Dunlop HT1 Heil Talkbox
Dunlop HT1 Heil Talkbox
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rockerdad 15/05/2011

Dunlop HT1 Heil Talkbox : l'avis de rockerdad (contenu en anglais)

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Very simple setup...but you may want to use a seperate amplifier to run this talk box. Your guitar plugs into the heil and then goes out to the input of a guitar amplifier...that's it. Your guitar's signal is routed through the talk box and then up through the supplied plastic tube. You will need to attach the tube to a microphone so usually you will need a PA system to get the full effect of this. You place the tube in one side of your mouth and while playing notes on your guitar, you move your mouth to create different types of sounds. Think Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi and Peter Frampton. The Heil can sit on your pedalboard or on the floor in front of you.


There really isn't much to explain about the sound or use of this product. It does one mimics your voice with your guitar. Whatever note or chord you play, you can move your mouth with the tube in it to produce different tones. The problem I had with the one I had was that the fuse in it blew out 3 times. I ran it through a 100 watt Marshall DSL amp. I'm not sure if 100 watts was too much for it to handle. You need to be careful as it could potentially damage your amp if you don't properly match up the speaker impedance. I ended up returning it and going with the Rocktron Banshee as the Banshee doesn't need an amp to drive it.


Used with a guitar, the sound quality is pretty damn good. You can achieve the exact same effect and sound, when paired with a decent amplifier (preferably tube) as the sound in Livin On A Prayer by Bon Jovi or even the intro to Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith.


The Heil talk box is generally regarded as the go to talk box by most professionals. If you have the right setup for it, it is a great and fun tool to use. If you're looking for something simpler that sounds really close to the Heil, the Rocktron Banshee may be what you're looking for.