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Five pedals, including a SansAmp, reverb, delay, boost 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 pedal board, 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
 
3.9

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (22)
  • Good selection of effects (17)
  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Responsive (14)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (17)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, but...

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...Read complete review

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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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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3.0

Pretty good but has limitations

By Al

from PA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy to use
  • Good Sound

Cons

  • Knobs too small
  • No graduations on knobs

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi-Effects Pedal:

I want to love this thing because it saves me from having to lug an amp around and it does sound pretty good. But there are few things that are annoying. I play in a cover band so I have to change settings a lot. The knobs are small and don't have any graduations on them. So, it's a bit of a pain to tweak and get consistant settings live. Also, as others have noted, it's very noisy at high gain settings. Fortunately, I don't need these setting very often. So, decent pedal but could be much better, especially for the price.

 
5.0

I used it live on stage and it sounded great

By Sergio

from Baltimore MD

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi-Effects Pedal:

    I finally used it live on a stage during an open air concert (connected with an old Fender tube amp) and it sounded amazing. I was happy I had the sound I wanted without having to carry with me the whole pedal board. The SansAmp and the Delay worked great, the Plexi was kept pretty flat to avoid (for me) over distortion. Overall I am very happy and I will be using this much more in the future

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Mixed feelings

    By Rudy Schenker

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Ease of use
    • Excellant SansAmp sound quality
    • Good Delay/ Chorus feature
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Inadequate distortion/ boost
    • Limited Selection Of Effects
    • No tuner

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi-Effects Pedal:

      Ive been waiting for this idea for a long time, bought it, played it for 5 minutes, packed it back up and returned it...sadly! I am a professional musician in the tribute band scene who does fly gigs often and its such a HUGE hassle getting your gear through the airport. I love the idea of this compact pedal and for the most part its well built but unfortunately it falls short. LOVE the Delay/ Chorus and SansAmp! HATE the distortion and boost! In my opinion, when it comes to distortion, its always better to have "more" and not need it rather than need it and not have enough. The distortion is week and the boost doesn't "boost" the way it was implied on the demo video. Give the distortion more crunch and make the boost actually boost (volume) like when playing leads and I'll buy another in a heart beat!! And one other thing, PLEASE incorporate some sort of tuner and you'd have the hottest selling piece on the market!! The RK5 isn't any better unless you like that muddy, bluesy distortion. But for Hard rock/ metal... this is not for you.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic addition!

      By Aaron

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi-Effects Pedal:

        I bought this for two reason purposes. One was so that I don't always have to bring my large and fairly heavy pedalboard and the other was for when I'm going direct to PA. It works great for both things. It fits in my gig bag. The delay is excellent, the sans amp and speaker simulator work great and the distortion unit is also great. In fact I like it way better than the Tube Screamer that I've been using.

         
        4.0

        love it

        By Brother Timothy Clark

        from New Florence, Pennsylvania

        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:

          this unit is a nice piece of gear.
          it has a great delay, nice plexi and beautiful sansamp section.
          my problem is the reverb. there isn't enough on tap for what i wish to do. also, it's not the type of reverb i want. however, i don't hold this against tech21. it's just a personal gripe. another thing i don't really care for is the small nobbies.
          other then those two things, the pedal is amazing and if you ask if i would purchase another one again, well you could bet your best guitar i would. their worth every penny. yes, i've gripes with the pedal, it's not perfect but then again, what pedal is?

          it interacts nice with my acoustic guitar and my electrics that i own. i own a few wampler boxes and i pretty much only need 1 box and that's the fly rig 5. it gives me all the tone i need and all of the effects i need. it works great with other pedals when you want that special type of reverb or special type of compression or what have you.

          as a recording musician who does praise and worship, i use this pedal for just about everything. you can dile in beautiful delays for the solo of your track and a fairly nice reverb if you are into those spring tanks found on fender amps. for me, i'm a fan of the stand alone 63 spring reverb tanks. you can see why the reverb isn't always the ticket to what i need. that aside, the reverb found on the fly rig is nice for rhythm and yes if you don't have the verb you want then it would and does work in a pinch. i use it all the time being as it sounds so smooth and organic.

          hope this review helps somebody.

          shalom.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It has a great sound

          By Sergio

          from Baltimore MD

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Jam Sessions
            • Performances

            Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi-Effects Pedal:

            I got this effect to be used when I have to go to a jam/open mic event and I don't want to take my whole array, or when I play in a small club,where space is limited. It is light and compact and it does sound well. I have not tried it yet directly into the PA, but I will soon. When engaged, I keep my amp flat and I don't experience any hiss or noise.

             
            4.0

            I would buy again

            By John

            from undisclosed

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fly Rig 5 Multi Effects Pedal:

            Purchased this as a backup amp. I use a Mesa Boogie 5:50+ as my main amp. This Fly Rig will never replace my Mesa but it is very good backup.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Missing One thing...

            By Chicken Bone George

            from SAnta Cruz, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi-Effects Pedal:

              I would trade the Plexi for a built-in tuner any day!
              DLA,SANS, perfect. light and versatile.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              TRY before you buy: Great tone and design BUT mine is NOISEY

              By Warren

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Open Mic
                • Rehearsal

                Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi-Effects Pedal:

                PROs:
                The design is great. The compact size is great. The tones are very good.

                CONs:
                1) Constant white noise when the sansamp is engaged. I don't see too many other reviewers with this problem, so I will update this review if I am able to determine that I happen to receive a faulty unit.
                2) The output on the Sansamp requires the user to turn the Level knob up to about 3 o'clock in order to avoid signal loss compared to unaffected signal. This is not a deal breaker to me, because turning the knob up to 3 doesn't add any noticeable noise.. just kind of strange.

                As it stands, the CONs outweigh the PROs because significantly noticeable white noise is a deal breaker. I really hope I received a faulty unit. Either way I'm confident if Tech 21 decides to continue producing the Fly Rig they will fix this issue in either design of quality control.

                My recommendation:

                (1 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I opened the box. it's terrible. Don't buy it

                By ian the blues guy

                from East Wenatchee WA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Multi-Effects Pedal:

                    This is the worse effects pedal i ever bought

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