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Tech 21 Introduces Three New Fly Rigs



Tech 21 Introduces Three New Fly Rigs

The original Fly Rig®, introduced in 2014, was a true game-changer for players in all categories, from touring pros to bedroom hobbyists. At a time when pedalboards were expanding and backs were breaking, the innovative Fly Rig enabled players to slim down without sacrificing great tone, and travel without fear of baggage surcharges and dreaded mystery backlines.

The Fly Rig 5 v2 retains the same SansAmp heart, Plexi/Cali distortion and Delay, but adds a few twists and turns within these sections. New features include switchable Pre/Post Boost up to 12dB, an independent reverb with choice of room size, an effect loop, a tuner, headphone capability and an XLR Output.

Since the debut of the original Richie Kotzen RK5 Signature Fly Rig, Richie’s needs have changed, both on and off the road. New to this version is an on/off push-button for the SansAmp section. Richie previously would use his RK5 both with and without the SansAmp engaged. Currently, it’s either on or off during stage shows, so he no longer needs a dedicated footswitch. Following the same form factor as later Fly Rigs, the RK5 v2 includes a tuner, headphone capability and an XLR Output. Effects include delay, independent reverb, pre-boost up to 12dB, compression, fuzz, rotary speaker, and Richie Kotzen’s signature OMG overdrive.

The Paul Landers PL1 Signature Fly Rig offers two SansAmp channels, one clean (Wasser) and one dirty (Feuer). It also has an independent dual-mode Boost function: a post-SansAmp positive volume boost up to +6dB and “negative” boost down to -10dB and a Punch mode to enhance solos with a wide mid-range boost. Effects include Delay with Tap Tempo, Vibrato, and Ambiance.

All utilize included 9V DC Universal Power Supply: Model #DC9. “Auto-switching,” self-adjusting 100V-240V, 200mA with interchangeable international prong assemblies for use anywhere in the world.

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