Tech 21 Trademark 300
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Tech 21 Trademark 300

Trademark 300, Solid-State Guitar Amp Head from Tech 21 in the Trademark series.

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Yves metal 11/29/2003

Tech 21 Trademark 300 : Yves metal's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
Brand new model, after the Trademark "Vintage", here is the Trademark 300, that is to say 100 watts more than the "Vintage", well as an affair, well done!
Here Tech21 did not do in the lace! 100% analog signal, 3 Channels each with a level of control over the section with a potentiometer MASTER BOOST for "measured" one and all with a comprehensive included pedal, the AR6 trademark where one finds the selection of channels 3, 2 switches for Effects (Loop/FX1 & Reverb/FX2) and the BOOST that we find here, ideal and highly effective dose from the amp and cause the foot.
This model also do take advantage of technology SANSAMP, dear to the brand. Nothing to say ...

For an idea, because it is true that the brand is not well known in France for lack of even distribution, we can easily compare this model to the "Mode Four" by MARSHALL and "Triple XXX" Peavey. Ca say much about what lies derrère the beast that n 'is really nothing to envy. Here Tech21 pulled off a master, but who know the brand, they'll probably say "as always".

Apart from this difference praise, and more seriously, there is the setting LOW - MID - HIGH on each channels. Note that these settings are very broad, accurate and very broad frequency which is another strong point! We find the DRIVE and LEVEL for each. Also noted the little switch that simulates the Fender amps (Tweed), Marshall (British) & MESA BOOGIE (Calif.), still represent on each channel, a definite plus is special and all the interest of the machine.

In the MASTER section, we find the BOOST quote above, and the FX2/MIX and of course, the MASTER.

Connector side, front, the guitar input.
Back to the FOOT SWITCH jack TRADEMARK AR6, FX1 Send / Return (Standard Series Effect Loop) with indicator light, FX2 Send / Return (Parallel Effect Loop), a connection to a tuner and of course the output SPEAKERS. All in Jack + 6.35 for recording, a SansAmp XLR output with "ground lift" and-10dB attenuator.

Complete connectivity so but that, in my opinion two forget: already, no headphone jack (?) And no reverb.

Side pedal also select each switch is activated by a red LED, like the BOOST and FX2 MIX on the head. (Red LED). The ON / OFF switch is actually a kind "pickup selector" and not a push button. A large red LED indicates to us here in the ignition that the head is turned.

Also noted that the brand will be released shortly MIDI Convection, but for information, I advise you to direct a look at this website: www.tech21nyc.com where you will find many more good information on this exciting model.

Anyway, just out of the box, we immediately see the robustness of the equipment that is still well its weight! A very original look that I find beautiful. The finish is of excellent qualitée that not even connect, is a guarantee of quality. IT IS only to see the screws used to s' convince. This is the big stuff to make the scene that will not suffer constant changes of scene, of course with some care that is obvious. Inside, everything is ultra protection. Can not see anything.

Well, I put 10 / 10 here, despite the forgotten. Why? Because when you use professional equipment like this, that we not tell me that it was not a rack next to a reverb! The same goes for the headphone output. In fact, his omissions are doing so voluntarily and everything is explained on the site. In short, the head is complete and s' puzzles no unnecessary things. Basically, that is to just have what it takes to bring out the maximum, so here, the big sound! Saw Tech21!

UTILIZATION

Well here començons by the manual, not very thick, only three double-page A5 size. All in English. Of course, since apart from the United States, I wonder who else has such a machine can know here, too bad. I even think that some, like me, would choose to buy it if they knew rather than a head equivalent. Anyway ...
To return to the manual, everything is told in a simple way for those who know English. In the image of the configuration of the amp, even here, they 's not too emmerdent to go into detail. This is the message "you branch and plays" that they give us here. For example, SAMPLE SETTINGS (British - California - Tweed - Fender Jazz - Srv - Ac / cd - Van Halen - Beatles (Vox AC 30) - Queen (Vox AC 30) & Metallica) 6 & CUSTOM SETTINGS where you can record your favorite settings. Of course, the manual is "light" in the sense also that c is merely a head amp, not a multi effect that I do not know what else, where, indeed, textbooks sometimes resemble of encyplopédies. In addition, there are the inevitable "collateral registry" with the questionnaire and all the fuss to return ...

His side, barely connected with the basic configuration of the simplest that he is, we find ourselves stuck fast to the wall and we see immediately that it hides the beast with enormous possibilities. It should not really long to know that it has in the stomach and therefore the use is rather simple, even for a novice. I think increasingly the policy of the brand that is making the same simplicitée to deliver as soon as possible what that is sought in the occurrence here, the BIG BIG SOUND!

SOUNDS

As I like the BIG BIG SOUND lol, it is clear that I find myself completely with the TRADEMARK.
I use it with a preamp JMP1 MARSHALL, Sans Amp PSA1 soon (Yeah!), Jackson Guitars, Multi Effect ZOOM Super Player 8080 & the FCB1010 Midi Foot Controller from BEHRINGER.

His side, that is divine! Hot and aggressive wish. The sonoritées are rich and well wrapped.
Listed clear sound, nothing to say as to this type of material even if it is better, but that is still very respectable!
In fact, the head is still versatile since "we can even have sounds typical Rock. It also has a strong Personalities.

For cons, I have some issues regarding to settle such a good sound "British". I do not know why but that is also probably my lack of experience since it is brand new so with even m full of things to learn. They seem the most difficult to resolve and sometimes sound quite "bizarre". Anyway, apart from that it is merely a temporary problem, it n 'there really is nothing to say about the quality as it sounds great! I don 'expect it to that, the slap!

Should also know that I spend on a cabinet that is most pourrite that is and even then the TRADEMARK performs well. Imagine a 1960 Marshall cabinet in the ass! What happiness!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a short time but I 'm more than satisfied. I'll even continue to buy from them. For info, it is worth € 1 200, good price / quality ratio. I would do without a doubt the same choice, rather than twice that of the same.
For the story and being that I once gave my material, which is a big investment, I really wanted to have efficient equipment that followed me for years. M It has had a year of research to find out what I really wanted it that fit best to me, and I really find my happiness here, I do not regret not to have waited so long to be able conmander model , to the extent that the new "mode four" of Marshall was completely eclipsed! In fact, take in, because the brand is distributed again in France by FILLING DISTRIBUTION, but for how long? So you ask your supplier quickly!