Tech 21 Character Series Leeds Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer review
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from Brooklyn, New York USA
February 29, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Musician
Great ToneI use this onstage through a Tech21 Power Engine 60 with the cab simulation on. It easily cuts through with a full band and provides a wide palette of tone.
Even though each of the Character Series pedals is designed to emulate a specific amp/speaker, they all cover a wide ground, tonewise. This pedal goes from mid-60s chimey to soaring Townshendesque power all the way to punk distortion. There is none of the harshness that can sometimes come with using digital amp modeling. The Leeds pedal, like its Character Series siblings, is all analog. And, not surprisingly, it works extremely well in tandem with the Power Engine 60. By comparison, when using a BOSS ME-70 with amp simulation into the Power Engine, I have to boost the treble EQ on the floor unit. Not a knock on the ME-70 - I still get great tone. But, it is illustrative of how well Tech21 has integrated the Character Series pedals and the Power Engine.
One improvement I would like to see would be along the lines of what Tech 21 did with the VT Bass Deluxe - namely, to augment the functionality to include the ability to save user presets. Maybe in the next generation.
Still, I am very impressed with the way this pedal performs. It's a nice addition to my tonal toolbox.