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Fly Rig vs. pedals

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by tundrawalker00, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. tundrawalker00

    tundrawalker00 Strat-Talk Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Ludington, MI

    I'm shopping these right now. For what I play most, I need a distortion and a delay.

    Wondering if I should take advantage of the Black Friday sales and grab just a DS-1 and some on-sale delay or hold off and get the Fly Rig Brit.

    Not a stage player yet, just want to get some parts sounding right for myself.

    Thanks for input.
  2. papergoblin

    papergoblin Strat-Talker

    Sep 21, 2017
    I like separate pedals, one dies, just replace that one or if tastes change, change that one. The fly rig is cool but for the cash, I'd buy say a stomplab IIG. It can do just a pedal or model like a pocket pod but has a expression pedal (small one though).

    It's $90 or less and you can play with effects, decide on what you want and like, then go for the pedals themselves. It can also be ran alone with headphones on batteries, so it can always be used as a quiet travel/practice amp.

    It's not a perfect solution but I'd spend the extra (20-30) on it over a new DS-1, as it can sound the same and more. In the end though, you have to spend the money and live with it, so it's what you want and like that matters.
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  3. little_wing142

    little_wing142 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 24, 2010
    Piscataway, NJ
    This is mine right into the PA. It's the RK fly rig

  4. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 1, 2013
    northeastern us
    RK5 FlyRig into Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface into Garageband DAW:

    i a/b'd the RK5 with the Plexi, and for what i'm doing i liked the OMG overdrive better than the Plexi,
    but both of them sounded quite good to me.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
  5. johnthomas

    johnthomas Strat-Talker

    Sep 13, 2016
    San Diego, California
    hi tundrawalker00
    I have had a Flyrig for over a year now. I feel it is a great choice as a standalone unit that will do almost everything you need.
    Advantages...You have a clean boost, you have an overdrive section, you have a preamp that has a 3band eq with a gain knob so this section becomes your "verge of od" sound, you have a great delay that is in parallel with the reverb in the preamp. fx loop on the flyrig so you must compromise if you add pedals.
    I personally use a wah and tuner and two other pedals BEFORE the flyrig. 1st pedal is a klon clone od, second pedal is usually a tremolo or chorus. The preamp sans amp section can be a bit hissy if you use it and if you don't use it you may not have reverb. Keep the output volume knob and the gain knob close to noon and hiss should be at acceptable level.

    I definitely feel the flyrig will be all you need right up to pro gigging level and great as a backup pro rig, since you can go direct to p.a. with a quarter inch plug and won't have to carry a full size backup amp.