Tech 21 Blonde – through amplifier.

November 26, 2010

This is what you can expect when you run your Tech 21 Character Series box through an amp. It’s not bad but I think I’d prefer to use it direct to house. Whatever. Tell me what you think.


25 Responses to “Tech 21 Blonde – through amplifier.”

  1. pratfrederic on November 26th, 2010 2:38 am

    I’d like to try it plugged into my? Fender champion 600 with external 12″cab

    Did you compare with Catalinbread formula nĀ°5 and Wampler black65’overdrive ?

  2. 4937645 on November 26th, 2010 2:54 am

    @Burgerman666 It sounds great.

  3. Burgerman666 on November 26th, 2010 3:10 am

    @4937645 Laney VC50 clean channel. It’s loaded with 40 year old Greenbacks.

  4. 4937645 on November 26th, 2010 3:11 am

    what amp are u playing through??

  5. bornburied on November 26th, 2010 3:56 am

    BLONDE! hahahaha sweet!

  6. Burgerman666 on November 26th, 2010 4:22 am

    @disciullo77 I haven’t tried it that way but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t do the trick.

  7. disciullo77 on November 26th, 2010 4:41 am

    How does this pedal sound at low amp volumes?

    I have a Fender Deluxe Reverb and at 22 watts, it’s a bit loud for the wife and babies at night! Keeping the volume at 1 is far from the amps sweet spot and kinda thin sounding. I was hoping I could plug this in and get some decent tones without having to crank my amp.

  8. gwugluud on November 26th, 2010 5:29 am

    Wonder if these tech 21 pedals “eat” distorto pedals the way an amp would?

  9. paulvcarter on November 26th, 2010 5:30 am

    I always wondered if they would sound OK into an amp – Thanks!

  10. Burgerman666 on November 26th, 2010 5:30 am

    @jhoyer In this clip I’m going to the normal input of the amp. Yes, running it in different ways will give you different sonic results. But that’s the beauty of these T21 pedals – that you can run them anyway you want. Yes, every amp, every guitar, every set of hands will yield different results. Generalisation is a mistake when talking pedals.

  11. jhoyer on November 26th, 2010 6:13 am

    are you going through the FX loop or after the preamp? Do you find that this makes a difference in tone? Does the particular amp you use make a difference in tone or does the Blonde kind of do it’s thing regardless of which amp it is?

    Sorry for the inquisition šŸ˜‰ Great demos on all the Tech 21 pedals!

  12. chicasperdidas on November 26th, 2010 6:15 am

    Hello hi from argentina great videos! i’ve got mi epiphone casino and a vox ac15 kind of beatle staff i dont play any solos i am more like Peter Buck style but sometimes beacause i like tom petty a lot i need some fender sound, do you think the blonde is right to complement mi vox?

  13. foreverjimmy on November 26th, 2010 6:56 am

    in clean channel without any drive ? sound great

  14. raybud28 on November 26th, 2010 7:53 am

    Hi im using a Marshall MG15CDR and a Gibson Les Paul and Tech 21 California and really liked your demo on the Tech Blonde and was asking if it would work through my amp because i like to play Ted Nugent a lot thanks for your time


  15. SparcoRX7 on November 26th, 2010 8:15 am

    Can I run this into a dirty amp and switch it on for cleans?

  16. Burgerman666 on November 26th, 2010 9:10 am

    Yes. All of the pedals that enter these studios must succumb to vigorous abuse from Sadie on the Trampoline. Then they have to get past my wife for financial approval (the toughest test) and then myself. I’m a little easier on them but there is a constant inner battle (with myself) for one of 8-10 spaces on my board in any given week. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it. Thanks for watching. šŸ™‚

  17. bonito369 on November 26th, 2010 9:25 am

    Very impressing.
    My search for the universal sound generator seems to find an end.
    Due to your excellent playing Brett, of course šŸ™‚ the Blonde sounds so good in all settings.
    But what finally got me to buy one is:
    Its fully trampoline-tested šŸ™‚

  18. Mercury6 on November 26th, 2010 9:54 am

    It sounds actually quite good.

    I have a GT2 and its biggest + is that it can sound great at any volume. Really low volumes (hair after 7 o clock) produces a great sound. Sure with volume it may sound better, but the basic characteristics of good sound is there at any volume level. Tight low end and a clear high).

    Not sure if you have owned or tired the GT2, but would say a British be able to do what the GT2 does at really low volumes.

    I am speaking of using direct in front of an amp.


  19. notaphaser on November 26th, 2010 10:32 am

    Well, early Marshall amps were based on Tweed Fender specs, so there’s some logic to that.

  20. ThursdayisPathetic on November 26th, 2010 11:23 am

    it’s so cool to see how much fun your daughter has making these vids with you. definitely the coolest

  21. Burgerman666 on November 26th, 2010 12:04 pm

    Sure. A Laney VC50, as stated in the credits at 5:24. šŸ™‚

  22. bossmxr1 on November 26th, 2010 12:58 pm

    Awesome pedal and great playing too. May I ask what amp are using?? thanks..

  23. oicsaywhat on November 26th, 2010 1:55 pm

    I think it sounds great both me this has more of a open airy tone as oppose to the direct way….which to me is more compressed in sound,,,I guess it depends on the player what his ears wanna hear it……I like it this way personal perfect as far as I can say….great demo’s by the way….peace

  24. gwugluud11 on November 26th, 2010 2:37 pm

    Sounds great b4 an amp. For a “Fender” sim, it sure can get some heavy, Sabbathy sounds.

  25. granola4thahighrolla on November 26th, 2010 3:34 pm

    can you use this thing as a clean boost?

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