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Rocktron Banshee Talk Box Pedal

Literally speak to the audience with your guitar. This talk box pedal gives you that talking guitar effect made famous by Peter Frampton. (72) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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You want to really speak to an audience with your guitar? The only way to get that classic "talking guitar" effect that Peter Frampton made so famous is with a talk box effect. Unfortunately, the rig that Frampton used was a nightmare to setup, requiring a second, dedicated amplifier to drive the talk box speaker. The Rocktron Banshee Talk Box makes recreating this radical effect easier than ever by providing its own internal amplification. Its improved design is easier to incorporate into your effects rig, and it sounds better, too. What's not to love?

Use It Like Any Other Stompbox

While a revolutionary idea, the original talk box designs weren't much more than a speaker that fed a surgical tube. In order to make it work in a live setting, the amp would need to be bypassed, and a separate amp would need to drive the talk box--a setup that's costly and a hassle to gig with. Frampton had his own guitar tech to set everything up for him, but many a guitarist has attempted the talk-box sound only to incorrectly patch the talk box into their systems or mismatch amp/speaker impedances, resulting in blown heads and costly repairs. The Rocktron Banshee eliminates all these problems by providing its own, internal six watt amplifier. This simple solution allows the pedal to be placed in-line with the rest of your stompbox effects, and eliminates both the need for a second amp or the possibility of damaging your first one! It's simple, safe, and it just plain sounds better.

A More Versatile Sound

Because the Banshee contains its own amplifier, it's capable of a wider sonic palette than its predecessor. Rocktron gives you gain, tone, and output level controls, so you'll be able to make your talk-box tone dirty, smooth, cutting, or anything in between.

Doubles As A Practice Amp

Another thoughtful addition: an external speaker output. Rocktron figured "hey, we've got a six-watt amp, why not let guitarists use it to drive a speaker cabinet for practice?" It's just another way that the Rocktron Banshee offers you more bang for your buck.

Add this classic vocal guitar effect to your setup, and interact with your music in a whole new way. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Rocktron products.
Specifications

Maximum Input: +9.5dBu

Input Impedance: 1MOhm

Current Consumption: 1.003A @ 5 watts

Power Requirements: 9VAC

Minimum Load on Output: 8 ohms

Output Power: 5W @ clipping (8 ohms load)

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Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
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Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 4 in
Rocktron Warranty Rocktron Warranty ´╗┐Rocktron offers a one year warranty on parts and workmanship from date of purchase. Where applicable, tubes are not covered under this warranty. If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-388-4447

Product Description

Finally, A talk box without the extra baggage. The Banshee Amplified Talk Box is the first talk box with its own preamp, internal amplifier (5 watts) and horn driver. No more confusing A/B amp set-ups or potentially dangerous stage-side rigs. Simply hook up the Banshee in line with your stomp boxes, hook the included tube to the mic stand and go. The preamp section has an Output Level, Tone and Gain adjustments. When not using it as a talk box, plug the Banshee into a speaker cabinet for the ultimate practice amp.
Because this item is used at your mouth or ear, it cannot be returned once opened due to health reasons. details
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"It's hot!!! No time at all to get set up and start jamming. There's a some background hiss when you start cranking up the gain."
Sound: It's hot!!! No time at all to get set up and start jamming. There's a some background hiss when you start cranking up the gain. It could also use some boost for th bass and treble, but considering the price, you can't beat it. It's very well constructed and designed. Craig Hubbs Feature: It has the essentials. It's got a fair preamp and a decent tone control. The pots are smooth and silent. Ease of Use: The inputs and outputs are well marked. You really don't need any instructions at all. Quality: Heavy duty with quality components. Value: A great value. Worth every dollar. Manufacturer Support: Don't know. The Wow Factor: It's black and doesn't draw attention to itself. I'm surprized how small it is considering the output. Overall: I'd buy the same one if I had to replace it.
Style of Music: Blues and Rock
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Sound: I like alot of Alice in Chains,BLS,Pantera,...,and I am very pleased with this product so far. I have a Dnlop Crybaby Wah w/ the Q-dail and it sounds pretty cool if you keep the wah all the way back.(You can get a slightly better deep throaty sound like that.) Feature: I wish it were a little louder without any so that I could use some of my heavier distortion with it. Ease of Use: Very easy set-up, no stress at all. Quality: I'd drop it off a roof. I work in a metal fabricating shop. Its solid metal all the way around it, yeah, its durable. Overall: I believe that this pedal will last a while.
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