Tech 21 gives Fly Rig5 multi-effects pedal Brit and Cali makeovers

SansAmp-equipped stompbox gets new distortion sections

Tech 21 gives Fly Rig5 multi effects pedal Brit and Cali makeovers

We loved the concept and tones behind the original Fly Rig5, so we're thrilled to see Tech 21 expand the line to include two new flavours: Brit and Cali.

The fresh takes on the design replace the original's distortion circuit with two Transatlantic tones: vintage British amps, taken from T21's British SansAmp Character Series pedal; and mid-'70s boutique amp tones, taken from the Cali/US Metal SansAmp Character Series pedals.

Like the original, an onboard boost function kicks in up to 21dB of preamp boost, while a SansAmp makes for convincing direct tones; built-in reverb and delay effects are also footswitchable.

The Fly Rig5 Brit and Cali are available in mid-November for $249 each, and up for preorder at Tech 21 NYC now.

That all sounds good to us, but will they make our list of the best all-one guitar rig solutions?