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Five pedals, including a SansAmp, reverb, delay, boost, and and Plexi distortion.

Free yourself from the signal chains of bondage. Emancipate yourself from the oppression of evil backline loaners. Liberate yourself from the tyrannies of over-loaded flight cases and stress of airport security. It is time. For you. To rock. In a free World.

Sleek, compact, and simply awesome, the gunmetal-finish Fly Rig 5 is a tiny tonal titan, a thoroughbred professional unit armed with sweet analog tones. Weighing in at just over 18 oz. and under 12 inches in length, you can rule the road, rehearsal or recording gig. No stinkin' van, no heavy flight cases, no cable spaghetti, no dead weight.

With the Fly Rig 5, no arena is too large and no stage is too small. Just grab your guitar and tap into five must-have pedals in Tech 21's award-winning arsenal: a genuine SansAmp, a reverb, a delay, a powerful boost and the incredible Plexi distortion. All of this in a streamlined, rugged metal housing that will easily fit in your guitar case. There are illuminated mini-controls to show active status, an included power supply and studio-grade, metal footswitches and jacks. It's everything you need and nothing you don't.

With the functionality of a full pedalboard, minus the crackling patch cables, dying batteries and ground loops, the Fly Rig 5 is a simple step to the rich, expressive combinations you can use for any session. Even when you want to use the latest digital supercomputer or a vintage tube amp, the Fly Rig 5 covers your ass like yoga pants. It's the perfect instant back-up rig when your boutique gear goes down exactly when you need it most.

At its heart is the omnipotent, all-analog SansAmp - a ground-breaking amp emulator, speaker and mic simulator - that will dial-in your favorite sounds for consistent tone every time. This version has been optimized for lush, chiming clean tones and has a Drive control to add just the right amount of gain from warm break-up to snarling grind, with an incredibly flexible 3-band EQ. The adjustable Reverb is also found in this section, voiced to create the rich ambiance of a vintage spring reverb without clattery pings, canyons of doom, or other annoying artifacts.

The roaring Plexi tone is the stuff of legend, with its muscular crunch, detailed mids and mule-kick low end. Providing the dirty side of the Fly Rig, the Plexi section produces exquisite, ripped-ab rock tones that can be kicked into Hot mode with up to 21dB of pre-amp gain. The Hot footswitch operates independently to boost any of the Fly Rig sections whenever you feel the urge to punch it up.

An inspiring delay section completes the Fly Rig 5. Voiced to emulate vintage tape echo, the DLA features a separate tap-tempo footswitch and adjustable tape drift-style modulation for authentic textures. From thickening slap-backs to deep cascading repeats, the DLA adds space and attitude.

Get the Fly Rig 5 and arrive at your next gig as easily as a happy, magical fairy - with face-melting guitar tones.

• SansAmp tube amplifier emulator, is pre-voiced for clean tones. It includes 3-band active EQ, Level,
and Drive to adjust the overall amount of gain and overdrive.
• Reverb, within the SansAmp section, is based upon the Boost RVB pedal. It emulates the rich ambiances of a vintage spring reverb without clattery pings, canyons of doom, or other annoying artifacts.
• Plexi, based upon the Hot-Rod Plexi pedal, brings in the organic distortion of a stock ‘68 Plexi and includes Level, Tone and Drive controls.
• Hot, within the Plexi section, kicks in up to 21dB of pre-amp gain. It can be used independently to
boost the SansAmp and/or DLA functions, as well as on its own to boost the gain of your amp.
• DLA is based upon the Boost DLA pedal. It is voiced to give you the sounds of a vintage tape echo
and features Level, Time, Repeats, and Drift, which adds a random element to the modulation for authentic textures. A dedicated Tap Tempo switch makes it super simple to just tap in the delay tempo you want during your performance.

FEATURES
  • Get 5 "must-have" gigging pedals for 1/3 the cost at 1/3 the size, without sacrificing pro quality tone
  • All-metal housing in gunmetal finish
  • Metal footswitches and jacks
  • 1/4" high-impedance input
  • 1/4" low impedance output

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Tech 21Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Good selection of effects (9)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Responsive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fly rig

    Most of the reviews here have said all there is about this thing, so I won't repeat. Personally, I really, really like the Fly Rig 5. It will stay on my pedalboard...Read complete review

