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Another new pedal coming from Tech21

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Not sure if we have a thread about this, there is one on TB already.

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Crunch, Buzz, Punch, Gain and Drive: is this not a virtual reality controller for an MMA game?!

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11 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

Street fighter 2 merged with mortal kombat 

Finish Him! - is that the Kill/Mute switch?

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Srsly though:

PSA?

What's the idea with the save/presets - the counter has 3 digits - is that for adding other effects or would I actually think up 999 variations of noise?

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Wow, if all of those are going to be available on this pedal that’s an amazing amount of versatility.

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Certainly more pedalboard friendly than the original. Although you could always put velcro on top of one of these and use it instead of a Pedaltrain:

Tech 21 PSA-1.1

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3 minutes ago, dannybuoy said:

Certainly more pedalboard friendly than the original. Although you could always put velcro on top of one of these and use it instead of a Pedaltrain:

Tech 21 PSA-1.1

Ive never paid any attention to this, so had no idea how cool it is (seems).

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It’s one of the coolest things Tech21 has done and is on countless recordings y’all would have heard

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2 hours ago, Lozz196 said:

Wow, if all of those are going to be available on this pedal that’s an amazing amount of versatility.

I use the rack PSA 1.1. This is basically the same in a mini flyrig format. For those of you who don't get it and are happy with your "on/off" distortions, this is a 128 channel pedal due to the midi. 

If this doesn't sell well it's because people are morons or think midi is the work of Satan.

I stand this up as the best preamp ever. For flexibility alone it wins. Multiband distortion. Midi presets. The lot. It's voiced superbly, works with guitar and bass. I've used it as outboard in my studio on occasion to crunch up some drum loops.

@Tech21NYC have scored a blinder with this. Frankly, I wished they put the midi presets on some of their other products. If the Dug pedal had them you could properly toggle between clean and dirty settings. Oh well, living the dream.

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13 minutes ago, dannybuoy said:

@Wolverinebass multiband you say? I’ll have to check out the manual then! Lack of a blend or crossover etc had made me less interested in this.

Basically, buzz distorts the lows, punch the Mids and crunch the highs. Drive is like poweramp distortion of a valve head. Quite creamy.

It's not a crossover thing, but you can still distort bits of the signal or all of it if you ramp up the preamp gain.

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I get it now, it sounds to me from reading the manual that  Buzz/Punch/Crunch is simply a 3 band EQ before the clipping stage, and Low and High a 2 band EQ afterwards. So you can lower the Buzz to reduce the low end going in for a tighter drive sound, then boost it back up again afterwards to compensate.

I like the sound of that, it achieves a similar thing to the character control of the VT Bass, which is a pre-drive mid control. I like to crank that up rather high to affect the breakup then rebalance with the blend and EQ.

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Yeah. Buzz, drive and low eq are all interactive so yeah, you can do what you say.

The buzz, punch and crunch aren't eq per se as they are distortion points. I tend to have punch quite low for example and have crunch rather high. It's all to taste really.

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Yet another GAS-able product from Tech21 - good work!

But I do find myself a bit dubious about the physical form of this, and many of their other recent products (the Steve Harris, the dUg, the Flyrigs etc). Specifically,  the control knobs look awfully flimsy - like they might snap off if a drummer glanced sternly at them.

Any owners of any of these products care to comment on their sturdiness...?

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I've not seen any of the flyrig types in real life yet, but the photos do make the knobs look very fragile. Knowing quite a few Sansamp bits, I assume my eyes decieve me! They're usually good quality gear.

It makes sense that the PSA1.1 continues in the line, and as Prymax already have one up at $399, it should be cheaper to get hold of than the original.

I think I must be way off trend at the moment though; while everything, even some power amps, is shifting to a more floor based form, I like rack gear! I went out of my way to get hold of an RPM and VT Rack, and would be interested in a rack GT2, Q Strip, and some of the other now discontinued character pedals. Presumably there isn't much demand for that kind of thing these days!

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Knobs are not flimsy and work very well, like anything if you abuse it, it would break.

What is universal is that small turns have big effects on the knobs - that’s the way they are geared

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