Tech 21 Ritchie Kotzen RK5

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Tech 21 Ritchie Kotzen RK5


Based upon the highly successful Fly Rig 5 pedal, the RK5 was developed in close collaboration with Richie, whose input was invaluable. 


Meticulous about every facet of his playing, singing, songwriting and tone, Richie’s attention to the details of this pedal was nothing less. At its heart is the all-analog SansAmp tube amplifier emulator, which is pre-voiced for clean tones. It includes a 3-band active EQ, Level and Drive to adjust the overall amount of gain and overdrive, all which makes it possible to go direct to a PA or mixer. For effects, you have the essentials: a reverb based upon the Boost RVB pedal. It emulates the rich ambiances of a vintage spring reverb without clattery pings, canyons of doom, or other annoying artifacts.


The DLA delay section 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. Ritchies Signature OMG overdrive is also included, and brings in the organic distortion of single power tube Class A amplifiers, but with a tighter, quicker and snappier response. Finally the OMG section includes a boost which kicks in up to 21dB of pre-amp gain that can be used independently to boost the SansAmp and/or DLA functions, as well as on its own to boost the gain of your amp. 


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