    Most of the reviews here have said all there is about this thing, so I won't repeat. Personally, I really, really like the Fly Rig 5. It will stay on my pedalboard from now on. I love the sound I get from the Sans Amp run into my amp. Haven't tried it straight in to the p.a. yet but I imagine it would work very well if I had to. Reverb is great...Delay works very well, but I'm still fooling with it some. Plexi sounds really nice once you get it dialed in to fit your playing and your choice of guitar....Hot button gives a nice overall boost you can use by itself, though it's not going to be completely clean. Souds great once you work with it. I don't use it with the Plexi engaged as it becomes a little to mushy for my taste. You don't really need to add it to the Plexi as the Plexi has plenty of gain on it's on to work with....This box is also fun to pull off the board and head out to jam when you don't know what kind of amp you may have to play thru. It will make any amp sound fine with a couple of small tweaks to the tone controls of the amp. I've wound up having to turn my bass almost all the way off on my amp, mid about 3 o'clock, treble at noon, and let the Sans Amp do it's thing. Kind of weird, but works. Great piece of equipment, but not w/out a couple of small peeves. The knobs on the unit are TINY, out of necessity, but there's no quick adjustments on stage w/out kneeling down and getting your eyes close to it. Also out of necessity, the foot switches are too close together. At times I'll hit the Hot and Plexi together w/out wanting to. Both of these things bother me, but not enough to stop using it. Going to fool with it some myself and make a separate switch box for Plexi and Hot off to the side. All in all, it's a cool addition to my board.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I liked it but....

    This multi-effects pedal is mechanically robust, and it delivers what it advertises. I was able to dial in the desired effects I was looking for, which was pretty cool. Also, being compact,...Read complete review

    This multi-effects pedal is mechanically robust, and it delivers what it advertises. I was able to dial in the desired effects I was looking for, which was pretty cool. Also, being compact, it was easy to carry and go. Overall, this pedal was disappointing because of the white-noise-hiss produced by the unit. I tried and tried to minimize the hiss, but could not completely alleviate the issue. For some, this might not be an issue. However, for me, I just couldn't get past it. PS: Tech 21 is a very good company, they just missed the mark a-little bit on this one.

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    2.0

    I liked it but....

    By TruthSeeker

    from Northeast US

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

    This multi-effects pedal is mechanically robust, and it delivers what it advertises. I was able to dial in the desired effects I was looking for, which was pretty cool. Also, being compact, it was easy to carry and go. Overall, this pedal was disappointing because of the white-noise-hiss produced by the unit. I tried and tried to minimize the hiss, but could not completely alleviate the issue. For some, this might not be an issue. However, for me, I just couldn't get past it. PS: Tech 21 is a very good company, they just missed the mark a-little bit on this one.

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    5.0

    Great multi-effect, good sounds

    By Duo Jet

    from Elkton, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

    The booklet gives great starting points for a variety of genres. It is a relatively simple array of sounds, so it easy to adjust and find tones that I liked. Very compact, easy to pack. Works well thru Tech 21 Power Engine 60 or thru a regular amp. Easy for this to be my entire rig. Nice!

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    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Useless Plexi, great Echo

    By cybergall

    from New Jersey

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Ill-conceived Design
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Very Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

    I was using this in front of an amp for small club gigs. The various effects that are on this pedal are exactly what one would need. The delay is phenomenal and the chorus effect that you can get from it is phenomenal as well. Worth the price of admission. However, the Plexi effect was shrill and extremely hissy. Probably the worst distortion I've ever heard. My other gripe is that the independent boost is in front of the signal chain. Also completely useless. For a working musician, the boost would have been much more useful at the end of the chain so that you can boost the actual level, instead of the gain, while taking solos. It's a shame. I can't imagine how this pedal could have been conceived by actual gigging musicians.

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    5.0

    Game Changer

    By Jazzwah

    from Chicago

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Can Be Hissy
    • No Dc Power Option
    • No Fx Loop

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

    Fantastic sound ! Very responsive. It contains the essentials that I need. I just add a Wah before and a volume pedal after and I'm good to go for most gigs. The Sans Amp is terrific for shaping tone. I can't believe how good this thing sounds. It's so light and small that I can put it in my gig bag along with Wah and volume and I'm cool. It's built very well. You could easily build a great pedalboard around this unit. As a matter of fact, I'm selling a boutique pedal to buy the Ritchie Kotzen version. The only way to make it better in my opinion would be to add an effects loop and make it DC powered. Frankly, I've paid more for distortion pedals alone that weren't as good as the the distortion on this unit. Buy it and don't look back.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All I had hoped for

    By jayira

    from Jacksonville FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice
      • Rehearsals
      • Travel Gigs

      Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

      This unit is all you are hoping it will be- tiny, convenient and it sounds terrific. It's hard to beat a SansAmp going into a clean Fender or Fender style amp, and the reverb, modulation, delay and distortion are very good. I also have used it direct to PA and was very satisfied. Highly recommended.

