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RP255 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

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The DigiTech RP255 is a guitar multi-effect processor that models 94 amps, cabinets, stompboxes, and effects. Use the DigiTech RP255 pedal to get virtually any sound you want, just like the pros. With... Read More

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The DigiTech RP255 is a guitar multi-effect processor that models 94 amps, cabinets, stompboxes, and effects. Use the DigiTech RP255 pedal to get virtually any sound you want, just like the pros. With USB streaming audio and Cubase LE4, the DigiTech RP255 pedal easily records directly to your computer with sounds so good people will think you used a major studio.


Volume/Wahs based on:

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

Compressor/Limiters based on:

DigiTech Compressor
Boss* CS-2

Pickup Simulators:

Single Coil > Humbucker
Humbucker > Single Coil

Acoustic Simulators based on:

Dreadnought Acoustic

Noise Gate/Auto Swells:

DigiTech Noise Gate
DigiTech Auto Swell

Chorus Effects based on:

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

Flanger Effects based on:

DigiTech Flanger
MXR Flanger
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress*

Phaser Effects based on:

DigiTech Phaser

Pitch Effects based on:

DigiTech Whammy
DigiTech Pitch Shift
DigiTech Detune
DigiTech Harmony

Vibrato/Rotary Effects based on:

DigiTech Vibrato
DigiTech Rotary
DigiTech Vibro/Pan
Tremolo Effects based on:
DigiTech Tremolo
DigiTech Panner

Envelope/Special Effects based on:

DigiTech Envelope Filter
DigiTech Auto Ya
DigiTech YaYa
DigiTech Synth Talk
DigiTech Step Filter
3 band EQ

Delays based on:

DigiTech Analog Delay
DigiTech Digital Delay
DigiTech Modulated Delay
DigiTech Pong Delay
DigiTech Tape Delay

Reverbs based on

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

Amplifiers 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 Bright Clean
DigiTech Clean Tube
DigiTech High Gain
DigiTech Metal
DigiTech Solo

Distortion Stompboxes based on:

Arbiter Fuzz Face
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
DigiTech Death Metal
DigiTech Grunge
DOD 250 Overdrive/Preamp
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

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.

  • 20 Second looper
  • 94 Amps, cabinets, stompboxes and effects
  • 24 Amp/Acoustic Types
  • 15 Cabinet Types
  • Lexicon Reverbs
  • 30 Tone and 30 Effects Libraries
  • 120 presets (60 factory, 60 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
  • Amp/Mixer switch to engage speaker cabinet model
  • Stereo 1/8" headphone output
  • Stereo 1/8" Aux Input
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Durable die-cast chassis
  • Built-in expression pedal
  • Power supply included
  • 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: 60 User / 60 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
  • Headphone Output:
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Maximum Output level: 13.6 mW / channel
  • Power Requirements
  • USA/Canada: 120 VAC, 60 H
  • 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: 14" x 8.5" 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)
One year warranty. 6 year extended warranty for X series if registered by customer.

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Most Liked Positive Review


This Thing is Amazing

I just got the RP250 a week ago. Looks like it was replaced with the RP255. From what I can see they are the same thing (may a couple extra effects/models in...Read complete review

I just got the RP250 a week ago. Looks like it was replaced with the RP255. From what I can see they are the same thing (may a couple extra effects/models in the RP255) - though the RP250 was only $99. Still, for $149 this is a bargain. The effects sound genuine and the amp/cabinet models are very good. Programming interface is a little tough because of all that you have to control through a few buttons and 4 knobs. This is solved with the software you can download from DigiTech. S/W is simple to use and allows you to easily program up new effects chains and models - way easier than trying to do the same across multiple stomp boxes. Took about 4min to get up and running. Follow the instructions on Digitech.com The USB interface allows you to record on your PC (I use Audacity). PC playback goes back through the device into the amp and allows you to record more tracks at the same time - cool for when you want to layer a few tracks. The presets kept me busy for the first 10 hours, but then I had to start tweaking them to get sounds to preference. But they make a great starting point to put together your own sounds. I am absolutely happy I bought this. No matter the level of musician this thing is a great fit - ease of use, variety of effects/models, portability, ease of programming, and recording aid. Hope this helped.


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Dont buy

Dont buy this.I bought this to use strictly as a practice toy so I wouldn't have to pack and unpack my gig stuff for practicing at home. While some of the preset sounds are...Read complete review

Dont buy this.I bought this to use strictly as a practice toy so I wouldn't have to pack and unpack my gig stuff for practicing at home. While some of the preset sounds are nice, it is overly complex for creating new tones. Also, it completely burned out in six months of practice use. It never left my bedroom, so it took none of the abuse regular gig stuff does. While these things sometimes happen, the company gave me a real hard time about honoring their warranty. GC stepped in and made everything cool, like they always do, but without the help of digitech. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this unit and company.

