DigiTech RP-100

Multi-Effects Floor Unit

Made by DigiTech

Description Multi-Effects floor processor. This unit has everything you need and sounds great
Posted By Larry Magri (3259)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 4.8 (of 5)
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On 9/20/2005, Patrick Marshall (1941) posted:
Overall Rating:
I would select this unit over a comparable Boss or Zoom. If I were to need to replace the unit I would spend a few more dollars and move up to one with a built in expression pedal.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $99.00 (new)
Where Obtained: eBay
Features:
2 footswitches, 3knobs, 2 buttons. Powered by 6AA batteries or AC adapter. Jacks; input (1/4), output (stereo TRS) (1/4), Control in (Expression pedal) (1/4), headphones (1/8), power input. 80 positions (40 presets and 40 user). Has rythm trainer and tuner built in. Multiple effects and amp models can be used in multiple combinations. Easy to read display.
Sound Quality:
Overall sound quality is good. Spending a little time programing the unit can result in some very good modeling and personalized sounds. Sounds best when used through the power amp side (effects return), rather than the instument input of the amplifier.
Ease of Use:
Fairly easy to program after a little practice, but will use battery power up rapidly if an AC adapter is not used. Manual is a must, if considering a used one and your not familiar with the unit. I've never been able to get proper expression pedal function on mine and there doesn't seem to be much information available on that subject.
Durability:
This is a very durable unit. It has a metal housing and can substand reasonable punishment, quite well. Most Digitech products that I am familiar with are fairly heavy duty built and this unit is no exception.
On 8/20/2003, Randy Evans (6450) posted:
Overall Rating:
Otiginally bought because of price..Now I love the features ease of use and tonal flexibility I have with the RP-100. Overall quality, effects, amp sounds etc are very good and very usable. Others may not have a problem live using this puppy. It was just too much dancing for me!! All in all I recommend this for any player, but as a home recording tool it is marvelous!!
Model Year: 2001
Price: $95.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Store
Features:
Comes with wall wart. Full complement of effects including delay, reverb, dist, etc. Uses TRS to achieve stereo sounds. Very well designed user interface. You can save 40 presets. Very useful for home recording as it is a Swiss Army knife of useful sounds. Comes with drum machine.
Sound Quality:
Using a Strat and a PC based recording program, I can dial in anything from a crisp straight guitar sound to a Holy Moses she's gonna blow distortion sound. Sound is first class, interface is peanuts, good output(stereo) I play a variety of styles from metal to blues, reggae, country etc..This lil guy can handle them all!!
Ease of Use:
At home recording is a snap..However in a live environ, the 2 channel pedals dont give a lot of fexibility in changing on the fly!! The spacing of the pedals is small at best( I wear size 11) Much better suited to goofing off, practice, recording duties!! No or little fiddling gives useful sounds out of the box. Creating, saving and editing patches is as easy as 1-2-3.
Durability:
Live players may suffer from the pedals size and spacing of channel switching pedals. Made of metal, I'm sure it will hold up to some pretty stiff abuse!! Digitech has been doing this a long time, they got it down!!
On 7/13/2003, Jacek Dabrowski (383) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looke at some boss multi effect pedals,and dunlop but they were a tad out of my price range. the best aspect is the amount of effects, and settings on it, the bad is all the foot switch pressing
Model Year: 2000
Where Obtained: Lakeshore music
Features:
This is a great product except for the fact it sometimes takes too long to get from lets say a clean effect to a distorted effect....so they shouldve put the distorted and clean effects much closer its powered by AC or it runs on 8 double AA batteries everything else on the pedal is ****in amazin!!!!i say its worth the money
Sound Quality:
I sue this with a DOD amp(i dunno if its good) and the sound qwuality is really good, but i have to sumtimes keep the pedal a bit far from the amp when i use distorted effects i think its a great pedal if u play Zeppelin, Nirvana,and heavy metal i honestly think that this epdal is worth the money becuase compared to sum higher priced multi effect pedals this one sounds better!!
