Gear maker’s newest rig features an all-analog SansAmp designed to reduce feedback
By David Sands
October 20, 2017
Tech 21 has a brand new addition to its family of Fly Rigs, one geared towards acoustic players.
The company bills its latest rig as “an easily transportable alternative to getting rich, expressive combinations you can use for any studio or live date…[and] the perfect instant back-up rig when your gear suddenly goes down.”
Weighing in just a tad over 20 oz. and measuring 12.5 inches in length, the Acoustic Fly Rig has the travel-friendly mobility that the Fly Rig line is known for. But it’s also specially designed to meet the specific needs of acoustic instruments.
At the heart of the new device is the all-analog SansAmp, which features sweepable, semi-parametric, active EQ controls that can be adjusted to meet any situation. The Notch-Filter can be sweeped from 70Hz to 350Hz and is tailored to reduce the feedback generated by resonating low acoustic guitar frequencies. It also includes an independent Boost function, which can be ramped up to approximately 12dB for solos and a wide mid-range boost for better clarity.
The compression control makes use of analog FET-based technology for a warmer more transparent sound. As for effects, the device offers tap tempo delay with time and repeat controls, dedicated reverb and a chromatic tuner. The new rig also comes with headphone capability, XLR output, Phase Flip switch to combat feedback and all-metal housing and makes use of a 9V DC power supply (200mA).
The Acoustic Fly Rig will be available for purchase in November.
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