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Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Preamp Pedal

Ramp up your sound and reach new levels of tonal adjustability, power, and control with the easily portable SansAmp Bass Driver DI Preamp. (109) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

SansAmp Bass Driver DI gives you the warmth, presence, and punch of a miked-up bass tube amp system in a conveniently portable direct box/pedal format. SansAmp Bass Driver DI can be used as a preamp or stomp box with your existing stage rig. You can drive a power amp and speaker cabinets. Or go direct into the mixer of a recorder or PA. You can also plug into a power amp or conventional bass amp and a PA system simultaneously.

The controls offer a broad range of traditional bass amp sounds, including such meaty styles as Bassman and SVT, as well as raunchy, crunchy overdriven sounds that would typically require a multitude of effects units.

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: particularly useful for basses equipped with piezo pickups

Bass and Treble: active EQ controls, specifically tuned for bass guitar, that cut or boost +/- 12dB

For studio and live applications, SansAmp Bass Driver DI is engineered with 3 outputs: an effected XLR, and effected 1/4 in., and a parallel, uneffected 1/4 in. The footswitch activates the Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry. Disengaging the circuitry enables you to use SansAmp Bass Driver DI as a standard active transparent direct box.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Tech 21 products.
Phantom power operable, or uses optional DC power supply, Tech 21 Model #DC2, or 9V alkaline battery (not included).

Size: 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 in.

Weight: 14 oz.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 2 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 973-777-6996
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Sound: the tone is awesome on this little beast, it truly is a pre-amp in a stomp box. Feature: the only thing i don't like about it is the power plug jack is too close to the 1/4" out jack. other than that its easy and strait forward to use to get phar tones a tube overdrive sounds Quality: very sturdy metal construction a stomp box you can actualy stomp on Value: a bit pricey Manufacturer Support: n/a never needed it The Wow Factor: clean design, other musicians always notice it, powder black is always visualy pleasing Overall: If the price came down on the rack version i would consider replacing it. Other than that I will use this till it dies then probably get another as fast as possible
Style of Music: covers mostly- classic and contemperary rock, old school metal ect
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Sound: It's great to have the controls right at the, for punching up the volume when I need it. Without the effected sound, the DI gives a nice warmth, or it can send a very true and natural sound. The only drawback is that the mid-frequency range peak seems to be right in that nasty 1 - 1.5k region, and seems to be a bit un-natural when boosted. I've worked around it, though, and would probably buy another if this one went out on me. Feature: I like stomping on the switch and getting an immediate and predictable boost at settings that I have entered. I've even used it with a six-string electric guitar for soloing with decent success. A carry case would be a nice adder, especially at the price. Quality: Very solid box and ac adapter Value: A little pricy The Wow Factor: It fits the need. Overall: Probably would buy another one, unless a good, clean, quiet bass effects box came out at a marginally higher price.
Style of Music: Fusion, Jazz, Funk, R&B Groove
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