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      4.0

      Fly rig

      By Pig Doctor

      from Mobile, AL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

        Most of the reviews here have said all there is about this thing, so I won't repeat. Personally, I really, really like the Fly Rig 5. It will stay on my pedalboard from now on. I love the sound I get from the Sans Amp run into my amp. Haven't tried it straight in to the p.a. yet but I imagine it would work very well if I had to. Reverb is great...Delay works very well, but I'm still fooling with it some. Plexi sounds really nice once you get it dialed in to fit your playing and your choice of guitar....Hot button gives a nice overall boost you can use by itself, though it's not going to be completely clean. Souds great once you work with it. I don't use it with the Plexi engaged as it becomes a little to mushy for my taste. You don't really need to add it to the Plexi as the Plexi has plenty of gain on it's on to work with....This box is also fun to pull off the board and head out to jam when you don't know what kind of amp you may have to play thru. It will make any amp sound fine with a couple of small tweaks to the tone controls of the amp. I've wound up having to turn my bass almost all the way off on my amp, mid about 3 o'clock, treble at noon, and let the Sans Amp do it's thing. Kind of weird, but works. Great piece of equipment, but not w/out a couple of small peeves. The knobs on the unit are TINY, out of necessity, but there's no quick adjustments on stage w/out kneeling down and getting your eyes close to it. Also out of necessity, the foot switches are too close together. At times I'll hit the Hot and Plexi together w/out wanting to. Both of these things bother me, but not enough to stop using it. Going to fool with it some myself and make a separate switch box for Plexi and Hot off to the side. All in all, it's a cool addition to my board.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great, but...

        By Dangerous Dan

        from Central KY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Super Small Great Sounds
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

          I'm glad I bought this. It almost does as well as advertised.
          Plugged straight into a PA, it does sound like a mic'd cabinet coming thru a PA. It does not sound like a real Fender or Marshall amp by themselves. Understand the difference. A mic'd amp thru a PA does not sound just like the real thing either. This little pedal sounds like a Fender or Marshall thru a mic, thru a PA, not like the real thing.
          There are only 2 real drawbacks: The boost does not give it a volume boost like you'd need for a solo. It just boosts the drive level. Secondly, the thing could really use a tuner. If you don't have or can't use your big guitar rig, you'll still need some type of tuner. I know a lot of players are using the clip-on headstock tuners, in which case this would not be a problem, but if you rely on a pedal tuner, you'll need to add one.
          I have been using this mostly as a backup amp, which really saves on space and weight at a gig. If you're like me, you'll never do another gig without it as a backup. I've also used it as a main amp (thru the monitor) at some small gigs where limited floor space and set-up time was a problem and it worked great.

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          4.0

          Perfect Backup Rig!

          By Swagger's Guitarist

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances

            Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

            I'm a true tone chaser... I use Mesa, EVH, Hughes & Kettner, Marshall, Engl, and Blackstar amps, so I feel like I've got a decent ear for good tone. Every sound guy that has worked with my band has complimented my tone, so... what I'm getting at is, I'm picky, and not easily impressed. My initial impression of the Fly Rig 5 is that is that it's pretty good for what it's designed for: a decent back up if you're in a pinch. When I run it directly through a PA alone, it sounds good enough to get most people through a gig. The Sans Amp is great. The reverb sounds good. The delay is good, but the Plexi is only tolerable with the Hot drive not doing much better at delivering good overdriven tones. It's a bit flabby sounding to be, so for a blues groove, it's good, but for rock, it's not defined enough sounding to me. I did put an overdirve pedal and wah in front of it, and could get much better tones out of it... definately good enough to get me through a gig. Doesn't take a lot of tweaking either. The controls are very sensitive, so a little nudge usually makes a significan difference. I tried using it through my amps along side my usual pedal board, and let's just say, it won't be staying there. I personally don't like the way it sounds through an amp, so I woudln't recommend it over individual pedals. I would recommend it as a portable back up in case your nice tube amp or pedal board (patch cable issues can take a while to troubleshoot) is having issues.

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            4.0

            VERY HANDY GEAR

            By Earthtojohn

            from Au Sable Forks, NY

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Bar Gigs
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Open Mic Nights
              • Performances

              Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

              The Fly Rig will very soon become the "desert island" choice for gear. I have two custom, meaning big, pedalboards..the Fly 5 makes them mostly dead weight...It is a very compact unit so I feel there is plenty of room to add battery power..When you roll into an open mic battery power would be handy..other than that issue this is a well thought out product

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              5.0

              Tech 21 Fly Rig5 = 5 Stars!!

              By Tbadger

              from Canby, OR

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

                Tech 21 has several Fly Rig5 videos on utube and the manual is online at tech21nyc.com too. This Fly Rig5 produces great analog "Marshall/Fender-like" sounds and the delay FX reproduces a tape delay without all the extra noise. This pedal is rock solid, smooth switches and small enough to fit inside a guitar case or gig bag. My backorder wait was so worth it, the Fly Rig5 is a keeper!

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