Review: Tech 21 Paul Landers PL1 Signature Fly Rig

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Rammstein are one of the world’s most successful touring acts today, regularly selling out stadiums in Europe and arenas in major cities across the United States. The band’s guitarists, Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe, both have the money and manpower to use any rig they want, so there’s something wickedly ironic and rebellious about Landers’ choice to collaborate with Tech 21 on a signature version of one of the smallest rigs known to guitar-kind: the Fly Rig (especially since his bandmate Kruspe uses a rig big enough to fill an entire semi-trailer all by itself ).

The Tech 21 Paul Landers PL1 Signature Fly Rig may be small and light enough to slip into the front pocket of a pair of lederhosen, but it provides an impressive variety of killer sounds and effects. Its two Sans-Amp channels are uniquely voiced to Landers’ specifications, and it also includes vibrato and ambience effects (in addition to delay), a boost function, tuner, XLR output and several other features not found on Tech 21’s other Fly Rig products. The Paul Landers PL1 Fly Rig is designed to be everything a guitarist needs to perform on stage or record in the studio, with the exception of a guitar and cables.

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.