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Rocktron Banshee Talk Box 

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The Rocktron Banshee Talk Box brings a new twist to an outdated generation of complicated and risky talk boxes. Banshee is unique because it contains...Click To Read More About This Product

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The classic effect in a self-contained design.

The Rocktron Banshee Talk Box brings a new twist to an outdated generation of complicated and risky talk boxes. Banshee is unique because it contains an internal preamp, amplifier, and horn driver. You simply plug into your pedalboard and run the provided tubing up the mic stand and into your mouth. There's no risk of blowing up your favorite amp head (a possibility with talk boxes of yore). The rest is up to your imagination as you generate incredible talking tones. A wide range of clean and dirty preamp tones may be dialed in with plenty of saturation for those who desire lots of gain. Not only does the Banshee scream in the talkbox mode, but it also includes an extra jack for hookup with an extension pedal speaker. Plugging a speaker cab into this output turns your pedal board into a perfect practice setup with enough volume to seriously crank it. Includes power supply.

FEATURES
  • Contains its own internal preamp, amplifier, and horn driver
  • There's no risk of blowing up your favorite amp head

Order today and scream like a banshee.

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RocktronBanshee Talk Box
 
4.6

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent.

Getting a talkbox after months of drooling over them on YouTube has been fantastic. Using a talkbox is by no means as easy as you would think, but it's quite fun to learn how...Read complete review

Getting a talkbox after months of drooling over them on YouTube has been fantastic. Using a talkbox is by no means as easy as you would think, but it's quite fun to learn how make your instrument "talk." Overall, I say it is completely worth it and I recommend it to all of you thinking about buying one!
The Banshee I is not missing any key features and works great, though it would be nice to have a way to get a boosted clean (and I mean very clean) tone with the talkbox alone. As it is, the only way to get a really clean tone loud enough to use is to use another pedal before it.
The quality of the Banshee I is fantastic. It feels durable, solid, and works great. I couldn't have expected anything else from one of the most well known talkboxes.
The Banshee I may be a tad expensive for starting musicians, but I say it is quite worth it. It works much better than a "ghetto" talkbox that you could cook up at home. The only minor complaint I have with the talkbox is it could've included a couple things, though they're really not even necessary. For one, it could've included a 1/4" cable in case you needed another to get it in line with other effects. Second, it could've included a smaller tube to put into the one it comes with to help you get used to the feeling of playing with it.v As I said, they're both unnecessary add-ons, but it would've been nice to have them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not durable

sounds good , but stopped working after two uses. emailed rocktron cust. service, they sent me a new unit right away. that one lasted 5 uses, and i was very careful to...Read complete review

sounds good , but stopped working after two uses. emailed rocktron cust. service, they sent me a new unit right away. that one lasted 5 uses, and i was very careful to not drive it hard, and had the effect first in my signal chain, so no overdrive or distortion was fed into the unit. expensive paperweight is all i have left now.

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1.0

not durable

By DD

from Grand rapids, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • paperweight

Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

sounds good , but stopped working after two uses. emailed rocktron cust. service, they sent me a new unit right away. that one lasted 5 uses, and i was very careful to not drive it hard, and had the effect first in my signal chain, so no overdrive or distortion was fed into the unit. expensive paperweight is all i have left now.

 
5.0

Tons of fun

By Bluesman15

from Wisconsin

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

    I love this effect, it is one of the simplest that I have used. It has great vocal quality!!!!!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's the real deal!

    By John

    from Bloomington, IN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

      Got this a week ago. Sounds great. Easy to use. Used it at band practice this week and everyone loved it. Perfect "Livin' on a prayer". Can't wait to knock out some Frampton with it. Also can't wait to use it live next week. Sure it will be a crowd pleaser!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works as advertised

      By Randy Brown

      from Elkridge, MD

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Great Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

          I have never had a talk box before buying this. It works great. I love the fact that it has its own amp and connects inline just like any other effects pedal. A talk box is definitely a novelty item, but its a ton of fun and is definitely a crowd pleaser.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Make your guitar literally speak

          By Rockazar

          from Parkville, MD

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Increases Creativity
          • Responsive
          • Unique Solos
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Takes Some Space

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Crazy Solos
          • Events
          • Good Riffs
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

          It's a great pedal with a unique sound. My rule is, don't buy it for one song, buy it to experiment and have fun with it. Don't play it in every song either or they'll kick you out but do it at your discretion. The final result will be better than you think.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great effect!

          By Rocn61

          from Salem,VA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Great Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

            The tube had a bad kink in it when I opened it. I fixed that and have had no problems! Much better than the old Heil talkboxes.Being able to adjust the preamp is very useful!Highly recommended!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It rocks!!

            By Rock n Roller

            from Emporia, Ks.

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

              Never had a talk box before and was always reluctant to buy one cuz of what I heard about hooking them up and the no refund. I bought this and have been very pleased and was using it the first night!! Totally recommend it!!

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Banshee Talk Box

              By vernzx11

              from ct

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Little Bit Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                Playing covers, It puts the bands sound over the top, Everyone loved it. Nothing but complements.
                It totally ROCKS. Just use a good mike stand and some extra tie wraps for the hose.

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Impressive device

                By bigtone667

                from the other side of the world

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                    Cool, simple effective device.

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent.

                    By Aaron Ferrell

                    from Concord, NC

                    Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                    Getting a talkbox after months of drooling over them on YouTube has been fantastic. Using a talkbox is by no means as easy as you would think, but it's quite fun to learn how make your instrument "talk." Overall, I say it is completely worth it and I recommend it to all of you thinking about buying one!
                    The Banshee I is not missing any key features and works great, though it would be nice to have a way to get a boosted clean (and I mean very clean) tone with the talkbox alone. As it is, the only way to get a really clean tone loud enough to use is to use another pedal before it.
                    The quality of the Banshee I is fantastic. It feels durable, solid, and works great. I couldn't have expected anything else from one of the most well known talkboxes.
                    The Banshee I may be a tad expensive for starting musicians, but I say it is quite worth it. It works much better than a "ghetto" talkbox that you could cook up at home. The only minor complaint I have with the talkbox is it could've included a couple things, though they're really not even necessary. For one, it could've included a 1/4" cable in case you needed another to get it in line with other effects. Second, it could've included a smaller tube to put into the one it comes with to help you get used to the feeling of playing with it.v As I said, they're both unnecessary add-ons, but it would've been nice to have them.

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