Tech 21 Blonde old vs. new

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by cqscqs, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. cqscqs

    cqscqs Gretschie

    204
    Dec 8, 2013
    midwest
    On the new Tech 21 Blonde's, (V2) I see there is a speaker emulation defeat. On the old ones there was not. Does that mean there was or wasn't a speaker emulation circuit in the old ones?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Was. It was on full-time.

    The newer version with defeat option is better because you can run it into an ACTUAL amp and use it as a pre or as an overdrive if you want. OR you can engage the speaker sim and run to the PA or what have you,
     
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  3. lp_bruce

    lp_bruce Electromatic

    96
    Apr 28, 2019
    Metro Detroit
    V2 is definitely more functional. For those who want a new one, I think now is a good time. They discontinued the Character Series last year, though the Blonde is still available at least for now. They aren't selling any of the others. I have the Blonde Deluxe (a bigger version with six patches, an effects loop, etc.) and the Leeds. Love them both.
     
  4. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I have the vox one and it was great into an amp, inw which case it's like a giant dirt /eq pedal with lots of presets, but haven't used it in a long time.
     
  5. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    598
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    Just curious on your thoughts about running the first blonde version into an amp....what would be the problems with the speaker SIM always being on? I have one but could never decide if I liked it.
     
  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    so Tony the question arises.. does the headrush have better impulse reaction/amp sims? Enough for you to dump your tech21 liverpoodle?
     
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  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    You can also look for a Liverpool Deluxe with FX loop built-in.
    PB6 TECH 21 007.JPG
     
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    I think so. But Liverpoodle made me snort out loud.
     
  9. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I hoped you'd have a laugh. :)
     
  10. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    598
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    I abandoned mine because the drive sounded like a dog farting in a bucket
     
  11. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    598
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    .,but not as good. Emperor's New clothes me thinks
     
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