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…
SoundBecause 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 AmpAnother 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.