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Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box  

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The Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box gives you the ability to let the guitar signal feed your amplifier at the same time that the talk box effect is turne...Read More

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allows your guitar signal to feed your amplifier at the same time that the talkbox effect is turned on, and much more!

The Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box gives you the ability to let the guitar signal feed your amplifier at the same time that the talk box effect is turned on! This way you get your normal guitar signal through your amp while the talk box effect runs through a mic (and your sound system).

Rocktron has brought an exciting dimension to talk boxes with the Banshee 2 by providing an effects loop that lets you add other effects into the talk box signal path, or through your guitar signal path at the same time! These features allow you to get some wild new sounds never before done with a talk box! Rocktron also added an active LED to tell you when the Banshee 2 effect is engaged.

The original Banshee has served many players over the years with a modern version of the talk box. You've heard a talk box used on many famous recordings, from classic rock (Aerosmith, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton) to contemporary rock (Bon Jovi, Disturbed) to hip-hop recordings and more.

The Banshee models provide easy setup (unlike vintage-style talk boxes that are cumbersome to hook up and can potentially damage your gear by blowing up your amp head). What makes the Banshees so unique is the included internal preamp, amplifier, and horn driver. Simply plug into the Banshee as you would any common stompbox, and run the provided tubing up the mic stand and into your mouth. The rest is up to your imagination as you get the most incredible sounds from your instrument (guitar or keyboard).

The Banshee's preamp section features controls for gain, tone, and output level. A wide range of clean and dirty preamp tones may be dialed in with plenty of saturation for those who desire lots of gain.

Guitar World Magazine wrote: "The Banshee's high-gain preamp and focused tone control allow for excellent enunciation and sustain. With minimal practice, I was able to create clear words and open vowels, and I could readily see how anyone could become addicted to this effect." Not only does the Banshee scream in the talkbox mode, but Rocktron has also included an extra jack for hookup with an extension pedal speaker. Plugging a speaker cabinet to this output turns your pedal board into a perfect practice setup with enough volume to do some pretty serious cranking!


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RocktronBanshee 2 Talk Box
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • Compact (3)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Responsive (3)

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    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Performances (3)
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    Solid Product

    In the old days, I had to build my own, which was both a hassle and problematic. This compact and well-built unit exceeds the quality of those old hobby shop devices of the...Read complete review

    In the old days, I had to build my own, which was both a hassle and problematic. This compact and well-built unit exceeds the quality of those old hobby shop devices of the past. Not finicky and works well right out of the box. There is a getting-used-to-it learning curve, not very different from that of a slide - being only initially awkward. While it is limited in usefulness, as you wouldn't use it on all of your songs, it is irreplaceable for what it is. At the very least, it is a cool toy at the price point.

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    Buy the basic version; save money

    The talkbox works very well. Powerful driver makes it a snap and the tube is plenty long. I just wish I had bought the cheaper basic version. They advertise this version as being...Read complete review

    The talkbox works very well. Powerful driver makes it a snap and the tube is plenty long. I just wish I had bought the cheaper basic version. They advertise this version as being able to allow effected signals, but you can just put the talk box at the end of your effects chain and get the same result for a lower price.Also, the device is powered with a wallwart. At this price, it should have a normal plug with the dc converter inline instead of tying up 3 outlets on your power strip. They could have at least made the converter smaller and angled the plugs 90 degrees so that it would stick out sideways on the strip.

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    5.0

    Solid Product

    By JC

    from San Diego, CA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

      In the old days, I had to build my own, which was both a hassle and problematic. This compact and well-built unit exceeds the quality of those old hobby shop devices of the past. Not finicky and works well right out of the box. There is a getting-used-to-it learning curve, not very different from that of a slide - being only initially awkward. While it is limited in usefulness, as you wouldn't use it on all of your songs, it is irreplaceable for what it is. At the very least, it is a cool toy at the price point.

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      5.0

      no more bluffing through Joe Walsh tunes

      By Patrick Emmett

      from Sonoma CA

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Useset Up
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Nothing To Complain About

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

      This is the first talk box I have used that didn't require me to splice cables and risk destroying my amps. There's no need to bluff my way through Rocky mountain way or Sweet emotion any more.Unit also works as a small practice amp if you leave the tube out.

