Tech 21 British
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Tech 21 British

British, Guitar Amp Simulation Pedal from Tech 21 in the Character Series series.

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iamqman 07/02/2011

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I have never been a fan of distortion pedals. They come of unnatural and never really nailing the tone to which most of them claim on their box. They have a natural tinty sound that comes off as bright and thin and not very pleasing to the ears.

This pedal was a bit of a surprise to me. These character series pedals from Tech 21 has been a bit of a hit or miss. Some have been decent sounding and very usable and others have not sounded very good at all.

This pedal is going for the 70's Marshall tones from plexi's to bluesbreakers to the all out high gain stacks . I have to say that did a pretty good job for a pedal.

UTILIZATION


Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series British V2 Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Features:

Authentic-sounding, tough tones, from Bluesbreaker to Plexi to '70s stack
Six level-, tone-, and drive-shaping controls (Level, Mid, Character, Drive, Low, and High knobs)
Switchable speaker emulation
Use as a stompbox, preamp, or standalone recording tool
Proven SansAmp quality and reliability

SOUND QUALITY

I was a little apprehensive before hearing this pedal because I am just not a fan of the the distortion boxes. When I heard this pedal kick it I was pleasantly surprise at how good this pedal was. Sure it was going to have the feel or the real tone of a bluesbreaker or a plexi but the voicing was right on and the drive of the pedal worked well with a clean amp.

This pedal does a decent job at recreating the Marshall tones from those old 70's records. You can hear the character knob changing the voicing structure of those amps from the plexi's to the stack Marshal's and such. That character control is a cool little feature that allows more options to be had in this little pedal.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these pedals come in at around $169. Not a bad price for this pedal. Is does have a very usable tone and the option you get if you are a Marshall fan are fantastic.

I would recommend this pedal to anyone with a clean amp and wants to get a decent Marshall tone and doesn't want to spend a whole lot of money to get there. You get a good pedal for well under $200 and the pedal works great going directly into your computer using the speaker simulator.