Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 v2 Multi-effects Pedal

hello again 🙂

I have this marvelous effects pedal to write about. Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 v2 Multi-effects Pedal is one of most versatile guitar pedal I’ve ever play with in gigs, if not the previous Flyrig5 tech21 pedal series. hahaha yes, I think I made myself as Tech21 products fans

I know it feels weird since this post is the version 2 while i haven’t post about the version 1 first, but bear with me, i have lots of fly rig 5 to talk about (bought the brit and cali too, don’t worry)

Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 v2 Multi-effects Pedal

first thing i notice is the knobs are bigger than the first version, surely it’s more convenientit has bright LED Knobs, easier to dial at exact amount we want to. added feature such like XLR output and cabsim mode are very useful in direct-to-PA systems situations, in compact design we got lots of thing covered.

Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 v2 Multi-effects Pedal bright knobs

It comes with adapter to power up all those effects in one place so yeah, basically this is a complete-compact pedalboard with much smaller size, ready to rock the gigs anytime

Tech21 FlyRig 5 v2 Multi-effects Pedal size compared to adapter

other features such like optional pre/post boost and dotted 8th delay are just phenomenal, surely useful for live performances

okay enough about the features, now we talk about how it sounds. and yes it sounds great, all the features work just fine without any defects. check my Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 v2 Multi-effects Pedal video

Tech21 Fly Rig 5 V2 guitar pedal multi effects

it’s a great pedal

and we need a BUT

but i like the earlier sansamps preamp sound. I’ve tried tech21 Fly Rig 5 Plexi, RK5, Brit and Cali version, all the preamps feel stronger than this Blonde preamp on the V2. few loyal users will notice this too i guess, but overall i can’t say much more than this pedal is great, even much better than digital in some cases.

i’ll be back soon with other fly rig 5 pedal. see ya

Musicman Guitar James Valentine signature series, .. who?

musicman james valentine guitar has the best body design I’ve ever seen and touch. it has classy almost-gibson look while definitely i can feel the telecaster right away after i strummed it.

Musicman james valentine is… oh, Hello 😀 well this time is past a year from my latest blogpost, and I have to admit, this coronavirus , covid-19 has brought me back to start writing again. Yeah, need a pandemonium to take me back here. okay let’s get move on.

I do really have a good stuff to talk about. yup, it’s THE Musicman guitar, the James Valentine signature series one. Pretty isn’t it?

James Valentine is Maroon 5 guitar player and one of great guitarist. He plays riff perfectly, has strong sense of guitar phrasing and articulation, great taste of music. funny thing is, some people questioning his worth to have A Musicman signature series guitar by his name. (yea it was the comments on facebook when i shared my guitar review video, says “it’s funny you have to put maroon 5 on your video title, it means he’s no worth it, and i completely disagree with that. I respect James Valentine as my guitar hero. done.. no more whining.

Let’s talk about this guitar shall we? See, this musicman james valentine guitar has the best body design I’ve ever seen and touch. it has classy almost-gibson look while definitely i can feel the telecaster right away after i strummed it.

so beautiful.

The neck.. i smell strong maple syrup came out from this roasted maple wood neck. it’s almost like i wanted to lick it (i did by the way, and it’s tasteless 😀 ) . literally it smells so sweet

I was really happy when I hold this guitar.

ah yes.. the sound. It is definitely a tele sound with upgrades. it has booster engaged by push-pull volume knob and neck split coil on tone knob. check it out on my vlog video >>

the headstock is gorgeous, definitely high class musicman style

so overall this is the most gorgeous guitar i ever play and yes, it was sold to guitar collector already. i missed this guitar. likely I’ll buy another one someday

Musicman James Valentine Guitar Specifications

Model: Valentine

Size: 13-1/4″ wide, 1-3/4″ thick, 38-7/16″ long (33.7 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 97.6 cm long)

Body Wood: Ash

Body Finish: High gloss polyester

Bridge: Music Man® Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles

Pickguard: Shell

Scale Length: 25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)

Neck Radius: 10″ (25.4 cm)

Headstock Size: 6-3/8″ (16.2 cm) long

Frets: 22 – High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel

Neck Width: 1-5/8″ (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4″ (56.9 mm) at last fret

Neck Wood: Select roasted maple neck

Fingerboard: Select roasted maple neck

Fret Markers: 1/4″ Black Face dots

Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend

Neck Colors: Standard – Natural with finished headstock

Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking

Truss Rod: Adjustable – no component or string removal

Neck Attachment: 5 bolts – Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets

Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover

Controls: Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom split pickup configurations – .022µF tone capacitor

Switching: 3-way lever pickup selector

Pickups: SH – Music Man® custom wound staggered pole piece single coil (bridge) and humbucker with chrome covers (neck)

Left Handed: No

Strings: 11p-14p-18p-28w-38w-48w (RPS 11 Slinky #2242)

so.. is this an epic comeback or what?

see you next posts