#1
I am looking for a talk box. I really like the Rocktron Banshee, but the Danelectro Free Speech is about $70 cheaper. The Free Speech does not have good reviews, with people saying that the volume is too soft for live use. My band and I have a PA, so I was wondering if the Free Speech is loud enough for me to simply put it next to the mic I'm using to sing through and have the sound come out of the PA (as most talk boxes work.) I'm weary because the Free Speech is meant to have the tiny microphones that come with it amplify the sound and run it back to the stomp box and then to the amp. Does anybody have any advice or experience with this pedal, preferably live?
Gear:
Guitars:
Cochran Custom Shop Blue
Cochran Goldtop
Washburn Jazz Hollowbody
Cochran Flying V
Amps:
Marshall Class 5
Laney VC15
FX:
MXR Classic Overdrive
Crybaby 535Q Wah
#2
I've wondered this for a long time.
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#3
If the volume is too soft, why not throw a signal booster into the chain with it?
#4
Bumping for curiosity, I know I've wondered how it performs ever since I saw it in a Musicians Friend catalog years ago.
#5
if the free speech is anything like danelectro's bottom line effect pedals, then it's preobably not really suitable for gigging
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#6
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
if the free speech is anything like danelectro's bottom line effect pedals, then it's preobably not really suitable for gigging

Yeah, but at the same time, it is $99, so I'd imagine it'd at least be slightly better then their bottom line $20 pedals, lol.
Gear:
Guitars:
Cochran Custom Shop Blue
Cochran Goldtop
Washburn Jazz Hollowbody
Cochran Flying V
Amps:
Marshall Class 5
Laney VC15
FX:
MXR Classic Overdrive
Crybaby 535Q Wah
#7
I've got the Rocktron Banshee which is a great talkbox. You would be better off saving more money and getting the better talkbox
#8
i heard if you try to sell the free speech after you've owned it, you get arrested
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#9
IMO it could honestly work well. The signal being too weak could be fixed, and it's from the same line as the Daddy-O and the Dan-Echo, both great pedals that I used and gigged with.
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#10
Quote by souperman08
IMO it could honestly work well. The signal being too weak could be fixed, and it's from the same line as the Daddy-O and the Dan-Echo, both great pedals that I used and gigged with.
Ok, that's good. I'll probably give it a shot then.
Gear:
Guitars:
Cochran Custom Shop Blue
Cochran Goldtop
Washburn Jazz Hollowbody
Cochran Flying V
Amps:
Marshall Class 5
Laney VC15
FX:
MXR Classic Overdrive
Crybaby 535Q Wah
#11
the free-speech is useless for gigs, i have tried it in soundchecks and it just didn't have enough output to get a strong enough signal into the mic - and don't bother with those supplied mics that sent the signal through the amp at gigging volumes, you'll get nasty feedback. you'd be wasting your money buying one because you'd only end up buying a rocktron banshee or something later on when you realise you need more output. imo, you should just save up for a rocktron banshee

being from the same line as the daddy-o overdrive and dan-echo doesn't mean anything - while those are pretty good pedals the free speech is useless for anything other than messing around in your bedroom.
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Last edited by Blompcube at Sep 9, 2011,