,the only problem is when your switching to different channels with the foot controllers ther is a little bit of a delay but nothing real bad. It sounds real nice, real great sound clarity.
Ease of Use:
It is an easy access design, it soundds real great with out to much fiddling.
Durability:
Some sort of a steel case, it is built real nice but the adaptor has tendancy to come loose if there is to much jaring.
On 7/16/2000, Travis Vonhugenstien (76) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have a friend that has a RP7 and I thought was a good buy so I picked up the RP2000 because it was the talk of the town and it had a pretty good review at www.harmonycentral.com but they didnt tell the expression pedal need alot of breaking in its like kickstarting a harley at first but it loosens up pretty nicely! and if it was lost or stolen Id probably buy a zoom gfx-8 or a boss gt-3 or a gt-5 depending on how much better it is for the price!
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: lavaghnes music
Features:
6 foot pedals and 1 expression pedal{wah} ac powered/tubeless with stereo effects it has midi but only for storing and retrieving effects from a computer! it uses a s/pdif output for recording{not bad} it has a guitar controlled talker that Im not to fond of! its rather quite and hard to make out what people are saying(it really quite when its on and now I see why} but active pick-ups might improve that! I gave it a 4 rating because it has alot of hardware options to it!
Sound Quality:
I have a 86 charvel with a seymour duncan double humbucker that sounds pretty nice through the RP2000 and it improved the sound of my amp(60watt crate half stack)unless you like metal (like I do) then you have to do a little tweaking here and there because the RP2000 isnt too big on metal effects it has just a few that in my opinion are even usable! theres a effect called limp{limp bizkit}it downtunes your guitar so you dont have to mess around with strings it pulls your E to a C# and downtunes the rest of your strings a full note!its a cool effect but my amp dont like it too loud! and scoop is my favorite its grungy and loud with heavy distortion and it has a small gate time on it so you can actually hear what your playing {sorta}:) octsub is the last of the metal effects and its like for geman metal or something its very heavy and it does some wierd tunning to your guitar that makes it sound like its just out of tune! it has a good effect called dasolo and hence the name its a good soloing effect with a lot of sustain and a killer master of puppets tone! whamit is a metal whammy effect that is very extreme{I couldnt even find a song to use it with}it pulls the tone everywhere and in my opinion its just to radical to be practical it also has alot more effects{all have there own story} I give it a 4 rating because it caters a little bit to everybody and all the effects usable or not all have studio effects quality
Ease of Use:
Making a effect on this thing is like performing brain surgery you have to know what hell your doing or youll probably get lost in a world of nob turning and megahurtz settings! this unit could do pretty much anything you wanted but its not going to make it easy for you! for play'n live with it would be a chore if you use more than five effects in a gig because you cant link effects together your always having to change to a new patch and a bank holds four patches so on the fifth patch youd have to change banks and the RP2000 comes preprogrammed to only go thrue banks one way so youd have to stomp away to get back to where you were! now you can change that but you have to sacrafice the clean/distortion{red/green} switch to make another bank switcher that goes the opposite way so more or less to set it up would probably take about a weekend and thats if you had prior effects experience! the directions are decent but lacking in those little areas you need them most! and dont try going on digitechs web site thats more confusing the the processor itself! I rate this a 2 for the difficulty of modifing it but the factory presets are all orginized nicely making every bank relate to eachother {rock,heavy,blues,jazz,ect.ect.} and take this with a grain of Im still new to all this salt:)
Durability:
It has a very durable metal construction{probably so it dont break when you through it at the wall} the power cable pops into a little clamp the holds the power chord but it still likes to pop out every now and again the mic in and out are very sturdy and lock into place and the rest is about normal! I rate this a four only because that power cable will pop out on ya!
On 6/28/2000, Jerry Waller (443) posted:
Overall Rating:
I really enjoy it!! If I had a majic wand I'd add a LoHz out for the instrument (there is one for the mic but not for the guitar)It beats keeping track of a those pedals
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Discount Music Orlando, FL
Features:
Very versatile, Built in tuner, AC power, Stereo no tubes but great tube emulation.
Sound Quality:
Sounds good staight into a PA or through a clean amp, Has presets for multiple styles, noise is minimal, love the talk box feature and the amp simulations
Ease of Use:
Has 64 presets and 64 programmable, go through the tutorial (15 minutes) and you'll have it down
Durability:
Very durable metal casing
On 6/5/2000, Earl Lund (60) posted:
Overall Rating:
It's heavy-duty. Easy to use.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $400.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Kenny's Music
Features:
The controls are easy to use but you have to read about it. AC power. I wish it would do midi. But it has stero. No tubes.
Sound Quality:
Good for all around. Quiet and good for giging
Ease of Use:
Have to tinker. There are so many possiblities
Durability:
Metal constuction. You figure it out