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Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box Pedal

The Rocktron Banshee 2 expands on the original talkbox. With an effects loop and through jack, the Rocktron Banshee 2 further expands what talkboxes can do. (17) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Rocktron Banshee 2 talkbox has arrived, and changed the playing field. Now Rocktron lets you choose between the Original Banshee Talkbox, or the all new Banshee 2 with exciting new features... players begged Rocktron for a talkbox with more features, and here it is. The Banshee 2 gives you the ability to let the guitar signal feed your amplifier at the same time that the talkbox effect is turned on. This way you get your normal guitar signal through your amp while the talkbox effect runs through a mic (and your sound system).

Rocktron has brought an exciting new dimension to the talkbox with the Banshee 2 by providing an effects loop which now lets you add other effects into the talkbox signal path, or through your guitar signal path at the same time. These new features allow you to get some wild new sounds never before done with a talkbox. They've also added an active LED to tell you when the Banshee 2 effect is engaged.

The original Banshee has served countless players over the years with a modern version of the talkbox. You've heard a talkbox used on many famous recordings, from classic rock (Aerosmith, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton) to contemporary rock (Bon Jovi, Disturbed) to hip hop recordings and more.

How To

The Banshee models provide easy setup (unlike vintage style talkboxes which are cumbersome to hook up and can potentially damage your gear by blowing up your amp head). What makes the Banshees so unique is the included internal preamp, amplifier, and horn driver. Simply plug into the Banshee as you would any common stomp box, and run the provided "tubing" up the mic stand and into your mouth. The rest is up to your imagination as you get the most incredible sounds from your instrument (guitar or keyboard).

The Banshee's preamp section features controls for gain, tone, and output level. A wide range of clean and dirty preamp tones may be dialed in with plenty of saturation for those who desire lots of gain.

Guitar World Magazine wrote: "The Banshee's high-gain preamp and focused tone control allow for excellent enunciation and sustain. With minimal practice, I was able to create clear words and open vowels, and I could readily see how anyone could become addicted to this effect." Not only does the Banshee scream in the talkbox mode, but Rocktron has also included an extra jack for hookup with an extension pedal speaker. Plugging a speaker cabinet to this output turns your pedal board into a perfect practice setup with enough volume to do some pretty serious cranking.

Get your hands on the most unique product in years and let your creative juices flow. Or as Guitar World Magazine put it: "With a simple design and arena-worthy performance at a cool price, this Banshee is sure to send you screaming into the night."

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- Maximum Input: +9.5dBu
- Input Impedance: 1Mohms
- Current Consumption: 1.003A @ 5 watts
- Power Requirements: 9VAC
- Minimum Load on Output: 8
- Output Power: 5W @ clipping (8ohms load)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 4 in
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
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Sound: From Frampton to Bon Jovi and every thing in between. The gain control lets you adjust the "sizzle" so you can get a very clean tone all the way to a fully fuzzed out tone. Feature: The gain, volume and tone control give you a huge range of sound. Ease of Use: if you can hook up a stomp box, you can hook this up. Easy as they come. Quality: Built like a tank. Value: Great effect at a very affordable price. Manufacturer Support: have not had to use them. I use it all the time and it has never let me down The Wow Factor: The talk box is absolutely a head turner. Creates a very memorable element to our gigs. Overall: I don't see it failing any time soon. I would absolutely replace if it were lost or stolen. I love how easy it is to use. My ONLY issue is that I wish the tube were a little more flexible. With the stiff tube, the microphone can tend to "walk" when using a boom stand
Style of Music: Rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Rocktron Banshee 2 Talk Box"
Sound: I've read some other reviews that stated they weren't able to achieve certain sounds from this talk box. I've had no problem imitating those famous talk box songs. It just takes a little practice learning to mouth the sounds you're looking for. Feature: There were two features about this talk box that made it an easy sell. The first feature that impressed me was the pre-amp, this keeps you from having to set up additional equipment and makes life simple. The second was the fact that you have the choice to either have your guitar signal cut from your amp while using the talk box or you can have the signal continue through to your amp while using the talk box. Ease of Use: This talk box is simple to use. The only limitation you'll have is your own imagination. Quality: Seems very tough and I haven't had any problems with the quality. Value: No brainer, it's a definitely worth the price, you wont be disappointed. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had any problems to date. The Wow Factor: You wont catch me saying this product is sexy or something like that. Here's the real Wow factor. When you're playing live you just know people are wondering what the heck that tube is running up your mic stand and the first time you use the talk box people automatically go nuts, and why wouldn't? It's an awesome effect, it gets 'em everytime. Overall: I was always skeptical about getting a talk box because of the process it took to run the older ones. Let's face it, for someone like myself who plays local clubs etc, it's just not sensible to lug around anymore equipment then need be. I did my homework on this unit and read and watched several reviews and decided to give it a try. The result...................great decision!
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Alternative
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