TECH 21 Cali Fly Rig 5 Guitar Multi-Effects Board

TECH 21 Cali Fly Rig 5 Guitar Multi-Effects Board

TECH 21 Cali Fly Rig 5 Guitar Multi-Effects Board


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Product Highlights

  • Reverb, Delay, Preamp, Boost & More
  • All-Analog Signal Path
  • Works with Amp or Direct to Mixing Board
  • Distortion Based on Cali/US Metal Pedals
  • Boost up to 21 dB on DLA and/or SansAmp
  • Tap Tempo Delay
  • Built-In Reverb
  • Individual Effect Control
  • For Use with Amps or Direct
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TECH 21 FL5-CALI overview

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Designed for guitar players who want the ready manipulation of analog tonal effects at their feet, the Cali Fly Rig 5 from Tech 21 is similar to other offerings in the Fly Rig 5 series: It features reverb, delay, and their signature SansAmp tube-amplifier emulation. However, in this pedal, the distortion section is based on the company's Cali and US Metal SansAmp Character Series pedals. As such, it is useful in creating sounds typical of bands as varied as Metallica, Santana, Foo Fighters, the Eagles, and more—even without an amplifier.

The delay section is centered on the Boost DLA pedal, and is intended to replicate the sound of an analog tape echo. It provides control of level, time, number of repeats, and drift—a parameter which introduces modulations at random to secure a more authentically vintage timbre. A tap tempo footswitch will let you set the delay time with your foot. The reverb component of the unit, on the other hand, is a reiteration of their Boost RVB pedal, and includes a spring reverb devoid of annoying artifacts.

Four metal footswitches activate the delay, reverb, and Cali sections, with a boost footswitch kicking in up to 21 dB of preamp gain to juice the SansAmp circuit, DLA section, or both. An auto-switching 12 VDC power supply included with the unit self-adjusts from 100 to 240V, making the pedal quite suitable for touring through various countries.

Effects Sections

SansAmp Tube Amplifier Emulator
This onboard emulation has been optimized for lush, chiming clean tones and has a Drive control to add just the right amount of gain from warm break-up to snarling grind, with a flexible 3-band EQ. Low is tuned to ±12 dB @ 120 Hz, Mid is tuned to ±12 dB @ 500 Hz, and High is tuned to ±12 dB @ 3.3 kHz.
The adjustable Reverb is included in the SansAmp section. It is based on the Boost RVB pedal to create the rich ambiance of a vintage spring reverb without clattery pings, canyons of doom, or other annoying artifacts.
Cali Distortion Section
This distortion sound is based off the Cali and US Metal Character Series pedals, and provides distortions reminiscent of famous American acts; sounds approaching anything as varied as Metallica to the Beatles can be achieved with this section.
"DLA" Delay
The integrated delay sound is based upon the Boost DLA pedal. It is voiced to give you the sounds of a vintage tape echo and features Level, Time, Repeats, and Drift, which adds a random element to the modulation for authentic textures. A dedicated Tap Tempo switch makes it super simple to just tap in the delay tempo you want during your performance.

Other Features

All-analog signal path; reverb and delay are mixed in parallel.
All-metal housing in gunmetal gray finish.
Metal footswitches and jacks.
1/4" high-impedance input and low-impedance output.
Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators.
Utilizes included "auto-switching" 12 VDC power supply. Self-adjusts from 100 to 240V. It can be used anywhere in the world with the proper plug/travel adapter for the host country.
Includes 4 knob grippers, installed by default on each Level control. Additional knob grippers are available separately in packs of 10.
In the Box
TECH 21 Cali Fly Rig 5 Guitar Multi-Effects Board
  • 12 VDC Auto-Switching Power Supply
  • 4 x Knob Grippers
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    TECH 21 FL5-CALI specs

    Input 1 x 1/4" TS, 1 MOhm, Hi-Z instrument
    Output 1 x 1/4" TS, 1 kOhm, Low-Z instrument
    Power 12 VDC via included power supply
    Maximum Power Consumption 100 mA
    Dimensions 11.5 x 2.5 x 1.3" / 292 x 63.5 x 31.8 mm
    Weight 18.6 oz / 527.3 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.5 x 4.1 x 2.0"

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