Talk box?

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  1. JackButler

    JackButler Supporting Member

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    Been probably 20 years since I've used a Talk box.
    I do remember my teeth literally chattering and aching from a few mishaps!
    Are th eones like the ROcktron Banshee or Dano Free Speech decent enough to use on a song or two, or need ot go with the good old Heil and risk losing my fillings?
     
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    turtleheadblues Senior Member

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    Hey man!

    Ive used the Banshee and I actually dug it more than the Heil. It has a gain control so you can make it clean or as nasty as you like. Sounds every bit as good IMHO.
     
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    In my experience, the Banshee sounds good and gets the job done without ruining your dental work.

    The Dano sounds like ass.
     
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    i have a banshee as well, used it on "Man in the box" - sounds great and the crowd goes wild for you. awesome.
     
  5. JackButler

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    I was reading the HC reviews, concensus tended ot side with those can't get the classic tones?
     
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  7. JackButler

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    Rhino,
    That better than the Heil?
     
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    I haven't owned or heard the Heil, so I don't feel qualified to compare them. However, the Supertalker is a great talk box and has held up very well for the last three years I've owned it. I've done Sweet Emotion, Rocky Mountain Way, Man in the Box, etc...many, many times and it easily cops the tones. Excellent customer service as well!
     
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    With the Heil orSupetalker, traditonal types, you connect it between the head and cab, does your amp tone remain intact or stay or is it not there when engaged?
    I aks becuas eon this Banshee I got, kcik it on and you lose whats going through your amp and it only comes through the tube/PA. Works greta, but I still need that backline amp working as well.
    Thanks
     
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    When you engage the Supertalker, the signal to the cabinet is "cut off" and you only have the output of the talk box driver. You could setup an A/B/Y switch with the talk box on another amp and kick it in when you need the talk box.
     
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    I've heard that the Banshee talk box is true bypass, is this true?
     
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    Rocktron makes that claim, yes. I e-mailed them about it a few years ago, and that was the reply I got.
     

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