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Tech 21 VT Bass SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal 889406912786

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The Tech 21 VT Bass SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal delivers the sound of a tower of power pumping through a stack of 10" speakers. The VT Bass is just the bass pedal for bass players who demand t... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Tech 21 VT Bass SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal delivers the sound of a tower of power pumping through a stack of 10" speakers. The VT Bass is just the bass pedal for bass players who demand to be heard and want legendary bass tone. From chunky funk with the ubiquitous flip-top to the higher-gain growl of indie rock, this Tech 21 bass effects pedal has range to spare. Still need more? Lean on the Character control for the fat, distorted sound of Crimson and King's X—it all sounds massive. From clean SVT thump to dirty, earth-quaking crunch, with the VT Bass pedal you just dial it in.

Each effects pedal in the Tech 21 Character Series, including the VT Bass Pedal, is loaded with tonal DNA for a specific style of guitar amplifier. By simply twisting a few knobs, you can build those sought-after tones or hot-rod your own. From rare vintage classics to roaring modern icons, every variation is delivered in the distinctive voicing of that amp style. The intuitive amp-like controls on Tech 21 Character Series pedals let you get your hands dirty from the get-go while you explore decades of blistering tones.

Being a genuine SansAmp, each Tech 21 Character Series pedal is way more than a stompbox. Each pedal can be used as a stand-alone pre-amp to drive a power amp, a studio mixer, or a PA system, with the rich SansAmp cabinet emulation that sounds huge&mmdash;even straight into a computer soundcard. Or plug the Tech 21 VT Bass
SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal into your bass guitar amp to take your tone on the road.

FEATURES

  • Character control sweeps through an entire range of tonal possibilities, modifying frequency response, attack, and drive
  • Character Control settings:
    • Below 12 o'clock: '70s powerhouse SVT sound
    • Around 12 o'clock: the studio-staple flip-top sound
    • Above 12 o'clock: increases gain and crunch for modern-rock and indie bass sounds
    • Full-up: distorted bass tones ranging from Yes to Crimson to King's X sound
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Controls:
    • Level
    • Low
    • Mid - Custom-tuned to ±12dB @ 500 Hz.
    • High
    • Drive
    • Character
    Pro Coverage
    MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
    One year parts and labor warranty.


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    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a must own if you record.

    By Matt

    from Nashville, TN

    I love the VT Bass, I also own the original sansamp bass DI, both are great, but if you want more of a mic'd cabinet sound while recording, the VT Bass is a better option. The simulations of the Ampeg line really do sound great!

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pure Awesome in a stompbox.

    By Zomb13

    from Oshkosh, WI

    I bought this pedal on the recommendation of other bassists at talkbass.com. I play Ibanez ATK basses through a Markbass LMII head into Peavey Tour series 210 and 410's. I had plenty of whallop before, but this pedal made my sound go from "Boom!" to "BOOM!". I use it for it's SVT-ish sound, but there are other options as well. Solid construction and easy to understand controls. Two things I do not like however, the 9V adapter plug connects to the side rather than the top as most other pedals do. It can get a little tight in there when using this in a signal chain as I do. The other thing is the silent footswitch. I like to hear the "click" when activating and deactivating. These two things are just personal preference. They don't present a problem with the pedal. If this pedal was lost, stolen, broken or abducted by aliens, I would definitely replace it. Get one.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Plenty of different sounds....

    By mkngmaloriebass

    from Nashville, TN

    If you know Tech 21, then you know they make a good product. The original bass DI is a great piece, but the VT Bass kills the DI in a live-on-stage battle. I run an Eden WT-800 and an Ampeg 8x10, with the VT Bass, my Fender's sounds like i'm back in the 70s. A must buy if you've got the room on your board or the money!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    buy this and your bass will be like a monster new piece...

    By matthew t mccourt

    from portland, or

    i was in germany this summer for headbangers open air fest and evan sheely who owns bass NW i seattle an old pal of mine was there with q5 floyd roses' old band.. his bass sound was amazing so i asked him how he got that sound from the amp provided.. he said its this pedal! and showed it to me.. i came home ordered the pedal.. took it to rehearsal and the band loved me even more.. it makes it fat... and growly and doesnt thin out your sound at all i have a snas amp rbi but im not fond of teh drive in THAt unit but this one has a really great tone,,,,

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME!

    By Ronnie B

    from Cumming GA

    best sounding pedal I ahve ever used. It makes my old strings sound new. It adds tone that really give my bass definition and cuts thru the mix.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME PEDAL!!!

    By Brian

    from Novi Mi

    I bought this pedal a while back and all I have to say is WOW! If your not getting the tone you want out of your bass this pedal is for you! This thing will shape your tone BIG TIME!!!!!

     
    5.0

    FAT SOUND

    By Kevin

    from Providence, RI

    I purchased this based on the SansAmp reputation and love it. Once I dialed in a sound and tweeked things through my GK head, i am able to cover all sounds. This is important as playing in a cover band you encounter all types of bass sounds. Can't wait to purchase the Deluxe to use with both of my basses and have the sounds preset

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