The Best Pedal of its Kind... Period
By: Greg Burroughs from Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Just Got it today, after taking back a Boss GT1o that totally sucked. If you buy a Boss or anything else that you're disappointed in, or are thinking of "tweaking" so you'll get to like it eventually.. take it back! GET THIS!
How has it stood up over time?
So far so great.
Your general opinion of this product.
If you are reading and believing reviews of all the other units of this sort, just let me tell you this: I've been playing for 35 years, and I have never found anything this good in a floor unit.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Why do these fields keep asking me questions about a guitar? Oh well.. Here's what's BETTER about the RP500 than its competitors- 100 presets that already sound very good... but you also get 5 independent footswitches to alter each preset on the fly- Compression, Chorus, Distortion, Delay, and Reverb. No tweaking knobs with your hands, no lengthy "set-up" time (no set-up at all actually), and the Wah-Wah is footswitchable (on or off) no matter what setting you're on.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Why hasn't anybody done this before? The "tones" are all beautiful. You get a Satch preset that sounds like Joe, a Hendrix one, and AcDc one, an SRV one and many others- all of which are modifiable using the 5 footswitches. Amazing.
How did the stain or paint job look?
REALLY attractive product. It's black. It's heavy. It's metal. What else could you want?
How was the action out of the box?
Perfect. The most ready-to-use piece I've ever purchased- or at least it's tied with my Carvin CT6M California Carved Top.