Tech 21: Leeds - To Amp Input (Strat and Les Paul)
The new Character Series from Tech 21 (Oxford, Leeds and US Steel) can be used in three ways: to the amp's input, direct to a powered monitor, computer or house system; or to your amp's power amp via the Return jack in the effects loop. The older series can also be used this way but these latest three have the added advantage of a speaker defeat button which allows you to turn off the speaker emulation.
Here I demonstrate the Leeds as stompbox - running straight to my Laney's input. I'm running the clean channel with the tones flat and Leed's speaker defeat button OFF. Switching off the speaker defeat button defeats the speaker emulation so you can more easily use it with a regular amp, as I'm doing here. The results? Pretty damn good.
I know it's going to be compared to other HIWATT style pedals currently on the market so I'm interested to hear your opinions.
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A video showing the Leeds being used as a direct device, straight to the computer, can be seen at