Tech 21 has been a stand-alone force in the in the domain of analog sound amplification since its inception in 1989. Founder Andrew Barta had no intention of becoming a business owner, but having his newly-designed tube amplifier emulator looked over by major manufacturers, he made the decision to dive in head first. This series of events gave way to the production of Tech 21’s first signature product, the SansAmp. This device allowed musicians to dial in tones and send them directly to a studio mixer or PA system, cutting out the need to transport amps and haul speaker cabs.
Barta attributes the continued success of the brand to the warmer, more organic tones produced by the analog domain. The SansAmp technology captures the sought-after tones of tube amplifiers in a much smaller, pedal-sized package. These products are designed to work on the stage and in the studio and can be used with almost any instrument including acoustic guitars, electric guitars and electric and upright basses.
Tech 21 also has a line of effects to enhance your sound. This equipment takes a no-nonsense approach to making music with its high-quality components and full-metal construction. With over a dozen options ranging from the Boost Overdrive Analog Guitar Effects Pedal to the Red Ripper Distortion Bass Effect Pedal, there is definitely an effect pedal out there to suit your musical style.
With products developed on a platform of tonal perfection, Tech 21 remains the top choice amongst musicians when it comes to analog sound. With an impressive line of products to suit all your needs, each product is made with top-quality materials and brand specific components, such as custom actuators. Each product built is still hand-crafted at home in the United States. From Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top to Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, the Tech 21 brand is well recognized and well used by music superstars world-wide.