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RP500 Thread :: RP-500 vs RP-1000 

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KB RP-500

member since: 03/07/2010
messages: 6
 

Subject:

RP-500 vs RP-1000

03/11/2010


Hello,

I bought my RP 500 when it was just out (and the RP-1000 wasn't)
It was the unit I've been waiting for (multi Effect that you could use as though it was a pedal board). All the guitar mags were very positive about it e.t.c.

Tone heaven since.

However I still feel a little 'screwed' since the RP-1000 came out.

The RP-500 dropped in price (in the Netherlands) which makes selling for a nice price difficult. The price of the RP-1000 isn't to far of what I've payed for the RP-500.

I don't expect the RP-1000 to differ that much soundwise it is just the effects loop and the extra switching that makes it that more interesting.

So, be honest would'nt you rather have waited for the RP-1000 or are you still 100% happy with the RP-500

mrlaff

member since: 01/19/2009
messages: 716
 

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Re: RP-500 vs RP-1000

03/11/2010


How long was the 500 out on the market before the 1000 became available? Not long, if memory serves.

In my opinion, the only really useful feature that the 1000 has are the extra 5 switches. The 500 has the stupidest button of all time (well... let's not talk about the Tap Tempo switch) and that would be the little teeny-weeny button that does the toggling back and forth between pedalboard mode and the presets. With the 1000 there is no toggling necessary.

But... there is a quick, cheap fix to this teeny-weeny button: the GLUG RP650 mod (search for it). I did it and have zero problems going from presets to pedalboard in a nanosecond.

Plus... there is no room on my already-massive pedalboard for the 1000. I like the size of the 500 just fine, thank-you.

I am in a state of complete tonal bliss with the 500 and I will never "upgrade" to anything else! (Yeah.. right.)

:0 )

guitfiddleblue

member since: 07/03/2009
messages: 92
 

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Re: RP-500 vs RP-1000

03/11/2010


I think the 1000 is a bit big also. The 500 is just the right size. While the extra outputs on the 1000 are nice, they are not really that necessary to get a good tone. The 500 provides a ton of great tones and, if you tweak it just right, you can get all the tones you want (mostly).

mannydingo

member since: 02/11/2009
messages: 1759
 

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Re: RP-500 vs RP-1000

03/11/2010


I've owned both and love the RP500's size and better harmonizer. That's where the pluses end. The RP1000 is better outside of that with more footswitches, full stomp look and dedicated switch for it OUTSIDE of the 10 patch switches. It also has an ON/OFF switch for goodness sakes!!! Every time I have to unplug my the adapter to turn off the unit I get upset. I can just feel me damaging the cable connection at the plug. Yeah, I try to be as delicate as possible and ONLY grab the plug. Reeediculous. Oh, they made up for it with A CD/MP3 input that I and some others don't use. EVERYONE uses an on/off switch.

KB RP-500

member since: 03/07/2010
messages: 6
 

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Re: RP-500 vs RP-1000

03/17/2010


Yep, on off switch would be nice :)

And I must say that I do indeed miss the 'scroll up' function now that I have the looper installed (firmware 2.0).

I just think my biggest grudge is that I think they should have issued the 1000 and the 500 at the same time.

But Offcourse the marketing people are familiar with Guitarists with GAS.
I guess that there are quite some people who traded their 500 for a 1000.

Still no reason to be grumpy since the 500 was a great deal as well.

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