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      5.0

      More fun than a trunk full of fireworks

      By Patrick Emmett

      from Sonoma CA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

        As soon as I plugged in I was speaking understandable words with the help of my guitar. It reminds me of the original unit without the risk of blowing up your gear. I slip fit some smaller diameter tubing into the factory tubing. This made the tube more comfortable for extended use. If you remove the tubing altogether, the banshee 2 makes a great small amp.

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        4.0

        great effect, could have better lay out

        By Steve-gIEwJ

        from Illinois

        Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

        Grteat sounds, unlimited potential of sounds depending pedals hooked up to it. Just don't hurt your back reaching down to press some buttons.
        awesome pedal effects wise and the ability to run other effects to the talkbox is great. Could be better by offsetting the two push down buttons from the other three much larger dial controls. Because the buttons are located right between the dials they are not accessible by foot, you have to reach down and activate by hand, not easy when on the floor with your other pedals. Lights to indicate when the buttons are down vs. up and offsetting the buttons would make this a perfect pedal.
        You won't be dissappointed with the sturdy build of any of Rocktron's products.
        You might think the price is kinda high but once you experiece what this pedal can do, you'll think it's well worth the cost.

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        5.0

        Best Talk Box... Period.

        By NotGilmour

        from Orygun

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

        I've been using this thing for a couple years now. I had the original Banshee which I liked, but this new one has some switching features that I really like, such as the ability to have the talk box speaker AND your amp active at once. It's very cool. The only bummer is that it has a different power rating than all my other pedals. I guess that's the price you pay to have one of the coolest effects out there. I have a pretty wide variety of pedals and I'm always looking for something to set my tone and guitar tricks apart from the other players in my town. This does it! I don't use it all the time, but when I do, people notice. The best part is that there are no possibilities of it destroying your amp since it has it's own preamp/power amp. You should get one... or maybe not. I don't want the competition.

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        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Buy the basic version; save money

        By mgladden2

        from New Mexico

        Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

        The talkbox works very well. Powerful driver makes it a snap and the tube is plenty long. I just wish I had bought the cheaper basic version. They advertise this version as being able to allow effected signals, but you can just put the talk box at the end of your effects chain and get the same result for a lower price.Also, the device is powered with a wallwart. At this price, it should have a normal plug with the dc converter inline instead of tying up 3 outlets on your power strip. They could have at least made the converter smaller and angled the plugs 90 degrees so that it would stick out sideways on the strip.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rocktrons trump card in talkboxes

        By Doaml91-mg9G1

        from Dallas TX

        Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

        When i first plugged this thing in I thought it would be difficult and cumbersome to use, like all talk boxes... I was wrong. This Talk Box is extremely user friendly, and absolutely does not risk blowing up your head/combo. The "to amp" bypass feature, is absolutely natural sounding, with no audible loss of sustain, or coloration of tone, and the preamp section lets you dial in some absolutely blood curdling, screaming tone. My favorite thing so far is the sound of the feedback generated by placing the tube in close proximity to the strings of my guitar. The sound is absolutely every bit as terrifying as listening to Black Sabbath on acid! As of yet my tone still sounds a little too much like that of the talk box used on the Black Label Society Album "Mafia", but with an effects loop built in... chainin' up a graphic equalizer pedal should do the trick.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        banshee 2

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

        I had absoloutly no problems with my banshee and I have had it for about a year now. I couldn't be more satisfied.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Cool Tool

        By Line6Strat

        from Pensacola,Fl.

        Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

        I have to say that this was one of the best effects I've ever had! I've been playing for 30 years and this effect is one of the few that does what it says it will. The hook up was just as easy as it stated. The ability to run different in line with my other pedals was great! The effects loop opens up so many doors that you can come up with some very cool voices. I recommend this product whole heartedly!

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        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        bon jovi

        By brycerutherford02

        from washington

        Comments about Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box:

        this is a great talk box i have the first rocktron banshee and i've heard great things about this one

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