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Tech 21 British

British, Guitar Amp Simulation Pedal from Tech 21 in the Character Series series.

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moosers 10/08/2010

Tech 21 British : la opinión de moosers (content in English)

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Tech 21's British pedal is one in their 'Character Series' of amp modeling stomp boxes. There are a number of different pedals in this series, all with a similar look to them. This one is made up of analog components and has a single 1/4" input and output in addition to a nine volt power supply jack. One of the coolest features is that it's got a built in speaker emulation, so you can use it on it's own if you choose. It isn't rack mountable since it's a foot pedal.


UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Tech 21 British pedal is fairly simple to follow, but still allows for a good amount of differing tones between the parameters. These parameters include knobs for level, low, mid, and high EQ, character, and drive. That's all that you really need to know in order to manipulate the pedal, but it did take me a few minutes to get a hang of exactly how each of the parameters affected the signal. A manual shouldn't be necessary with this pedal.

SOUND QUALITY

While sound of the Tech 21 British wasn't as great as I'd hoped it would be, this is still a very solid sounding pedal. I love that it's possible to get a wide array of amp modeling done, ranging from traditional clean sounds to more amp-like overdrives and distortions. I guess that the pedal does sound kind of 'British,' but I'm not sure if it didn't have the name that I would have put that label on it. However, it definitely does have a sound vintage and would fit in well for emulating British invasion sort of stuff for sure. The cleaner sounds on the Tech 21 British are nice to have as an alternative to your amp's sound, but the overdrive tones are where this pedal really comes in handy. It's got a nice range of different overdrive sounds to choose from, so finding a few that you like should be pretty easy.

OVERALL OPINION

While I can't say that the Tech 21 British model would be the next pedal I would buy if I could, it's still a very solid and versatile amp modeler/preamp/guitar effects box. I've tried out a couple of different pedals in the character series that Tech 21 has to offer, and this British model is as good as any, it just depends on what you're going for. If you're looking for a simple overdrive box, I'd recommend something a bit cheaper, but if you want a more versatile amp simulator to work with, the Tech 21 British is definitely worth trying out.