Ease of Use:
The unit comes with 40 effects, 40 are programmable and 40 are not the pedal is really easy to use if u read the instruction manual and i think that other units r better because u can switch from distorted effects to clean effects faster on them, this one takes a lot of pressin the foot switch
Durability:
Ye i say that its reliable for live gigs, and the manufacturer is well known for multi effect pedals but the foot switchs arent that durable, i broke one RP-100 in my first three months with it, but now i know not to stump the S*** out of it
On 4/6/2003, Richard To (831) posted:
Overall Rating:
Don't go buying $399 effects processers when you can get one that is just good for $100 - $120
Model Year: 1999
Price: $120.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitsr Center
Features:
This thing has all the effects you need, chorus, flanger, delay, reverb, etc. Problem is if you use batteries they don't last long and then you have to buy a 24 dollar adapter. I got mine and then it broke after 6 months. Has midi drum loops as a metronome and a tuner. Very easy to make you own patches. Can attach a wah or just buy the Rp200 which includes a wah. It has alot of the same effects found in more expensive multi-effects processores.
Sound Quality:
I think that it sounds just the same or little bit worse than the Boss-gt6 which costs 399 dollars. I think it depends alot on the amp that you use. The better the amp the better the sound you get.
Ease of Use:
Easy to program. You will need the booklet for amp model abreviations and some othe settings but the booklet is very easy to understand ver straight forward. Alot more programable then the Boss Gt-6, which is impossible to figure out.
Durability:
Very durable, I've had it for 2 years already.
On 3/6/2003, Keith Deuser (2686) posted:
Overall Rating:
If your in need of great effects, but ya got an empty wallet, buy this pedal immediately!!
Price: $100.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Internet (forgot exactly where)
Features:
This is a wonderful unit. i couldn't bust out the cash, so i had to go with this $100.00 unit. I think this unit could sell for 175!! has plenty of clean effects, distorted effects and everything in between. you can choose many different cabinets. has a noise gate. effects include chorus, flanger, phaser, detune, pitch shifter, tremelo, vibrato, auto yah, panner, delay, reverb, and i think one or two more types!! Oh, and don't forget the drum machine!
Sound Quality:
Has a wonderful rectifier (for you metal fans)! these effects are probably good for the whole rock genre in general. I use it with my behringer amp and it sounds pretty good. sometimes though, the noise gate doesn't quite work like i want it too, but other then that, it's great!
Ease of Use:
VERY easy to use!! I've made some RAD effects with this pedal, and if i can do it, anyone can
Durability:
Barely has a scratch on it!
On 3/6/2003, Joel Chavez (1561) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at some other pedals but i got this one cuz it was the simplest. if it got lost or stolen i would probably pick up a GNX3 instead. it could be better if you could put more then one stompbox effect on at once. my favorite aspect is are the effects the worst is the fact u can only use one at a time.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $107.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mr. Entertainment
Features:
The controls are 3 knobs and two channel pedals. it can run off of batteries or a wal-wart. i wish it u could put more than 3 stomp box effects on at once. it gives you the op for either mon or stereo output and is solid state.
Sound Quality:
I play thru it with and ibanez and a washburn to a Randall 120 watt bass head. I use it to play some alternative bluesy styled stuff and it does really well. it also can work with just about any other style except maybe really heavy metal(excuse the pun). the tone is very good for a pedal this smal and cheap(ive recently acquired a Line 6 Vetta to compare it to). its not noisy at all unless something is wrong with ur rig(bad cable, wiring is broken, no grounding). some of the effects could be better, like the whammy and the wah.
Ease of Use:
Its very easy to create new stuff on this pedal. it doesnt take much to get the sounds you want out of it and its very easy to use compared to most of the pedals in this type range.
Durability:
Its very reliable metal construction. Digitech is known for having durable stuff. this pedal has been able to handle me putting my wieght on it really well(all 180 pounds).
On 4/15/2002, Scot Laney (74) posted:
Overall Rating:
For the price, I don't know that there is amything better out there. It is certainly cheaper than buying indivdiual effects, and it probably doesn't sound that differently.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $100.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Spott's music
Features:
2 footswitches, 3 knobs, 1 select button, 1 rhythm trainer button, and 1 save button. 40 factory presets and 40 user settings. Models of many types of popular amps and effects. Both AC and battery powered. Can accomodate an expression pedal. Has a standard headphone jack (don't need an amp to hear your playing)
Sound Quality:
I think that it can be used to create just about any desirable sound for most styles. This is my first adventure into non-amp effects, but I think is sounds decent. The only problem was a slight static sound with one of my old-old guitars.
Ease of Use:
The 40 factory sounds are good and has 40 user locations to use. It is very easy to use.
Durability:
It has a metal case and a solid feel to it.
On 5/9/2001, Russ Bissett (2008) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a must get.You can't beat the price,It's simple to use and sounds great.Best single effect I have ever bought.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $99.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Features:
It has two footswitches,3 knobs and two buttons(Very simple to program)It's AC and battery powered.It has a stereo/mono output jack,a headphone jack and a expression pedal jack.It has Amp/cab/acoustic modeling with adjustable mic placement.26 programable effects with up to 12 at once.40 factory/40 user presets.It also has a rythm trainer and chromatic tuner.
Sound Quality:
I use all my electrics with it and play it through a fender blues deville,a fender princeton 110,headphones(It's the best headphone amp made)and use it for direct recording.The factory presets cover ton's of styles and the veriations are endless.It has noisegate and it's operation is silent.For $99.00 This thing is amazing!
Ease of Use:
It is ultra simple to program and use.
Durability:
It's in a metal case.It would last on gig's easy.Digitec has really outdone themself on this one.
On 2/14/2001, Alvin Mullen (1442) posted:
Overall Rating:
I'm am totally thrilled with what I got for the price.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $125.00 (new)
Where Obtained: George's Music
Features:
That is with the extra power supply. Just a lot of sounds. Built in tuner. Several amp models, and acoustic simulator.
Sound Quality:
Not bad at all, I've found a couple that are just fun to play with.
Ease of Use:
The controls are as simple as can be and still confusing. To do the basic stuff no problem, getting in depth can be a pain because almost every control has more than one function.
Durability:
Seems just fine. Solidly built, no loose connectors or overtly cheap parts.
On 1/10/2001, Josh Dombrowski (35) posted:
Overall Rating:
It could be better by making the effetcs easier to switch from, if you are switching from like effect 1 to 6 quickly. I love all of the effects on this pedal they sound great!! definitely worth $100!!
Model Year: 2000
Price: $100.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music
Features:
Has 80 really cool effects and distortions. Which you can edit. Very nice for how little it is. Definitely worth $100.00!!
Sound Quality:
I use this with an ESP LTD fb-200 guitar. And a Marshall Lead 12 micro stack amp. Sounds great!! Works good with metal and rap-core styles and many more. The distortions on this pedal are awesome!!
Ease of Use:
Its fully programable, it is really easy to edit the effects on it. No need for alot of fiddling to obtain good sound.
Durability:
It is very reliable if you hgave the power supply, batteries wont last as long.
On 1/4/2001, James Moody (619) posted:
Overall Rating:
I run this unit into a Real Tube, a Marshall DriveMaster, a volume pedal and into a Randall RG80 1x12 combo. My sound is just as good as it needs to be, and very versatile. I'm still impressed with how well it works and I only paid $100.00 plus tax for it (power supply cost about $20.00 extra). I haven't had a chance to record direct with it, but just playing with a set of headphones and the cabinet simulators and pickup simulators made me happy enough. This unit kicks a lot of a-- for such little cash.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $100.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Jackson Music-Winston-Salem, nC
Features:
This unit is very versatile, being both battery and AC powered. Three easily accessible controls make programming a cinch. And if you use a stereo Y-cable, you can run in stereo.
Sound Quality:
I've used my Ibanez AS-100 semi-hollow, my strat, my Tele, and my 71 Les Paul. Believe it or not, a banjo would sound just as good throuh it. You just need to know how to set it up. I perform in a variey band, and it does everything I need it to, from twang (Orange Blossom Special) to rock (TNT) to blues (Before you Accuse Me) to funk (Brick House) and even some dance stuff (I use the octave setting for You Dropped A Bomb on Me). This litle unit kicks much ass.
Ease of Use:
I'm a complete fool, and I can operate it...but only after my three year old showed me. If you have an idea of the sound you want, you can get it very easy.
