Tech 21 Paul Landers PL1 Signature Fly Rig

New Gear/New Toy Review: Tech 21 Paul Landers PL1 Signature Fly Rig

Tech 21 has a new Signature Fly setup for the specifications of Rammstein's Paul Landers. A long-time user of Tech 21 gear, Tech 21 SansAmps have been an essential part of the guitar sound on all of their albums, and particularly prominent in their worldwide smash "Du Hast."

According to Paul, "With the PL1, I have everything I need in my pocket. No amp needed for the best distortion sound."

The Paul Landers PL1 Signature Fly Rig offers 2 SansAmp channels, Feuer (dirty) and Wasser (clean). Features include Delay, a custom-designed Vibrato effect with tap tempo control, Ambiance with choice of size, and two modes of Boost.

Other features include a chromatic tuner, headphone jack, plus an XLR output jack for direct recording and/or going direct to a P.A. system. There are illuminated controls to show active status, studio-grade metal footswitches and jacks, and an included universal power supply.

Enclosed in a rugged, all-metal housing, the Fly Rig measures 12.5L x 2.5W x 1.25H inches and weighs 20.7 oz. It sells for $329 MAP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com