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Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver DI Preamp Pedal

Active tone controls and parametric EQing help you on your quest to finding the ever-elusive perfect tone. (13) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

This floor version of Tech 21's RPM rackmount provides the same detailed tone shaping possibilities for any signal source. It is particularly useful with acoustic, electric and bass guitars, and upright bass, either direct to a mixing console or with an instrument amplifier. The Para Driver DI gives your instrument a natural warmth and presence, as if miking it through a tube pre-amp. The SansAmp circuitry eliminates the harsh, unnatural harmonics of piezo pickups, while the Drive control offers some tasteful edge -- just a little or over-the-top.

Features
Active tone controls with 12dB of cut or boost

Sweepable semi-parametric EQ

1/4-inch 4.7 megohm instrument level input

1/4-inch and XLR outputs with selectable levels

Parallel, uneffected output to run a dry signal to a separate channel

Sample settings included in the owner's manual for:
-- Acoustic guitar

-- Mid-boost guitar

-- Champ

-- Money for Nothing

-- Sparkle electric guitar

-- Schenker

-- Deep tube bass

-- SVT bass

-- Jaco bass

-- Lead bass

-- Upright bass

-- Active bass simulator

-- Electric violin

-- Clean boost

-- Electric piano

-- Hammond organ

-- Hip-hop drums

-- Kick drums

-- Snare drum

-- Stomp box (compressor) direct-clean

-- Stomp box (distortion) direct-rock

-- Stomp box (distortion) direct-metal

Phantom power operable, or utilizes an optional 9V DC power supply (Tech 21 Model # DC2), or 9V battery (not included).

Actual size: 4.5 in. x 3.5 in. x 1.5 in.

Weight: 12 oz.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Tech 21 products.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PMDI
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 973-777-6996
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (13 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Para-Driver Measures Up"
Sound: Extremely quiet for a pedal. It is a semi-parametric. But very sensitive and lively. Feature: Doesn't come with an adapter. No big deal because I use my Voodoo 2 to power my rig... Ease of Use: Very tricky to dial in, but once you are there, it is smoking! Quality: TECH-21 is quality! No question! Value: Great Product, but pretty steep in price! Worth it if that is what you want though. I owned the M-R 10 Band, and it didn't do it for me... Manufacturer Support: Never have had to call them. The Wow Factor: Looks good, sounds good! Overall: As a tone chaser, you can't be completely happy with your tone all the time. But this is a good EQ...
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great bass Preamp/DI"
Sound: The best bass preamp/DI I have ever used. Any tone I want is in there. The mid shift knob is the key. I can dial it up whatever way I want. Feature: The mid shift knob is what attracted me to this over the bass driver version. And it makes all the difference. Ease of Use: If you can use an amp you can use this thing. So much easier then scrolling through digital menus for thin sounding digital simulations that don't really sound the way you wish they would. Quality: The sound I am recording with this thing is outstanding. I was recording thru a passive DI and applying a VST plug in amp sim before I bought this. They were good and I was more or less happy with them. They just seemed to be missing something. Now my tracks feel more alive. My bass tone sounds organic and natural. I also use it for late night jam/writing sessions with my guitar player/lead singer. We are headphone bound due to a sleeping family and the sound in my headphones is sublime with this thing. No more trying to dial in a sound with the board eq. This thing sounds very very much like a mic'd up bass amp. It's warm and when you run a little compression with it is an awesome way to record your bass. Value: Okay, yeah there is way better out there for a lot more money. But if your like me and making music is your hobby, and you still have other bills to pay. Then this thing is your ride. Manufacturer Support: Never had to deal with them Overall: If it were lost or stolen I would definitely replace it. Probably with the rack mount version.
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