Durability:
Tough metal construction and footswitches that work every time. I bought this unit in September and it's still going strong every weekend. It has MORE than paid for itself. I'm even looking at getting one ofg the RP-200 units if it's just as good.
On 11/23/2000, Bradley Dawson (115) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have found this to be an ultimate stompbox and amp modeler and more! It is rugged, easy to set the depth etc on effects and versatile. The combinations of sounds are staggering.

There are lots of good multi-effects out there now, but for the money and the quality of construction and sound, I endorse the RP100.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $99.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Pickup modeling: you can make a single coil sound like a humbucker or a Humbucker sound like a single coil, or leave that part off for your guitars native sound. Amp modeling: 65 Fender Twin Reverb, Matchless DC30, Mesa Dual Rectifier, Mesa Boogie, 57 Fender Tweed, Vox, Clean Tube, Marshall, "crunchy combo", Johnson High gain, Vintage fuzzbox, and a way cool acoustic emulation. Effects: Miked Speaker modeling, noise gate, compressor, equalizer, delay, reverb, chorus, tremolo, detune, wahwah and stereo panning. Set the combination of amp, effects, and other goodies and store the setting in one of 40 memory numbers, there are additional 40 factory presets that are great. They can be modified but can't be stored over. Extra stuff Oh, did I mention that it has a headphone jack? Yup, you can use this thing as a sort of personal late night or hotel room practice amp. It has a chromatic tuner built in and 30 sampled drum tracks that sound great and have adjustable tempo and volume. Rhythms range from basic rock, hip-hop, reggae, shuffle, dance, jazzy 6/8, etc. Two drawbacks, it doesn't come with a power supply and the wahwah and whammy are controlled by an optional expression pedal, purchased separately. 6 AA cell batteries keep the unit going for eight hours which is fine for a gig, but not for home practise. Any passive volume pedal will work. The pedal controls volume if the wah or whammy are not selected. I purchased a volume control pedal and the power supply adapter from Musician's Friend (www.musiciansfriend.com) for $20 each.
Sound Quality:
The amp sounds are very good and the effects are all high quality. If you want everything from a soaring psychedelic flanger to a twangy, spring reverb sound, this unit delivers. As with any effects box, use good judgement so the effects don't overpower the music. You can get some sounds that probably could not be used in most tunes, but there are lots of classic sounds all there at the tap of a couple of footswitches.
Ease of Use:
That is what makes this gig-friendly. Store a few good patches and know them by the number and move between them (one footswitch advances the number up, the other down) or just save the patches in order and click through as you go through your set. All the effects are easily programmed with three parameter knobs and a select effect pushbutton and store program pushbutton. In program mode, one knob selects the type of compressor, wah, delay or other effect, the other two control speed, threshold, or some other aspect of the effect selected. In performance mode, one knob controls gain, another amp type, and another controls level. You do have to learn the two character abbreviations for various effects and amps, though.
Durability:
This is a tough, well-made molded case unit. Footswitches are large with good springs. Knobs do not pull off easily and are recessed as is the display and finger pushbuttons. However, the cover for the battery compartment is hard to remove and has some tabs that could break off.
On 10/21/2000, Larry Magri (3259) posted:
Overall Rating:
Overall I think this is a floor unit that for the price packs a big punch. This is the best $100.00 effect I have ever bought. Every thing a guitarist will need to sound like a pro www.digitech.com
Price: $99.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
Features:
This unt has everything a guitarist would ever want. form pickup configuration to every effect you can think of to cabinet and mic placement, it also includes a cromactic tuner that is programable as well. 40 preset settings and 40 settings you can edit. all effects are programable as well. It also has a RTS stereo out put as well as a head phone/line out jack. powered by battery as well as optional ac adaptor
Sound Quality:
The sounds that come from this unit are truly amazing. The preamps sound as good as most tube amps I have used. all the effects sound so good I find it hard to find this comming from a 100 dollar device. I plugged this unit into my small fender amps and could not beleive how much better they sound with this unit
Ease of Use:
If you have used multi effects that are programable they can be somewhat involved, but to me if you are trying to acquire a certain sound and sound like a pro you need to learn how to use this kind of effect. Lets face it this is the computer age, and its about time us guitar players had devices like this
Durability:
The base is metal and will work well in a live settings as well as studio setting