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#31 dannybuoy

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:15 AM

Indeed, if I get one it won't be from this country!

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:43 AM

Tech 21 are having a laugh with this. Despite the fact I truly love their stuff and my psa 1.1 is my favourite preamp of all time, it's not enough to get away from the feeling that we're being done.

Until they sell stuff in the UK at a reasonable price or the value of the dollar sinks substantively, I'm not partaking in this.
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 09:54 AM

Very sexy!
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Posted 16 February 2016 - 10:48 AM

I can't see many people going for this at 380. It's a great concept, just too expensive.

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:31 AM

I suppose if you look at it compared to a seperates board, it may well be well priced. Considering you get a di and tuner. No need for a fancy power supply or cabling.. the price begins to look slightly more reasonable. .. however I think under 300 would have been more tempting.

Anyone know how much the guitar ones were when they were released?

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:27 AM

View Postlefrash, on 16 February 2016 - 11:31 AM, said:

I suppose if you look at it compared to a seperates board, it may well be well priced. Considering you get a di and tuner. No need for a fancy power supply or cabling.. the price begins to look slightly more reasonable. .. however I think under 300 would have been more tempting.

Anyone know how much the guitar ones were when they were released?

They were under 300. A few of the Gtr players I work with bought them when they were first released.

Edited by NoirBass, 17 February 2016 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:02 AM

The bass one adds a DI, tuner and headphone amp though (as well as a bit more on the FX side), so I would expect it to cost more.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 12:05 PM

True, still 380 feels like a lot. I'll probably still get one it would be a great lightweight solution to 90% of my gigs. I'll just have to save up a little longer.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:06 PM

I'm off to the USA in Nov and am already saving for the potential gear purchases. If the pound is strong I can see one of these working its way back home with me!

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 03:39 PM

This looks promising:

https://m.thomann.de...arch=1458488239

300 feels more reasonable.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 08:13 PM

View PostNoirBass, on 20 March 2016 - 03:39 PM, said:

This looks promising:

https://m.thomann.de...arch=1458488239

300 feels more reasonable.

Definitely getting there. The more I think about this, the more I like it.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 08:23 PM

Or you could just get one from the US for around 200...

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:25 AM

View Postdannybuoy, on 20 March 2016 - 08:23 PM, said:

Or you could just get one from the US for around £200...

Whats the import duty like?

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 01:38 PM

I wonder how much the guys at Stompbox will selling these for??

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 08:53 PM

At the Thomann price I am sorely tempted

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:34 PM

View PostNoirBass, on 21 March 2016 - 08:25 AM, said:

Whats the import duty like?

£0 if you order from the right shop! ;)

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:27 AM

View Postdannybuoy, on 21 March 2016 - 10:34 PM, said:

£0 if you order from the right shop! ;)

Ooohh, Do tell.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:18 PM

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 04:54 PM

Anyone got one yet on sale in UK now!!

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 07:53 PM

A friend of mine had his Fly Rig Bass arrive today and brought it round to mine to try out. Ran it through my Hartke HA3500 and Ampeg SVT410HE, ran through a variety of different tones on it and it sounded great! couldn't have been more impressed by it. To be honest, i'm seriously considering getting rid of my rack unit and getting one of these to make things easy when travelling to far off gigs.
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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:42 PM

View PostWolverinebass, on 16 February 2016 - 09:43 AM, said:

Tech 21 are having a laugh with this. Despite the fact I truly love their stuff and my psa 1.1 is my favourite preamp of all time, it's not enough to get away from the feeling that we're being done.

Until they sell stuff in the UK at a reasonable price or the value of the dollar sinks substantively, I'm not partaking in this.

