Buy Dunlop HT1 Heil Talk Box: Guitar & Bass Accessories – ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases. Heil Talk Box The classic, original Heil Talk Box creates the ‘vocal’ guitar sounds used by Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Slash, Alice in Chains, Aerosmith and. A talk box is an effects unit that allows musicians to modify the sound of a musical instrument by . In , Heil sold the manufacturing rights to Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc., which currently builds the Heil Talk Box to the exact standards that Heil.

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Log in Become a member. Dunlop HT1 Heil Talkbox. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Write a user review Ask for a user review. Not satisfied with those reviews? Request a new review. Our members also liked: Sort by most recent most useful. The Heil Talkbox is one of those effects that was never really copied too much.

In fact, I can’t even recall too many other talk box es out there. The pedal is super simple to use, but you need to have a PA to get the full effect, and if you can’t hear the sound coming from your monitors, it can be a bit useless as you won’t really be hearing much.

The pedal is about as simple as you can get. Plug it in, put the tube in your mouth, start singing in the mic and play. There’s really not much to go wrong with this thing. I mean, just look at it.

What is going to go wrong? The tube may break, but you can pick up extra tubing from home depot. Although I don’t really recommend that as you gotta stick this thing in your mouth, and that was my biggest issue with this thing. I’m hardly a germophobe, but considering all of the different bacteria and viruses floating around in a confined space, the last thing I want to do is constantly stick my mouth on a tube that does nothing but collects the different diseases out there.

It’s a great way to get sick, and if you’re sick, you can’t perform for the audience. I mean, you play your guitar, you make funny voices through the tube, and sing at the same time. It delivers a neat sound, but there’s nothing you can use it for aside from maybe some Bon Jovi cover band or something similar.

Not many people utilized this effect because it’s fairly inefficient and a pain to use unless you’re a huge touring band. I just don’t think music really needs this today. Aside from maybe a few Bon Jovi songs or whatever, what else are you going to use this on?

If you can find an answer to that question, by all means, by this!

Dunlop Heil Talk Box

However, if you’re not sure if you’ll ever use this, I recommend just not buying it. Buy at Sam Ash.

Did you find this review helpful? This is a talk box. It works by connecting between an amplifier and a cabinet. It essentially is a speaker – powered by a dunlp – that is connected to a vinyl tube. It has a switch to either engage or bypass the talkbox. With the talkbox engaged, the speaker cabinet is disabled. I can’t think of any features I would want added for such an effect. The manual offers a little bit of advice and some warnings on how to properly use the talkbox, but for the most dunolp, it’s really about experimentation.


Just avoid amplifiers that are too powerful or set too loudly and you should be fine. If you plan on recording with it, a pop filter between before the microphone is a must. In the nearly ten years I’ve owned one I only ever had it taljbox down once because the horn blew. It’s not a very expensive nor difficult repair, and is probably inevitable with this type of equipment.

If you’re looking for a talkbox, and by that I mean a real talkbox, look no further than this one. You’re much better off with the real-deal over a talkbox emulator.

Not only does it look cooler, but it sounds so much better. If the vinyl tube it come with gets dirty, replacements can be picked up from Home Depot for relatively cheap money.

Your guitar plugs into the heil and then goes out to the input of a guitar amplifier 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.

The Heil can sit on your pedalboard or on the floor in front of you. It does one thing 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 watt Marshall DSL amp. I’m not sure if 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 dun,op Rocktron Banshee as the Banshee doesn’t need an amp to drive it.

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. 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.

Everything is said elsewhere. This is an amp, horn transducer and a pipe that is square in the mouth. The rsonnances mouth atlkbox modulating the sound Beware also if you have a girlfriend and you want to keep it I feel talbox exprimentations drunk rather quickly unintended listeners.

So because of distortion, forget harmonies talkbix so it will make several mono taken to retain a clear sound. The synth I choose a simple waveform, in mono with one tilt or oscilloscope talkboxx no effect no reverb or delay phaser on the other hand, I play the vibrato and portamento pitch a rsonnances emphasizes oral: I use it for two days with my micro modular Clavia The case is actually a HP and its locked out can not only by the tube.


Because it is a HP, the talk box talkbpx connected between an amplifier and a speaker. And then of course the switch to engage or not the talk box! The concept is extremely simple really! But in the genre was not done better But the problem is that it can not be used alone like this!

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When the talk box is activated, the sound comes over the loudspeaker, but the talk box tube through which the far east in the mouth! And in fact, the whole effect is a modulation of its grace our mouths. The problem is that the sound comes out of the mouth is not strong trs: I push my marshall 6 or 7 out of 10 after the HP is saturated and also if you put too much it hurts the teeth!

So if you want to use it live or RPET, it is impractical to resume the sound comes from the mouth by a microphone placed in front and therefore a sound! Overall ca is not a problem but have the material fo!

It rpond exactly my expectations. My guitar with my marshall with distortion really makes standard! The effect is stunning!! However it is true that fo time to adapt: And even if it seems never to watch and we know trs play well even with closed eyes, I promise to dpart it’s weird!

Any way I always have an RV talk box! I am completely satisfied even if it is true that it is not a more practical effect of a small compartment any pedals! But really it is happiness guaranteed! If you like the sound that comes from a talk box and you have always wanted to have one, you will not I can assure you!! At the price, I do not really know because it’s a girlfriend who gave it to me but it’s worth more than bullets! And yes it is a fact that we use from time to time so it is an addition even if a bit dirty especially fo add a microphone, his foot and sound!!!!!

But in any case I’ll buy a one day or another! Simply connect a guitar or keyboard in the pedals and put the pipe in mouth, to play your notes and talk to the talk box.

This is a PDAL who needs an external amplification, the structure of the pedals is solid trs. Be careful not to put too much power or you’ll burn the woofer located in, I had exprience. This is the talk box Roger Troutman and Zapp that use!

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