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Custom-tweak six bass sounds and access them on the fly.

The deluxe version Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Distortion pedal boasts a combination of a warm, all-analog signal path and convenient digital recall. There are 6 program locations and dual inputs for 2 instruments to be online, ready to go. Create 3 custom tones for each input or use all 6 locations for a single instrument.

You can program the FX loop to engage your favorite effect each time you select its designated preset. The SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe is super-simple to operate—changes can easily be made on the fly—without having to refer to the owner's manual. You just turn the knobs to a setting you like, double-click on a footswitch, and it's saved in that channel.

The Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe distortion pedal's level and drive controls work like a traditional, well-equipped amp. Low, mid and high are active controls, providing a wider array of tonal possibilities. The Character knob is continuously-variable moving seamlessly between different model voicings, covering vintage, high-gain, and face-melting lead tones.

The Tech 21 SansAmp technology captures the warm, rich, natural tones of the most sought-after tube amplifiers. Within the parameters of each model's particular design, the controls provide you with access to specific tone-shaping characteristics within the tube amplifier sound spectrum.

Tech 21 SansAmp products are designed to work seamlessly in both recording and stage environments. They can be used with almost any instrument, for any music style, and for multiple applications. Record directly to tape and disc or enhance previously recorded tracks. For live performances, they can drive a power amp and speakers, augment your existing amplifier setup, or run directly into the mixer of a PA system.

Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series VT Bass Deluxe Distortion Effects Pedal Features:

  • True Bypass
    Level dial
    Mid dial
    Character dial
    Drive dial
    Low dial
    High dial




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  • Excellent!

    As reviewed by Jay Omega on 12/13/2010

    I've been using the Sans Amp Bass DI for a few years as my preamp and was very satisfied. I bought this because of the switchable effects loop, it's ability to get power from mixing board, and programmable switching scheme. So far it's been amazing. It's more responsive to touch than the Bass DI. That is, you can set it so that it's on the threshold of breaking up with normal picking/plucking then when you dig in you can make it grind real nice. Love that! I like being able to switch between a normal rock sound, and more distorted sound, and then to a more radical grind. Very nice! The programmable effects loop is a great feature too. The only complaint, and it's very minor, is that there's a slight delay when switching setting via footswitch. Not a big deal considering all the pluses. This pedal has replaced my Sans Amp Bass DI. It's a winner.

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  • Best Sound I've Heard!!

    As reviewed by Barry Conaway on 11/28/2012

    Honestly, this predal/preamp is the best money I've spent on bass gear yet. I've only ever messed with the tone controls on my bass and amp, never even considered a preamp. However, after reading some reviews, I decided to try out this amazing gizmo. My rig has never sounded so good. I managed to get the tone of Justin Chancellor (Tool) and Dean Bernardini (Chevelle) something I've always strived for but, never really fully achieved. I also tweaked some sick, nasty distortion on this thing, making my old boss bass distortion look amateur. I highly recommend this preamp to any and all bass players. You'll never hear a better sound or tone.

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  • Amazing pedal

    As reviewed by WILLIAM RIDNER on 2/7/2013

    My main stage rig is powered by the Tech-21 VT-Bass 1000 amp head. My biggest problem was reproducing the character sound(s) I wanted with my smaller gig/practice amp. I had the Sansamp pedal but it wasn't doing it. I did not realize that the same tone circuitry was available in a pedal, until I was browzing the Tech-21 site one day. This pedal gives me my big rig sound in a smaller, more portable package. You can get ANY character bass sound you want out of this pedal. IF you plug it into the return input of the fx loop on your amp (do NOT use the send) it bypasses your amp preamp controls and you get just the pedal an your preamp. PLus it has an fx loop itself that works great. Another plus is its direct box function for recording. I highly recommend this pedal.

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