Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver DI: Amp Emulator And DI Pedal All In One

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Published on March 14, 2013 with No Comments

Tech 21 seems to have it all figured out for bass players. The
SansAmp Bass Driver DI pedal offers vintage tube tones, bright modern
sounds, gnarly distortions and everything in between.

image: Sansamp 2

The pedal is able to emulate vintage tube harmonics and blend it with
the direct sound. Also, the presence knob enhances the definition of the
upper frequency content. Two-band EQ gives you good control of the amount of treble and bass (and the mids are boosted as you reduce the treble and bass).

This pedal possesses three different outputs: an affected XLR, an affected
1/4”, and a parallel-unaffected 1/4”.

Besides the amazing sound you can get out of this little pedal, it can also
be powered by phantom power (+45 volts) through the XRL Output, or by a 9V alkaline battery or DC power supply.

image: Sansamp

Key features

PRESENCE: Controls the amount of definition and upper harmonic content.

DRIVE: Adjusts the overall gain structure and overdrive.

LEVEL: Regulates the XLR and effected 1/4″ output levels.

BLEND: Allows you to mix the direct bass signal with SansAmp
Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry (which is particularly useful for
basses equipped with piezo pickups).

BASS & TREBLE: Are active EQ controls, specifically tuned for bass
guitar that cut or boost +/- 12dB.

Check out the dealers on Amazon for a good price on this one:

For additional information, visit Tech21NYC.

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