Re: [Harp-L] Digitech RP250 first impressions
- To: GaryB <garybond@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Digitech RP250 first impressions
- From: "M. Erickson" <erickm001@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:07:13 -0700
- Cc: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx, Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The RP-250 works with Digitech's X-Edit software. This allows deeper
tweeking of the device and the ability to save and share patches. For me,
it's much easier to make adjustments from the computer. I very much like the
On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 12:07 AM, GaryB <garybond@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Richard Hunter wrote:
>> I picked up a used RP250 for less than $100 a couple of days ago and have
>> spent a couple of hours working with it.
>> I'm running it side by side with my RP200 through my channel switching
>> pedal, so I can jump back and forth between the two with a button push.
>> So far I've only worked with the Bassman amp model, and I'm a little
>> puzzled so far. The first puzzling thing is that the RP200 overall seems
>> much louder than the RP250. It also seems to put out a lot more energy in
>> the low-mid range, which is the power range for harmonica. No matter how I
>> tune the low and mid-range EQ on the RP250, it sounds kind of bright and
>> crispy. The 250 also seems to be hard to overdrive--not a lot of distortion
>> on the Bassman model even when I max out the gain. This may all be the
>> result of having spent a lot more hours tuning the RP200 than the 250, or of
>> slight differences in the amp channels I'm running them through. I can test
>> that out tomorrow.
>> As expected, reverbs on the RP250 are much better than the RP200. The
>> other effects on the RP250 also seem generally more interesting--more and
>> better choruses, flange, etc. I think this pedal could be useful as an
>> effects-only device for someone who generally prefers a clean sound.
>> All of the cabinet models have distinctive characters, and the EQ is
>> tunable for the mid range and treble, which is very nice.
>> Anyway, this is a more complex device than the RP200, and the 200 was
>> pretty complex the first time I met it. I'll report later on how I'm
>> progressing with the 250.
>> Regards, Richard Hunter
>> latest mp3s and harmonica blog at http://myspace.com/richardhunterharp _______________________________________________
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> On my RP 350 I've settled for the tweed deluxe with the pickup on and set
> to SC to Humbucking. Can't say I think that much of the Bassman setting.
> Harp-L is sponsored by SPAH, http://www.spah.org
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