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Digitech RP10 Firmware Upgrade Chip
also called "RP12 Upgrade"
incl. Replacement Battery and Pulling Tool!
This upgrade package includes the Digitech firmware upgrade "2.40" for the RP10 Guitar effects processor, also called the "RP12 Upgrade"
You will need this firmware, if you have a lower Firmware than 2.40 in you unit.
This upgrade fits for ALL RP10 units!
This auction also includes the internal battery for the RP10 which should be replaced every 7 years and an EPROM pulling tool which helps to pull the old EPROM out of the socket.
Check your current firmware-version!!!
Power on the unit while watching the display. The firmware version in shown there while boot up. E.g. the display shows "1.80" – that means firmware version 1.80.
If you have a lower version than 2.40 you can use this upgrade.
This upgrade works for Digitech RP10 effects processors!
What you will get with this package:
- The complete firmware upgrade chip to Legend 2.40 with detailed installation manual in English
- A replacement battery CR2032 (The battery is not necessary for the upgrade, but you should take the opportunity to replace the battery when you have your unit open)
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- an EPROM pulling tool which helps to pull the old EPROM out of the socket.
These upgrade (chip, battery and pulling tool) are new, tested, in working condition.
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Q: Do I need any special tools to install the upgrade?
A: No, you only need standard screwdrivers to install the upgrade. The EPROM sits in a socket and is NOT soldered. It is easy to replace it. It is just like a BIOS EPROM on a PC motherboard. Same applies to the battery.
Q: What was the latest (and final) firmware version for the RP10?
A: Version 2.40 was the latest and final version.
Q: When I install the 2.40 firmware-upgrade in my RP10 - will it be the same as the RP12?
A: No, but it will be nearly the same - see the next question please.
Q: Which benefits do I get by installing the 2.40 (RP12 upgrade) firmware in my RP10?
A: By installing the 2.40 firmware you get the following benefits:
First is the introduction of 3 new effects algorithms, giving the RP10 a total now of 36. These new algorithms include 3 new effects: Smooth Whammy, Smooth Pitch, and Harmony. Smooth Whammy is a new Whammy module with increased performance characteristics, creating a much smoother Whammy effect. Smooth Pitch is a single voice diatonic pitch shifting module with significantly improved tracking. And last but not least, Harmony is a single voice Intelligent Pitch Shifting effect, giving RP10 owners true 2-voice harmonizing solo lines. With the addition of new effects, Version 2.40 also improves the existing Wah effect, giving it a more realistic sound and response.
Along with new effects and algorithms, Version 2.40 sports all new presets. These presets are taken directly from Digitech's RP12 effects processor. Version 2.40 presets span several different playing styles ranging from Alternative to Metal to Country to Jazz/Fusion. It even includes some new presets designed specifically for Bass guitars. These are logically laid out in the RP10's 25 banks, with 2 banks of 5 presets dedicated to each style. Speaking of banks, the user will now have the ability to custom name these banks, a definite. And with the addition of new presets, Version 2.40 increases the RP10's memory to 256 presets, 128 User/128 Factory. 2.40 Upgrade is a must for any RP10 owner.
The new features as summary:
- New Factory Presets
- Increased Memory (128 User/128 Factory presets)
- New effects including Harmonizer, Smooth Pitch Shift, and Smooth Whammy
- Improved Wah Wah
- Improved Tuner
- 3 New Effect Algorithms (36 total)
- Custom Bank names
Q: Will I lose my presets after installing the Legend 2.40 firmware in my RP10?
A: Yes, because after installing you have to execute a hard reset.
If you want to keep them, consider a bulk MIDI dump or individual program dump. (I don't know, though, if patches written on lower firmware versions will seamlessly load back into a RP10 with the latest firmware 2.40). So best is to write down your most important settings on paper.
Q: How do I recognize that the internal lithium battery gets weak?
A: Best would be to measure the voltage with a voltmeter. If you don't have one:
- The unit doesn't hold the presets while switched off.
- The display might show garbled characters
I recommend replacing the battery every 7 years.
This picture shows the first page of the installation manual: