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 Post subject: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: July 26th, 2016, 1:31 pm 
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Anybody use the Tech21 Bass Fly Rig?

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 Post subject: Re: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: April 8th, 2017, 5:59 am 
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Well, I finally bought one of these. I'l post a review in the next few weeks. Has anybody else dabbled with this?

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 Post subject: Re: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: April 8th, 2017, 2:56 pm 
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No, but I've been tempted to check it out. I do have one of the Geddy Lee preamp's on pre-order tho.


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 Post subject: Re: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: April 9th, 2017, 9:22 am 
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Sorry, I missed your original post about the Fly Rig.

I own one. I brought it on the tour I did in Brazil last fall. Using it as it's namesake, to fly with, it's gold. It fit in the compartment of my hardcase, gave me all the tones I needed, and has a tuner.
There has been some nitpick criticism of the various effects in the unit. Of course there are better versions of each effect out there as individual pedals but they will take up more space. For portability the Fly Rig cannot be beat.

I brought a few other pedals on tour too but quickly found all I needed was the Fly Rig and it performed well for me. I'm doing another fly tour this year and I'll take the Fly Rig with me for it again.


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 Post subject: Re: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: April 10th, 2017, 2:52 am 
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What a cute little multi pedal! How's the tracking on the octaver, Andrew?


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 Post subject: Re: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: April 10th, 2017, 6:45 am 
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looks like a fairly versatile and practical setup - I want one!


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 Post subject: Re: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: April 11th, 2017, 11:01 am 
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pjmuck wrote:
What a cute little multi pedal! How's the tracking on the octaver, Andrew?


I haven't played with the octaver much but next chance I get I'll test it and see how low a note it can cleanly track.


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 Post subject: Re: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: April 11th, 2017, 8:11 pm 
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This concept is exactly the sort of thing I'd like to have, but the signature Sansamp sound is just awful to my ear.

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Moses wrote:
This concept is exactly the sort of thing I'd like to have, but the signature Sansamp sound is just awful to my ear.


Never been a fan of the Sansamp sound myself... to colored and compressed for me....

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 Post subject: Re: Tech21 Bass Fly Rig
PostPosted: April 25th, 2017, 3:57 am 
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Well, a short review.

The chorus effect/tuner sound awesome. I like a little chorus to break through the mix - not 80s chorus,
but enough that you can hear it when the bass is soloed.

The fuzz/octaver? Meh. I can't seem to find a sweet spot for any use. Maybe if I was doing some sort of weird
house music type thing, but it's not practical for me.

I think a "sans amp" is a crucial bit every working bassist needs, if only to be prepared for a suddenly broken amp
or playing a venue where going direct. It works.

I love the compressor. Why? My go-to bass is an Ibanez Roadstar. The E string always seemed a bit more powerful
that the other three strings. The compressor completely equalizes them to the same loudness, and I can dial in a nice
sound, using its settings over my amp's. I set my GK amp to flat, and then dial in a nice John Entwistle sound, or I can dial
back my tone control and get a warm sound that still cuts through the mix. I'm currently in five bands (don't be impressed,
I'm organizing a band fundraiser for my alma mater and we're recreating our old high school performances - should be a hoot)
so I've had plenty of experience in a few settings with the pedal.

Overall, I'm very happy with it. This, along with the Bonecrusher, is about all I need.

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