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      Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI (480206)
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Direct to the board or direct to your amp, SansAmp makes it full, fat, and funky!

The Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI is a preamp DI a lot of bass players will like because it makes ordinary gear sound fantastic! Exclusive Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry delivers the warmth, presence, and punch of a souped-up bass system, and it gets monster overdrive sounds too. Includes an XLR out for DI and a parallel 1/4" out for running an unaffected signal to your stage amp. Has Presence, Drive, Level, and Blend controls; active Bass, and Treble EQ. Can use phantom power, 9V battery, or optional DC power supply. Highly recommended by our bass guys.

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Features:

  • Preamp, stompbox, and direct box in one
    Offers a wide range of bass amp sounds
    Active EQ boosts/cuts up to ±12db
    Phantom, 9V battery, or DC-powered (optional)




Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI

One year parts and labor warranty.

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  • Beefcake

    As reviewed by Roger Shattuck on 8/30/2006

    I've had this little guy for about 8 years. This thing is a tank. I used it on tour when I went to Afghanistan and never once had a problem. The Phantom is probably one of the smartest things I've ever seen for a stompbox, wish more folks would use it. The controls are straight to the point and functional. I can go on for hours about knob twiddling. I've also used this for acoustic and electric guitar, and had very good results. The overdrive and amp simulation make the home studio a much less noisy place. I guess the biggest compliment I get is the "Wow, you've got a Bassdriver". That and the folks that want to steal it!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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  • Bassists Unite! Never trust a soundman's ear again!!

    As reviewed by Jimi Streets on 2/5/2011

    Had mine for 5 years now. Over and above its qualities as a tone-shaping pre-amp, what I love most is the complete control I have over my sound when I play thru a PA! If you are like me, you get PISSED to hear from others, after pouring your heart into a performance, thinking you played well and sounded good, something like, "Dude, couldn't hear you!" Or, "Man, it sounded really muddy!" You know what I mean! With the SansAmp as DI, you not only can shape the tone you send to the board, but with the GLORIOUS level knob you never have to worry about not being heard again! Most of the times I play, we make a recording of the performance, then mix it a bit. The difference in tone is like night and day when I use the SansAmp and when I don't! Okay, in case you haven't figured it out yet, a play a lot in my church, and have played in LOTS of churches over the years! Easily 80% of church soundmen are good guys, but lousy soundmen! This box puts the control back into MY hands! It even makes cheap amps sound good. Easily the most lethal weapon in any bassist's arsenal!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Seriously Funky

    As reviewed by Paul on 3/11/2010

    This thing is terrific. Used it as a pre-amp into my Bassman 250/210 at a gig last week and it was great.... nice and funky to deep and smooth. I haven't used it solo into a PA yet but I'm looking forward to it.... built like a tank as well!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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