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Tech 21 Paul Landers Fly Rig Cool or Uncool? #3002961 08/12/19 08:35 PM
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Hi all...

I did a four-month torture test of Tech 21's Paul Landers Fly Rig PL1—which would seem to be a "not-for-everyone" kind of tone tool. What do you think?

https://guardiansofguitar.com/2019/08/12/if-loving-you-is-wrong-i-dont-wanna-be-right/

Re: Tech 21 Paul Landers Fly Rig Cool or Uncool? [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3003050 08/13/19 03:40 PM
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Haven't tried the Fly rig, but I have the old Tri-OD (no longer made) that has served me well, as long as the programmable Bass Driver DI for my bass, that I really like. Always been a fan of their products.


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Re: Tech 21 Paul Landers Fly Rig Cool or Uncool? [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3003079 08/13/19 05:37 PM
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I liked your review of the drive channels and what they can and can't do - or how what you THINK they can and can't do can be altered. I do wish you had gone a bit more in-depth on the other features (delays, reverb, vibrato) and how they compare to other versions of the Fly Rig. I'll admit, while I prefer a board of individual pedals, I've considered a multi effects, and the Fly Rigs are near the top of the list when that time comes. The real-life experience you added to the review was great.


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Re: Tech 21 Paul Landers Fly Rig Cool or Uncool? [Re: Danzilla] #3003129 08/13/19 11:48 PM
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Hi Danzilla...

My bad on the effects. I don't use effects a lot, and to my ears, all three effects sounded fine—clean, stout, and vibey. Definitely not cheap effects that are one-dimensional or too bright.

I sooooooo dig my pedalboards of individual analog and digital stompboxes, but for those times when lugging a somewhat larger 'board to a gig is maybe too much, I would absolutely use the PL1 without any concerns about my tones taking a nap.

I hope this helps flesh things out a bit more.

Cheers,
Mike

Re: Tech 21 Paul Landers Fly Rig Cool or Uncool? [Re: J. Dead] #3003130 08/13/19 11:50 PM
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Hi J.Dan --

No argument there. I haven't disliked ANY Tech 21 product that I've reviewed or used since my first original SansAmp. Sure, there have been a few items that didn't work for me, but nothing has ever sucked, imploded, sounded daft, or otherwise taken a dump. Great track record for that company.

Best,
Mike


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