Isn't it so often the case with stuff imported from the State's... It costs $200 so it costs £200. It costs $400 so it costs £400. It costs $1000 so it costs £1000... And so on. :(

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 09:03 PM

View PostDawnPatrol1990, on 12 July 2016 - 07:53 PM, said:

A friend of mine had his Fly Rig Bass arrive today and brought it round to mine to try out. Ran it through my Hartke HA3500 and Ampeg SVT410HE, ran through a variety of different tones on it and it sounded great! couldn't have been more impressed by it. To be honest, i'm seriously considering getting rid of my rack unit and getting one of these to make things easy when travelling to far off gigs.

what are the chorus and octave and fuzz like, on demos it sounded sweet, Ive never used a sansamp either i would only get it for recording, but it seems like a decent all in one, just would add a phaser and already have a souce audio Envelope filter which is juicy as hell!!

Yes its a lot of money but you seem to be getting a lot of sound shaping options!!! is it good for phat funky sounds!! ???

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 03:47 PM

Just had one delivered - online purchase from Hot Rox in Nottingham: £309 delivered. http://www.hotroxuk....bass-pedal.html

Really impressed with it so far and it's truly tiny but really solidly made.

Some example tones in the manual to get you started (impressed with the 'muse' tone. Small play and perfect 'Geddy' tones from the SansAmp section and the pre/post boost option (more gain pre, louder overall post) is great. The compressor is solid too - not massively intrusive mid-way on the knob and utterly rediculous cranked up. Really tasteful & simple chorus that doesn't muddy the tone or kill the low end.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:24 PM

I'd echo that Iain, really pleased with the build quality and size. Not quite fathomed the sansamp settings yet but such a vast array of tones. Chorus is nice and subtle, and the tuner is bob on. Pricey, but has meant I can sell the rest of my board :-)

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 10:52 AM

This looks like a great unit. A question I have, to those that own one, is can you get "clean" octaver and fuzz sounds out of it, or do they all end up sounding like 80s synths or envelope filters?

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 11:14 AM

Yes to both! That particular section is so flexible, I wish they had a couple of slots for it as I'd set one as a clean octaver and one as a fuzzy filter, and not have to change the settings live.

The tracking on the octaver is terrific.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 11:25 AM

View PostRik (ESA), on 04 August 2016 - 11:14 AM, said:

Yes to both! That particular section is so flexible, I wish they had a couple of slots for it as I'd set one as a clean octaver and one as a fuzzy filter, and not have to change the settings live.

The tracking on the octaver is terrific.

Cheers
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Excellent, thanks Rick :)

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 01:37 PM

Used it in anger for the first time - at rehearsal - and it's a really capable box. The charachter control on the SansAmp stage was about all I needed to tewak between songs to go from mellow (Creep, Alive, etc) to harsh (Slither, Killing in the Name), mixing the pre-boost and chorus gave a really wide range of sounds to cover off most eventualities. Didn't really play with the Envelope/Octave/Fuzz stage at all so plenty more to go at.
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Posted 18 August 2016 - 02:47 PM

View PostTrevorR, on 12 July 2016 - 08:42 PM, said:

Isn't it so often the case with stuff imported from the State's... It costs $200 so it costs £200. It costs $400 so it costs £400. It costs $1000 so it costs £1000... And so on. :(

Just to be clear we don't set the prices in Europe and actually make less money on our product shipped there. There are import duties, the cost of shipping from the states and VAT that our European Distributors have to pass on to the consumer. They in turn have to ship to dealers which adds additional cost.

For some perspective, I've had a couple of Lehle pedals. My Dual SGoS costs $349 US here. Thomann sells it for 238 Euros which is $269 US.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 05:42 PM

View PostIain, on 05 August 2016 - 01:37 PM, said:

Used it in anger for the first time - at rehearsal - and it's a really capable box. The charachter control on the SansAmp stage was about all I needed to tewak between songs to go from mellow (Creep, Alive, etc) to harsh (Slither, Killing in the Name), mixing the pre-boost and chorus gave a really wide range of sounds to cover off most eventualities. Didn't really play with the Envelope/Octave/Fuzz stage at all so plenty more to go at.

How did you use it? Straight to pa? Front of amp?





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