Tech 21 has announced its latest signature Fly Rig, the PL1, designed in conjunction with Rammstein guitarist Paul Landers.
Landers is a longtime SansAmp GT2 and SansAmp PSA user, and sought to shape the Fly Rig format to his own needs.
His tweaks include two SansAmp channels - Feuer (dirty) and Wasser (clean) - as well as a delay and custom-designed vibrato effect with tap tempo, ambience with choice of size and two modes of boost.
Other features include a chromatic tuner, headphone out and XLR output to go direct to a mixing desk or recording interface.
“The main [Feuer] sound is based on the SansAmp GT2, which I’ve used for a long time,” Paul told us. “The other channel [Wasser] is based on my Roland Jazz Chorus, which is what I use for my clean sound on the records.”
“There’s such a wide range of sounds within this pedal, mainly because I like variety. You can go really hard and heavy or dial in a tone more like a surf guitar - that’s the clever thing: this product isn’t just focused on our style of music.”