Tech 21 SansAmp British – LONG version

December 30, 2010 The owner’s manual and settings for the British (and all CS pedals) can be downloaded from http A quick note about the VH setting: The mid control should have been at 11:30 and not at 1:00 as suggested in the Tech 21 settings guide. I will re-record this portion of the clip and upload an update in the near future. This is the long version of my Tech 21 SansAmp ‘British’ demo. It’s a great pedal for stage or studio use and will cover a LOT of the classic Marshall sounds. The ‘Character’ knob is your key to its versatility as it is on the other pedals in the series as well. Check it out it if you want a ready-to-go truck load of Marshalls in a box.


25 Responses to “Tech 21 SansAmp British – LONG version”

  1. HonzaHavirov on December 30th, 2010 6:08 pm

    Hi there is there any way to get this pedal to feedback? Because it just squeals when turned on. Also I canยดt get it loud enough to keep the balance between the clean channel and the switched effect. Any suggestions please?

  2. Burgerman666 on December 30th, 2010 6:19 pm

    @mfrieauff In front of a clean tube amp? That would be the Wampler. The Tech 21 stuff is great, but it works best (for me) as a preamp device and not so much a regular stompbox. YMMV, of course. Thanks for the kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. mfrieauff on December 30th, 2010 6:28 pm

    hey, burgerman,
    I love your videos…they’re not only full of useful info and great tones, but of humour as well. I’m looking for a pedal to reproduce classic Marshall tones. I already own a Wampler Plexidrive and have been thinking about adding either the tech21 british or the Wampler Plextortion. Which one do you like better in front of a clean tube amp?

  4. Burgerman666 on December 30th, 2010 6:52 pm

    @Jcub90 Hey, that’s cool, good question! From the manual: “Buffered bypass eliminates the shortcomings associated with โ€œtrue bypassโ€ (pops and clicks,
    and high-end loss when multiple pedals are connected together), as well as signal loss associated with other types of switching circuits.”

    There you go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jcub90 on December 30th, 2010 7:44 pm

    @burgerman666 sorry to bother you but oes the speaker emulation stay on whan the pedal is turned of ? what kind of bypass is it?

  6. Anotherblackseason on December 30th, 2010 8:26 pm

    @baskethilt I had the Tonebone British and Classic, they were just okay. I think these sound better.

  7. GregReyes08 on December 30th, 2010 9:19 pm

    @baskethilt hey, I have a plexitube (which is basically a 2 channel hot british) and I would say each of these has their place. the hot british would be better if you were plugging into an amp and were gonna mic it, or just play live, but this is INFINITELY better for a situation where you’re going directly in.

  8. Burgerman666 on December 30th, 2010 10:05 pm

    @marcanb28 The original will give you close tones but if you want to hone straight into Marshall world, you’re better off grabbing one of these IMO.

  9. marcanb28 on December 30th, 2010 10:07 pm

    I own an Original Sansamp Classic which I enjoy a lot and I wonder if it means something to get this British box ?
    Of course the Classic can do much more but can I get the same sounds out of my sansamp classic as those available in the british pedal ?
    Thanks, keep on your reviews ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. gibs2b on December 30th, 2010 10:34 pm

    at 4’47 I can hear Slash

  11. claudiodifazio14 on December 30th, 2010 11:16 pm

    @Burgerman666 Thanks alot!!!!

  12. Burgerman666 on December 31st, 2010 12:08 am

    @claudiodifazio14 There’s a link for the owners manual and settings in the ‘info’ section of this video. Repeating it here would just be.. um, repeating it here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. claudiodifazio14 on December 31st, 2010 12:55 am

    Im sorry for this question im new at this. How do you use it? Thanks!!!

  14. littlewing62 on December 31st, 2010 1:41 am

    @Burgerman666 it’s a juiced up jcm800 basically, but it still has it’s own unique voicing. it’s a rare amp, hope one day you try one. i fel inlove with the tone but my coin purse wasn’t big enough so i was hoping for a pedal to emulate it. thanks anyways.

  15. Burgerman666 on December 31st, 2010 2:34 am

    @baskethilt Nope. I asked Radial for some demo units and they declined. Sorry.

  16. Burgerman666 on December 31st, 2010 3:24 am

    @littlewing62 Not sure; I’ve never tried one. Sorry!

  17. baskethilt on December 31st, 2010 4:19 am

    Do you know how this compare to the Tonebone Hot British?

  18. littlewing62 on December 31st, 2010 4:50 am

    hey burg can you get a silver jubilee sound out of it?

  19. PauloVento on December 31st, 2010 5:01 am

    I hope that little girl’s getting payed! xD

  20. Burgerman666 on December 31st, 2010 5:03 am

    @musicmaniac434 I wouldn’t say ‘better’. But it’s definitely more focused on the Marshall thing and not much else. So if Marshall is your bag, probably go for this.

  21. musicmaniac434 on December 31st, 2010 6:03 am

    is this better than sansamp clasic??? (i prefer grunge sound … alice in chains ,pearl jam and soundgarden style distorsion)???

  22. lute760 on December 31st, 2010 6:27 am

    The sound quality of these reviews are among the best I’ve heard on Youtube yet! Not to mention these character series pedals,I think I will be buying them all.

  23. Emill1987 on December 31st, 2010 7:04 am

    what song you playing first?)

  24. TOTOsupra on December 31st, 2010 7:45 am

    @Burgerman666 Yes Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. Burgerman666 on December 31st, 2010 8:26 am

    @TOTOsupra Layla?

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