Tech 21 SansAmp Character British V2

Effect Pedal for Guitar

  • Overdrive
  • Character series
  • Speaker simulation can be switched on/off
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Power supply via 9 V battery or with power supply (both optional)
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  • Blues
  • Indie
  • Metal
  • Rock

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Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Pretty good...
Algirdas, 01.06.2015
I purchased this pedal for recording without an amplifier because I had grown tired of using overly artificial sounding imitations preloaded on my digital recorder. While it sounds significantly better than the digital modeling I had been using previously, it doesn't quite have that authentic Marshall tube tone. All of its controls have a very wide range and I tried tweaking them all but to no avail. Nothing I did made it sound any closer to a real amp. It can sound rather authentic in a band setting but when you listen to a single track, you can hear that something's not quite up to par. Perhaps I'm being overly critical but that's my opinion. It does an excellent job as an overdrive pedal and is probably better than most alternatives but is not convincing enough, for me at least, to be used for direct recording. On the positive note, the pedal is well built and has a switch that doesn't produce a loud 'click'. I would have liked a more durable finish but other than that, the pedal is good.
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Fantastic Marshall sound even with a Fender combo!
Bluesman2015, 06.03.2013
I've been looking for a good-sounding overdrive pedal for a long time, which I wanted to complement with my combination Telecaster + Fender Blues Junior amp. The pedal you are looking for, in cooperation with the amp, should cover as much of a sound spectrum as possible, from distorted blues sounds to an already heavy Rockzerre.

I have tried various pedals and was always dissatisfied with the sound. Almost always resulted in a sound that had almost nothing in common with the dynamic and a wide frequency spectrum covering sound of the Fender amp (without upstream effect pedal): Massive loss of height and bass, only little transparency and dynamics - the sound result especially in the Distorted area was always very unsatisfactory. Above all, the various Tubescreamer clones, I found by their center emphasis simply awful.

A friend finally recommended the SansAmp. Without great hope, I have ordered him and can now say: The Sansamp British has just blown away. Unbelievable, what a sound this box creates! FARly think about all the other devices that I had tried before. The sound ideas mentioned above and many others can be satisfactorily realized. Even a van Halen sound is possible with a Tele (!) And the Blues Junior (!). The sound is very convincing and similar to that of a more or less overdriven Marshall amp. The ups and downs are far less pruned than other tiers. I can only advise those who are dissatisfied with their distorted or distorted sound: Try the SansAmp British! I do not use anything else ...
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