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My first pedal!


from Troutdale, Oregon

I'm a beginner and this is my first attempt at effects. I use it mostly to beef up the sound at bedroom levels, so I can play at very low amp setting and still get a decent sound to play against backing tracks from my computer. Works very well once you learn its capabilities. I'm getting to where I can duplicate to tones used by various artists. The drum machine is a much better way to learn timing and phrasing and its also very easy to use. I feel it has improved my playing, mostly blues.

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could be better but good


from bay shore new york

the effects are awesome everything is awesome but the only problem i have is when im using the whammy or wah and it turns off because i press it alittle hard and i cant help that.

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dont let the size fool you


from San Antonio

I received this effects processor christmas '11, and have almost had it for a year. This is my first pedal ever, so diving into all these effects was mind blowing. I didn't expect much given its small size. On first glance, it's two foots witches, some knobs and an expression pedal. Given 7 or 8 months to diddle around with it, every parameter can be tweaked to suit exactly the sound you want to juice out of it. And talk about quality! There isn't a scratch anywhere on the body, and the pedal still works perfectly. You could (practically) throw this unit across the stage at the bass player and it would work fine, although you'd have a broken bass player. All in all, don't second guess this unit because of its size, it still packs a wallop.

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from California

I absolutely love this. The drum machine, 20 second looper, seemingly endless effect possibilities, MP3 plug-in, expression/volume/wah pedal, and many more make this the ultimate machine. I haven't used any other pedal since I bought this and I couldn't have asked for more. Not only that, but individual pedals that can only do one or two of the things this can do can cost the same price, or even more. This is an awesome deal for the price. I highly recommend it for any guitarist who is getting either more serious or just wants to have fun. Great product.

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So Well Worth It


from Buffalo, NY

This is an awesome piece of equipment. Right out of the box the sounds are great. Using them as base for tweaking I was able to create rich sounds that cut through. Getting used to the pedals for tuning and bypass took very little time to get used to. I wouldn't recommend this for the lead guitarist that has been shredding for years but as a rhythm guitar box, this joint rocks. You can't beat it for the price.

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Not what it seems


from Virginia

I bought this unit on an impulse while looking for multi effect processor. I am disappointed. based on the features and construction I really expected it to sound better. the best feature imo is the whammy, but even editing the effect is a pain. The worst feature is that the wah is always primed and can switch on if you apply the slightest amount of pressure to the expression pedal in the forward position. the rest of the effects seem generic sound entirely too digital (yeah, I know, "digi"tech) when the values are set high. Fine if you plan to play metallica covers in your bedroom, not at all reliable if you are a working musician or if you care about your tone in the least. Do yourself a favor and look at something from line 6 or start building that pedal board.

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from Nashua NH

I recieved this pedal as a gift and couldn't be more satisfied with it. I love the abbility to create my owm sounds, and the presets give a very good idea of what you can do with it. I have played it with my Epiphone and now my Gibson SG and the pedal plus the tone of the guitars is simply amazing. Absolutely buy this.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


pretty good


from West Greenwich, Rhode Island

this pedal has alot of good effect sounds and being able to create my own presets is sweet. the downside of this pedal is its made cheaply the only thing that holds the selector switches of the button inside is a paper clamp which is prone to falling out causing you pedal to start scrolling through the its effects uncontrollably, which isn't very convenient when playing live. all in all though it is a pretty good pedalboard and it gets the job done

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from lockport illinois

For the price that this is,you cannot get better. it has good presets and if you want to take the time to make a costum effect you can. that is my favorite feature. anybody who puts down that feature definatly does not know how to operate the pedal. most of its effects are based on liscensed pedals. it is very reliable i've had it for 5 months, i have accidently dropped it a couple of times. and no damage done. it is made of all durable metal. i also bought guitarcenter's 12 month warrenty(75$). anything happens to mine I just bring it to gc and swap it for a new one. i would recommend this for any genre, with 99 presets im sure you can find the sound you want.

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Okay for jamming at home. NOT okay for serious playing.


from St. Louis, Missouri

This is an okay pedal. The effects are decent. I think they put a little too much into them because in a multi-effects board I want multiple effects of what I know how to use, not a whole lot of abstract/weird sounds. I mainly got this cause I wanted a wah and overdrive pedal, and I thought "well this thing has that and a lot more in it, so I'll get it." Bad choice. This would be SO much better if it had just an off button (instead of having to press both buttons at once, which can be difficult when having to go from effects to clean quickly.)I usually kept it on the "CLNBRT" setting for clean tones and it was right next to some kind of blues drive, and I could switch back and forth. This was okay on a cheap amp (the "clnbrt" channel made really bad amps sound better) but on, say, a big tube amp like my Marshall, it just sucked all the tone out and gave it an annoying hum. I have removed this from my pedal board and since then I have bought an OCD pedal by Fulltone for an amazing overdrive and a wah by Dunlop. Too be honest, most of these effects are USELESS. Digitech, please simplify these little boxes. Just put the basics, like distortion, delay/echo, reverb, chorus etc, and a wah that can function independently from the effects channels.

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