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Rocktron Banshee Talk Box

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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The Rocktron Banshee Talk Box brings a new twist to an outdated generation of complicated and risky talk boxes.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
Has an extra jack for hookup to an extension speaker so it can also serve as a practice amp

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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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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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Banshee Talk Box

By vernzx11

from ct

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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.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rocky Mountain Way.......

    Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

    This is really a very cool effect in that you are not limited to what kind of sounds that you can make with your mouth. I have never heard anything like it and, very easy to use. Built like a tank,appears to be well made and, is just a very cool effect to add to your arsenal. Joe Walsh would be proud.

    (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.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice toy, but know what you are buying!

    By Warmachine

    from WV

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    Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

    In general im happy with it. Like i said, would be happier if the effect went through the amp like other stomp boxes do, but im just picky on my setup. Definitely worth having just to play with.
    Very cool, very simple setup. Run this either at the beginning of the chain (just before the guitar) or by itself with a guitar plugged in. Sounds great, BUT the only way to get sound from it recorded is to have the vocal mic LOUD enough to pick it up. Dont be like me and be under the assumption that the effect will be heard through your speaker cab!
    Just got it, cant say yet, but i can speak from past experience that Rocktron gear is built very well!
    If it broke i would eventually get another one, but what kills the value for me is the fact that it doenst go through the speaker cab, but it still sounds pretty gnarly.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bombproof classic effect updated!

    By T-Go

    from Winston-Salem, NC

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    Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

    In the past, talkboxs were complicated to integrate into amp setups, often using the output from the guitar amp to drive the unit. Unfortunately, many an amp has been blown due to complications with this antiquated setup. Fortunately, the Rocktron Banshee has it's own built-in amplifier, so it is easily integrated into most pedalboard setups. Additionally, the Banshee has its own gain and level controls, so additional signal processing for the talkbox is not typically necessary. Another plus: a dedicated speaker output turns the Banshee into a 5 watt practice amp when connected to an external speaker. The Rocktron Banshee sets the new standard for the talk box!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Review

    Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

    This is such a rare effect, but I sure wish I had gotten one a lot sooner. This Banshee works as advertised and is built like a tank.Easy to set up and easy to get those tones that talk boxes are known for.

    (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!!

      (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

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

          Cool, simple effective device.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rocktron Banshee

          By BigRig58

          from Mississippi

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          Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

          Ok, so I went to a Peter Frampton show a while back and listened to him play that black Gibson and talk box. Maybe this isn't the one he uses, but within 30 minutes of recieving this talk box, I could already make clear words, just like Peter. The unit is loud enough to use without a mic for practice, and it is built like a tank! This is an excellent product. I'm not sure if I'll ever gig with it, but it's fun just to sit around the house and play with. If you're thinking about purchasing this product, go ahead, you won't be dissapointed.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works as advertised

          By RandyB

          from Cockeysville, MD

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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

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              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!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yes i do feel like you do.

                By SJC

                from California

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                Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                Amazing. It i got it in about 3 days, and the customer service was also great. Its really cool, and its buit like a tank Panzer. id highly recomend it, its a little pricy, but its worth every penny. And it trips people out when you use it on stage.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                meh

                By JimboJones

                from Illinois

                Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                i just bought this talk box about a month ago, and as far as the sound, its alright. It can do some cool stuff and is a fun toy but there is one major problem: it's super quiet. I have a pretty expensive P.A and even when the talkbox is turned up all the way for every setting, it is hard to hear it while bass and drums are playing. It also doesn't have many features.Overall, if you want a cool toy, this a good deal, but if you want to play for a large number of people, unless you have a huge P.A, this probably won't do the trick.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Solid Company

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                I just posted a review saying that this was a "relatively good buy." This is a follow up.My main problem with the Banshee was that the power supply crapped out after less than 6months. I emailed Rocktron and inquired about acquiring a new one, explaining that I was under the year warranty but did not have my sales receipt. Rocktron emailed back within 5minutes and said they would have a new power supply in the mail, completely free of charge, on the next business day.Talk about GREAT customer service. With customer care and response time like that, you can't go wrong investing in Rocktron.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing box!

                By Frosty_Legacy

                from Virginia

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                Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                This talk box is incredible. when I first got into talk boxes and really wanted to buy one, I assumed they would be really expensive and really difficult to set up and use. But after purchasing this baby I pulled it out of the box and started playing within minutes! One of the coolest things about this box Is that no amp is required to use it. Definitely buy this talk box, its an amazing value and an amazing machine!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                not enough tone control

                By racecarromeo

                from Portage Mi

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                Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                Has no EQ,bypasses amp, so you need a powerful PA system to hear it when playing live. Very hard to hear yourself play...perhaps it nees to be hooked up to a seperate speaker cabinet, or needs an EQ box before it, however, that just requires that much more gear to operate at a satisfactory level.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                rocktron banshee talkbox

                By Arthur157

                from East Nassau

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                Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                Well first off, the talk box is an excellent toy to use at your house with just the 5W it has built in. If you are just a hobbyist who plays their guitar every once in a while, this pedal will serve you perfectly! Because the 5W is loud enough to practice by yourself and it still sounds decent.But for the musicians...this can be very hard to mic. I have not yet been able to find a mic clip to attatch it to a stand, and when your trying to mic and use the talk box. It is hard to do because you end up bumping into the mic and thats not good. I dislike that you ONLY have a distortion channel with no option of playing clean. (if you have the distotion low its not loud enough) Also at max this will hurt your ears...its not loud but its inside your mouth so the sound is very close to your ears...and people hear the talkbox differently because of that as well.Overall...Good for practicing...Gig, get the dunlop...if you want the original sound get the original pedal.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Talkbox

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Rocktron Banshee Talk Box:

                This pedal is awesome. I was inspired to get this from watching a Peter Frampton concert on T.V. even though hes not my type of music he still amazing. This Pedal is extremly easy to use and i dont even need to mic it to be louder than my amp (30 watts). My only comlpate comes with the powere adaptor it is very sort and i cant use it with my one spot wich stinks. It was easy to set up it took me all of 5 minutes to be out and talking. Great pedal!

                 
                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.

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