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Dunlop Heil Talk Box

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Using the Dunlop Heil Talk Box you too can re-create the sounds popularized by Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Slash, Alice in Chains, Aerosmith, and othe...Click To Read More About This Product

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That talking guitar sound's back in style!

Using the Dunlop Heil Talk Box you too can re-create the sounds popularized by Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Slash, Alice in Chains, Aerosmith, and others. Easy to use. Can be set up with a guitar amp, but requires a mic and mic amp.


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DunlopHeil Talk Box
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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67%

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Dunlop Heil Talk Box

I bought this device in Nashville in the 90s and have incorporated it into my recordings(Honeys, Harleys, Crawfish & Beer CD, 2009) and my live shows. Very easy to hook...Read complete review

I bought this device in Nashville in the 90s and have incorporated it into my recordings(Honeys, Harleys, Crawfish & Beer CD, 2009) and my live shows. Very easy to hook up. The instructions are on the bottom of device. There are 2 ways to go, the best way is to use a second amp. (a cheap 15 watt amp will do since you are only pushing a driver.) It always attracts attention and has helped distinguish me in a town where everybody is a guitar picker. A very handsome device, all metal case, built like a tank. The only extras you need are a couple of spare speaker cords. I velcroe the tube to my microphone. In the 12 years that I have had this product it has never let me down. If it ever does, I will have to go out and get another one. It has never gone out of style and is like no other pedal ever invented. This I think is the closest you can get to becoming part of your guitar, playing the guitar into your mouth and lip syncing the sound back into the microphone. It is the most expressive guitar device that I have ever found. A must have.

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Do not buy

Do not buy this talk box. The setup is really complicated. You need an amp head, speaker cables, all of which I do not have. The Rocktron Banshee has a simple setup....Read complete review

Do not buy this talk box. The setup is really complicated. You need an amp head, speaker cables, all of which I do not have. The Rocktron Banshee has a simple setup. Plug in guitar to one end, then to amp on the other. This is totally not worth the money and is just aggrevating.

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dunlop Heil Talk Box

By Lanny McGough

from Louisiana.

Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

I bought this device in Nashville in the 90s and have incorporated it into my recordings(Honeys, Harleys, Crawfish & Beer CD, 2009) and my live shows. Very easy to hook up. The instructions are on the bottom of device. There are 2 ways to go, the best way is to use a second amp. (a cheap 15 watt amp will do since you are only pushing a driver.) It always attracts attention and has helped distinguish me in a town where everybody is a guitar picker. A very handsome device, all metal case, built like a tank. The only extras you need are a couple of spare speaker cords. I velcroe the tube to my microphone. In the 12 years that I have had this product it has never let me down. If it ever does, I will have to go out and get another one. It has never gone out of style and is like no other pedal ever invented. This I think is the closest you can get to becoming part of your guitar, playing the guitar into your mouth and lip syncing the sound back into the microphone. It is the most expressive guitar device that I have ever found. A must have.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

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By Vergil

from OH

Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

Great effect - but limited pre-sale info on all the requirements to make it work. Would suggest finding a picture of exact setups prior to purchase so you know what you need then buy everything at once if you don't already have it. Additionally, there is no "little red light" in the pictures of this product. It's located below the on/off button on the face plate. There is no information that comes with the pedal that I found explaining what the light is for. It is apparantly an overdrive indicator, i.e. it's not a good light to have on. I originally thought it was an on/off indicator. "Oh won't you, show me the way..."

(4 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not buy

By Lyonheart33

from Staten Island, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult Setup
    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

      Do not buy this talk box. The setup is really complicated. You need an amp head, speaker cables, all of which I do not have. The Rocktron Banshee has a simple setup. Plug in guitar to one end, then to amp on the other. This is totally not worth the money and is just aggrevating.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tawk Bawks

      By JohnnyV

      from Canada

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

      This has to be the best effect ever. Once you get past the ridiculous setup (effects > A/B switch > amp input(s) > speaker out > talk box) and try not to choke on the tube, you're all set. The only hard sounds to make are "ch" "k" and "f"; pretty much anything where you might need to close your mouth completely to create the harsh sounds. Best effect ever.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AWESOME BOX!!!

