Tech 21 introduced a Bass version of the Fly Rig 5 at NAMM this year, fitting five of their famed pedals into one. The Bass Fly Rig includes a SansAmp, Octafilter, Chorus, Compressor, and a Boost rolled into one pedal with extra connectivity for versatility.
Each effect has its own controls. The SansAmp is complete with a 3-band EQ, level, Drive, and Character knobs as well as a Bite switch. The Octafilter allows for tweaking the mix, Q, and range of the octave as well as an added fuzz. Chorus is derived from the company’s Bass Boost Chorus pedal and adds choral voicings of two instruments. The Compressor has Level, Tone, and Compression controls, while the Boost has a single knob plus a pre/post switch.
In addition to all the effects, a chromatic tuner is built into the Chorus circuitry. Holding down the CHR footswitch engages the tuner and simultaneously mutes the signal path. Other features include a headphone output, an input pad for active basses, and an XLR output with ground connect.
Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig Pedal Details:
SansAmp, Octafilter, Chorus, Comp, Boost Effects
Built-in Chromatic Tuner
Headphone button switches the 1/4” output into headphone mode
1/4-inch 4.7megOhm input to deliver the full sound of piezos
Input Pad for active basses
XLR output with ground connect
1/4-inch low impedance output
Rugged, all-metal housing
Metal footswitches and jacks
Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators