Skip to main content Skip to footer

Blonde SansAmp Character Series CS-BL Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

Item #: 
  • Write a Review

Does a 2-faced blonde sound like trouble? When those faces are silver and black, the Tech21 Blonde distorion pedal rocks pure American tone to the stratosphere. Get sparkly, spanky cleans that overdri... Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email

Recommended Products

Does a 2-faced blonde sound like trouble? When those faces are silver and black, the Tech21 Blonde distorion pedal rocks pure American tone to the stratosphere. Get sparkly, spanky cleans that overdrive with a satisfying low-end rumble that becomes the punchy bark of hard-pushed tweed, maxing out in a fat sizzle of lead-boosted tone. Take the reins and don't spare the emulated Jensens, this Blonde is a wild ride through American rock history.

Each pedal in Tech21's Character Series is loaded with the tonal DNA for a specific style of guitar amplifier. By simply twisting a few knobs, you can build those sought-after tones or hot rod your own. From rare vintage classics to roaring modern icons, every variation is delivered in the distinctive voicing of that amp style. The intuitive amp-like controls let you get your hands dirty from the get-go to explore decades of blistering tones.

Being a genuine SansAmp, each Character Series pedal is way more than an effect pedal. Each can be used as a stand-alone preamp to drive a power amp, a studio mixer, or a PA system, with the rich SansAmp cabinet emulation that sounds huge—even straight into a computer soundcard. Or plug the Blonde, or any Character Series pedal into your guitar amp to take your tone somewhere extraordinary.


  • Knobs: Level, Mid, Character, Drive, Low, High
  • Cabinet emulation
  • Uses:
  • Stand-alone pre-amp can drive a power amp, studio mixer, or PA system
  • Plug into guitar amp
  • Plug into computer soundcard
Pro Coverage
One year parts and labor warranty.

  • Customer Reviews

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 2 customers

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to Top

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect for Recording!!!

By A. Mortensen

from Albuquerque, NM

I was looking for a way to record some fender amplifier tones with my strat, without keeping my kids up late with the noise. This pedal/emulator more than met my needs! It sounds good plugged into my valve jr, but as a stand alone direct box it sounds amazing straingt into my mixer. I love that I can get great tones from clean to heavily overdriven with the turn of the character knob. The knobs are responsive/sensitive, but with some playing around it becomes intuitive. The switch is super quite, and I have noticed little to no added noise. There are some good demos on youtube. I highly recommend this emulating pedal!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Serious Tweakablility

By Al

from Brighton, MI

I play both bass and guitar. Recently bought the Tech 21 VT Bass pedal from GC and was VERY impressed, so decided to try the Tech 21 Blonde for my guitar. Played out with it last weekend downstream of my other effects, and was amazed by how much it helped to fill and round out the sound. Am also using both (with other pedals upstream) into the new JamHub. WOW. These are both very solidly built and effective pedals worth quite a bit more than the price. You will NOT regret anything about your purchase in my opinion. Have fun!

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to Top

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.