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FL5-T21

Sale Price: $299.97 CDN
Original Price: $319.99 CDN

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Free yourself from the signal chains of bondage. Emancipate yourself from the oppression of evil backline loaners. Liberate yourself from the tyrannies of over-loaded flight cases and stress of airport security. It is time. For you. To rock. In a free World.

Sleek, compact, and simply awesome, the gunmetal-finish Fly Rig 5 is a tiny tonal titan, a thoroughbred professional unit armed with sweet analog tones. Weighing in at just over 18 oz. and under 12 inches in length, you can rule the road, rehearsal or recording gig. No stinkin van, no heavy flight cases, no cable spaghetti, no dead weight.

With the Fly Rig 5, no arena is too large and no stage is too small. Just grab your guitar and tap into five must-have pedals in Tech 21's award-winning arsenal: a genuine SansAmp, a reverb, a delay, a powerful boost and the incredible Plexi distortion. All of this in a streamlined, rugged metal housing that will easily fit in your guitar case. There are illuminated mini-controls to show active status, an included power supply and studio-grade, metal footswitches and jacks. It's everything you need and nothing you don't.

With the functionality of a full pedalboard, minus the crackling patch cables, dying batteries and ground loops, the Fly Rig 5 is a simple step to the rich, expressive combinations you can use for any session. Even when you want to use the latest digital supercomputer or a vintage tube amp, the Fly Rig 5 covers your ass like yoga pants. It's the perfect instant back-up rig when your boutique gear goes down exactly when you need it most.

At its heart is the omnipotent, all-analog SansAmp --a ground-breaking amp emulator, speaker and mic simulator-- that will dial-in your favorite sounds for consistent tone every time. This version has been optimized for lush, chiming clean tones and has a Drive control to add just the right amount of gain from warm break-up to snarling grind, with an incredibly flexible 3-band EQ. The adjustable Reverb is also found in this section, voiced to create the rich ambiance of a vintage spring reverb without clattery pings, canyons of doom, or other annoying artifacts.

The roaring Plexi tone is the stuff of legend, with its muscular crunch, detailed mids and mule-kick low end. Providing the dirty side of the Fly Rig, the Plexi section produces exquisite, ripped-ab rock tones that can be kicked into Hot mode with up to 21dB of pre-amp gain. The Hot footswitch operates independently to boost any of the Fly Rig sections whenever you feel the urge to punch it up.

An inspiring delay section completes the Fly Rig 5. Voiced to emulate vintage tape echo, the DLA features a separate tap-tempo footswitch and adjustable tape drift-style modulation for authentic textures. From thickening slap-backs to deep cascading repeats, the DLA adds space and attitude.

Get the Fly Rig 5 and arrive at your next gig as easily as a happy, magical fairy --with face-melting guitar tones.

FLY RIG 5 SECTIONS AND FEATURES:

- SansAmp tube amplifier emulator, is pre-voiced for clean tones. It includes 3-band active EQ, Level,
and Drive to adjust the overall amount of gain and overdrive.

- Reverb, within the SansAmp section, is based upon the Boost RVB pedal. It emulates the rich ambiances of a vintage spring reverb without clattery pings, canyons of doom, or other annoying artifacts.

- Plexi, based upon the Hot-Rod Plexi pedal, brings in the organic distortion of a stock 68 Plexi and includes Level, Tone and Drive controls.

- Hot, within the Plexi section, kicks in up to 21dB of pre-amp gain. It can be used independently to
boost the SansAmp and/or DLA functions, as well as on its own to boost the gain of your amp.

- DLA is based upon the Boost DLA pedal. It is voiced to give you the sounds of a vintage tape echo
and features Level, Time, Repeats, and Drift, which adds a random element to the modulation for authentic textures. A dedicated Tap Tempo switch makes it super simple to just tap in the delay tempo you want during your performance.

- All analog signal path; reverb and delay are mixed in parallel.

- Get 5 must-have gigging pedals for 1/3 the cost at 1/3 the size, without sacrificing pro quality tone.

- All metal housing in gunmetal finish.

- Metal footswitches and jacks.

- 1/4-inch high-impedance input.

- 1/4-inch low impedance output.

- Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators.

- Included auto-switching power supply and Euro plug to accommodate input voltages from 100V-
240V. UK and Australia/New Zealand will have additional corresponding plugs for their individual countries.

- Actual size: 11.5" x 2.5"w x 1.25"h Weight: 18.6oz

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
It's hard to believe how good this sounds. Its inspiring to play through it. I have the Plexi. Came here to see if there's a bass fly rig. Want that too. Oh... the delay sounds good, but when the level gets too high, there's a bit of an artifact or something.... listen for that.
Posted by Michael on May 23, 2018
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Fly Rig 5 Sansamp1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I've been looking for something as a backup to my regular rig. I looked at Boss Line 6,Digitech etc...all units seemed decent but I was looking for something that sounds good. Enter the fly rig. I was a little skeptical at first but running it through my computer or a flat response speaker this thing sounds great. Good enough to get through a gig if your main rig fails. I find the bottom end lacking and it does the rock or new country thing well but its definitely not for metal players . Maybe a pedal in the front would do the trick, I'll have to try it someday. Overall I'm happy with the unit and its so small and portable that its a no brainer. The reverb and echo are good and certainly enhance the sound. Two thumbs up !
Posted by Tim on Jan 13, 2016
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Drop dead beautiful clean jazz tone1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Had a chance to plug into one of these at a local jam. Just the most crushingly sweet jazz clean tone I have ever heard out of anything, ever. Sparkle, definition, warmth... better than any tube amp I've ever owned or worked with. Very nice reverb when run direct into a PA as well. The mini knobs are not something I would have chosen given a choice.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2015
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Best tone-for-the-buck!!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaint John, New Brunswick
I have seen a few reviews of this unit. I've seen a few people calling it 'noisy' (no more hiss than a comparable amp driven hard, as far as I'm concerned!) Someone called it "ill conceived" because the boost was before the gain stages, not after, where they could use it to 'turn the volume up' for their lead breaks (I believe the point is NOT to turn the volume up but to add an extra chunk of gain...if you plugged directly into a Marshall and drove the pre-amp, how would you 'turn the volume up' after the gain stage, dufus??) As far as I'm concerned, this unit does a brilliant job at it's designed purpose...as a compact fly rig. It's designed to give you a consistent sound no matter what backline or direct system you need to plug into when performing a fly gig! If you want more, buy a full-sized processor at double the money and 6 times the size. If you want a unit that simulates running straight into a couple of classic amps through a classic cabinet and miked by a classic microphone, along with a sweet-sounding tape-like echo and smooth reverb... all in a unit that fits into any guitar case or gig bag... look no further!! I was sold when I got so carried away with the sound in the local L&McQ, they had to come over and ask me to turn down!!
Posted by Gary Stackhouse on Jun 8, 2015
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Great Unit!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I had seen some info on it from this year's NAMM. So I rented one, I couldn't give it back. I play direct live, most of the time, so I needed a good amp sim. This does it very well. It also sounds real nice through my Deluxe Reverb Re issue The delay is nice, the Plexi section is great! The hot boost works great with my other pedals. The only thing that I find a bit difficult is, the small button controls, but I'll live with that any day for the quality of tones this little sucker produces!
Posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2014
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