      By RWB-GjmrE

      from GV

      Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

      I've had this for over 6 months now and it's great! All I recommend is make sure you are using a good PA with it and don't turn your amp up too loud or it could mess it up a little bit, the little light on it goes on when too much is going through it, when it stays on continually...you got a problem other than that, BUY IT!!! best talk box you'll find!!!!!/:}|

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great tool

      By kewlrane

      from Florida now, previously California

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

        After reading the reviews (particulary those that think this box is difficult to use) I have to put my 2 cents in. I've been playing with this talkbox since the 1970s. It has a great sound. Just because you have to have cables and such doesn't make it difficult, it makes you lazy. Yes the Rocktron is "easier" to setup but it doesn't sound near as good and I've blown two of their cheap drivers that feed the tube. I personally run a cable from a 22 watt amp head that solely runs the talkbox and use an AB box to direct where the signal is going. In any case, the sound alone is worth any effort to get the quality sound this box provides.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply the best talk box effect out there

        By CKY4211

        from Chicago

        Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

        Although this has no other controls on it except the on/off switch, it sounds the best. I've played the rest (Rocktron, Danelectro) and they're nothing compared to this in quality. Simply plug between the amp and speaker and you're set to go. Rock on.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So you wanna talk like Aerosmith ur in luck

        By beatlefan-FDkwe

        from carthage missouri

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

        This is awesome especially since I do covers for Aerosmith and I just have to say if your wanting to recreate sounds of Aerosmith, Peter Frampton and more get this talk box it's the best talk box out there that money can buy.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        this talkbox rocks!

        By talkinguitar

        from brazil

        Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

        The real talkning guitar sound... its highly recommended for professional musicians. For amateurs and hobbist, I think it wouldnt be excelente, becuase you would have to buy a pre amp and an amp to power it, and that will be too expensive. But, for professionals, thats what you need to make your guitar talk! Set it with a pre amp and an amp ( without SPEAKER! or with an speaker output ). I dont recomend any amp, because its very particular, dependes only of what kind of distortion, FX you like. Its fun to practice with it, because youll say all the things you know just to hear your guitar talking!

         
        5.0

        Great!

        By metalman661001

        from Owensboro, KY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          Great product! I've been playing guitar for 10 years, and wanted something different other than all of my other effects. If you have a good amplifier head, then you're good to go!

           
          5.0

          Talk Box Magic

          By Firebird V

          from Georgia

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          I got this box hoping to make it sound like Frampton, well it does its job well because it does. I looked around and listened to other talk boxes and thought they weren't worth the money, but this one is. It is hard to get words to come out at first but after practice you'll be talking in tune.

           
          5.0

          Insanely Fun

          By MyHitList

          from Sterling Heights, Michigan

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          After only an hour or so of practice this will be your favorite effect. Excluding the fact that you need a pa and a half stack this is the best talk box around. With a value like this is totally worth your money. It is a Dunlop product so you have to know it will be the best. Its hard to stop usuing because its so much fun. Worth every penny.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          heil talk box

          By PRW II

          from xenia, OH

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          If you play guitar and are looking at this effect, you MUST get one, period. I play this through my fender 57 reissue tweed twin and it is the only effectr you will need. My Fender Todd Kraus Masterbuilt Clapton Strat helps too but this effect would sound good through a crappy amp and guitar, hands down. Get one!!!

           
          5.0

          A great effect pedal

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          I bought this pedal about 2 years ago and love it. I don't like the bypassed sound though so I bought an A/B pedal and use only my 50 watt marshall combo amp to play the talk box with and use my marshall half-stack for everything else. This is one of my favorite pedals.

           
          5.0

          Kenny

          By Kenny-dxMGG

          from Minerva , OH

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          This talk box is very good. Although you need a half stack, it is very fun and kind of difficult to set up. It takes time to figure out how to get your words to come out right, but it is all worth it.

           
          5.0

          Simpley the best

          By Mrbrownstone-A-gjm

          from Cl, Florida

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          I have played other talkboxes and none come close top this one it has killer sound and has never failed me. Now the downside to this talkbox is like all you need a pa system and you cant use it with a combo amp you need a halfstack...Also a little weird to set up but worth the time and money.

           
          5.0

          Great effect

          By csblame

          from Baton Rouge, LA

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          This effect is great!!! With a little practice you can take your music to another level. I have been using this effect for about 6 years and just recently bought a new one. And also, if you don't have a half stack you may still be able to use this pedal. Just look in your speaker cabinet on your combo amp, and if your speakers are connected with a 1/4" jack like my Fender Hot Rod Deville - it will work. Just have to go buy a 1/4" coupling from your nearest electronic store.

           
          5.0

          Great Great Great

          By Muzikman724

          from Virginia

          Comments about Dunlop Heil Talk Box:

          If you are looking for something to have fun and mess around with the Heil Talkbox is a must. Once you get past the set up, its all sit back and talk from then on.

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