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DigiTech BP200

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by onebassplayer, Oct 5, 2001.


  1. Anyone tried one of these yet... they are fairly new, so I haven't had an opportunity to make a trip to the music store and plug into one. Looks like the tried to mix Line 6 and Zoom technology and formats. I know the old units used to really erode your tone, but I am curious about the new units
     
  2. Actually, I'm "renting" a BP200 for 4 weeks from Guitar Center, (Great return policy!). Anyway, I tried it and I'm certain it erodes tone in a major way. Only 2 of the presets sounded "good" (a flanger and what I think was some kind of nice eq preset). But it was EXTREMELY dull in tone. The wah wah is very digital feeling and sounding. The BP200 had alot of electrtonicky sounds, but electronic music generally requires a much more hi-fi sound than this unit is capable of producing. The tracking for the synth was very sloppy, and the synth tone was uninspiring and hard to articulate through. Notice my use of the past tense, as I will surely return this "rental" on time.

    Pros:
    9 simultaneous fx
    Realtime parameter control
    Fretless effect makes me sound like Hendrix

    Cons:
    Poor tone
    Cheap stomp pads
    Poor switching(no bank switch)

    Summary:
    $150... you get what you pay for. :rolleyes:
     
  3. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    I tried it out today,through an SWR SM900 into a Henry 8x8!! Big mistake,I want that cab so bad,but I'd need a new car for it...anyway,the little rythm box thingy is a nice touch,but I would rewrite almost all the factory programs,there are too many distorto/mayhem patches for me.I did like the fact that you can dial in the frequency at which the compressor acts,and some of the amp models could be a good starting point to get some different tones,but the cab models are mostly non tweeter cabs,only one cab model with a tweeter (Eden 4x10.) What were they thinking? Even Blues guys use tweeters now.But you can bypass the cab models,which I can assure you sounded much better through the 8x8 (duh!) All told,it's probably not worse than the Bass POD and a lot cheaper,especially since the foot controller is already built in and all.I'm not saying it sounded great,but since it's got 24 bit converters it beats Zoom stuff for basic quality.