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


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  • Manufacturer:Tech 21
  • Model:Blonde
  • Series:Character Series
  • Category:Guitar Amp Simulation Pedals
  • Added in our database on: 07/01/2008

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Tech 21 Blonde user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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louduc03/19/2009

louduc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 Blonde
As usual with Tech21 Sansamp: numrique no, no simulation algorithm, no lamp, no effect. It's crude foundry Monotachi!

UTILIZATION

But yes, it's anything other than the pods and other vox tube to 400,000 option, none of which really stands out.
The pedals are used in a console. Job title on an amp it well but its also really Intrets simulate an amp through a PA system.
A little reverb (holy grail) and a small disto APRS before quasiement can do everything and have a sound ventail trs wide.

SOUND QUALITY

What I find remarkable about Tech21 (I also psa1 the SansAmp rack) is that the dynamics of the guitar is always respected. I have not tried other pedals of the SERIES, but the blonde (170 euros course ...) is really crdible. But this is not a gimmick!

OVERALL OPINION

All good music.
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narnodel06/22/2011

narnodel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent!"

Tech 21 Blonde
All settings need to sculpt the perfect sound ... Nothing more, nothing less.

It seems a little light, electronics is actually very simple, but it looks sturdy, and the system switch to spring almost unbreakable!

UTILIZATION

The pedal looks simple, but each pot is so effective that the editing of sounds is not so easy ...
A tenth of a revolution in the mid setting, and the sound has nothing to do!

Character potentiometer is a bit obscure, but damn effective. It's sort of second drive with a color adjustment and more ...

SOUND QUALITY

The sound is very good!
Plugged into a sound card, speakers on monitors, it works pretty well, certainly much better than any plug-ins (eg guitarrig) I've experienced ... Fewer opportunities, certainly, but the sound is so over! Also much better than my Vox ToneLab ST, which seems very bland side ...
That said, the connected line, it is also correct, it does not replace a real amp, it always seems a bit dull. However, to model or to plug into a live sound is very respectable.

HOWEVER:
I also have the power engine 60 of the same brand (power amp - guitar cabinet), and there is just great!
When you push a little volume, was a tremendous momentum, we really an amp that has the "potato" with the combination of the two ...

I tested the settings advised by tech 21, I looked for other, there is a palette of its very, very broad, and what sound!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a week, but I spent some time hacking away ...

I have used for years and plugins GuitarRig TonelabST Vox, this little pedal is well above.

I bought in the U.S. with two other models in the series (the VT-Bass and Liverpool), both excellent too!
The shipping costs are available on the site www.themadape.com when you take three pedals at once I had the 3 for 120 euros each! (Passed through customs, perhaps some will have less chance)

This seems expensive for a pedal that simulates an amp, while the ToneLab which costs the same as most other 33 simulates effects ... But the sound is so much better, warmer, more dynamic, the quality / price ratio is worth the trip (especially at 120 euros).

The big difference between this pedal and simulators I've had before is that before I spent hours on these gas works out good sound, and now I will have to spend hours choosing my among the almost infinite palette of sounds fantastic to me that opens!

I had a look on the schematics of the plug, of Liverpool and the British ... Each time, there are only two values ​​of resistance and a capacitor value that varies. One would think a scam, but liverpool and the blonde is actually completely different ... The electronics of these creatures is of the utmost subtlety!

Anyway, I do not regret that choice, and feel free to stroll on www.themadape.com, prices are not quite the same as in Europe! As soon as I bail out a few myself, I control the reverb and the Oxford of the same mark who seems to sound very good ...
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nico2112005/03/2010

nico21120's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Superb pedal"

Tech 21 Blonde
Pedal to prampli presents a boti mtallique, itself comes in a beautiful cased well, also in metal. The technology employed is Entirely analog transistor.
The connection is altogether common: an instrument between an outlet for power between a standard 9V (not supplied), pretty bad place if you use a pedalboard. Housing for the 9V battery is located under the pedal, a valve, which Does not require any screwing opration / dvissage.
Rglages level, there are 6 pots, whose bill leaves a good impression: level, low, mid, high, character, and finally drive.
Finally there is a simulation of HP Jensen (by Tech21 site), not switchable.
That said, the pedal is pretty well finished, and looks solid as a whole. To be picky, I always regret, especially in this price range, that the food is not provided.

UTILIZATION

6 buttons turn, can seem a little, especially compared to pramplis numriques Line 6 or Vox, but they are damn effective in their tasks and associated dlivrent a palette of sonority s much larger that there could stepfather at first.
We can start by getting hold of the examples provided by Tech21 type (a can, alternatively, to discover that, unfortunately, some are Ted Nugent, and then, after investigation, that this is not the kind type that we want to frequent providers to find ...), then tweak its sounds ideal. The qualisation offers 3 bands is an extremely effective! We have to go with subtlety. Similarly, levels of volume, character, and gain should be based on each doss each other to obtain optimum sound, and especially to avoid to leave a tympanum ( or both!). Obviously, there are no presets memorize.

SOUND QUALITY

Well yes a ring, but so what was ringing. My first impression, plus a whole grain apprciable is that it is alive.
The sounds of very clean overdrive fleshy (hairy), if indeed it remains in cohrent rglages are all excellent for me. Pure rock n 'roll former, or rhythm of vitamin n'blues at Stax, and the Chicago Blues, while the boys! Obviously we can prfrer other series character models according to their tastes.
I never had the opportunity to play on the amp models Muls, I can not tell whether the simulations are not models or Fidler originals. But the silent key for me buying this pedal c'tait can vibrate as much as when I play on my amp lamp. And although there is, pleasure is the
So I can use it between my little console to play through headphones or recording directly to PC. What I find also gnial is that the effect of speaker simulation as it is not back subtly caricatured as one can find on other pramplis. And plugs into my amp (IDAL through the effects loop, even if it goes very well between the direct instrument of the amp, as long as I stay on channel clear), however, that I enjoy dj well as the pedal provides more punch supplmentaire qu'intressant my sound without the speaker simulation comes gcher everything.
While I am, I also plugged my bass and electro in my north to see, and some remaining rglages, it plays well in her role prampli.

OVERALL OPINION

I had long awaited a single product, which Plutt than imitate 4 semi-trailers amps, allow me first of all to have the same feelings gaming headset complies with those obtained from an amp.
I am very happy. My neighbors are also very happy, even if the fact that the SansAmp Tech 21-Series-character-blonde offers excellent sound quality, they pass completely through. The banker, not jumping for joy, saw that the thing is far from a rate that expensive (even if he too does not care that rang royally).
My only small regret in the end is that the absence of 2 channels is done quickly sorely felt.
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