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Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal

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The SansAmp Bass Driver DI has been an arsenal staple for players and studios almost since the day it was introduced in 1994. This multi-function, multi-application pedal dials up big vintage tube tones, bright modern slap sounds, gnarly distortions, and all in between.Since the popularity of 5- and 6-string basses has gone beyond fad status and be...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The SansAmp Bass Driver DI has been an arsenal staple for players and studios almost since the day it was introduced in 1994. This multi-function, multi-application pedal dials up big vintage tube tones, bright modern slap sounds, gnarly distortions, and all in between.

Since the popularity of 5- and 6-string basses has gone beyond fad status and become mainstream, Tech 21 added a switch to adjust the bass frequency to extend into those lower registers. They also added a mid-range control and a switch to adjust its frequency. The core of the SansAmp Bass Driver and all of its tones remain true to its original design.

CONTROLS
Presence: Controls the amount of definition and upper harmonic content
Drive: Adjusts the overall gain structure and overdrive
Level: Regulates the XLR and effected 1/4" output levels
Blend: Allows you to mix the direct bass signal with SansAmp Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry (which is particularly useful for basses equipped with piezo pickups)
Bass & Treble: Active EQ controls, specifically tuned for bass guitar, that cut or boost +/- 12dB

Features

  • Presence, Drive, Level, Blend, Bass and Treble controls
  • Three outputs: an effected XLR, effected 1/4 in. and parallel, uneffected 1/4 in.
  • Phantom power operable, optional DC power supply  or 9 V alkaline battery
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Tech 21SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

If you love the Sansamp BDDI, you'll adore Version 2

By Philly Watts

from Saint Cloud, FL

Pros

  • All analog!
  • Mid Control!
  • Rig in a box!
  • Simple to dial in your tone
  • Speaker and amp sim sounds amazing
  • Tube Amp Warmth

Cons

  • Speaker sim is always on (some will be unhappy)

Best Uses

  • Direct Recording
  • Direct to front of house
  • Running through a power amp

Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal:

I use this product in conjunction with an MXR M80 and MXR BASS COMPRESSOR. The Sansamp is the key to getting that tube amp warmth and growl that I love so much. I can hear the recordings of hundreds of amazing bass players out there every time I plug in.

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5.0

Great product

By DAVID

from undisclosed

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Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal:

For shaping your bass tones this is the finest piece of equipment ever! I have the 3 channel sans amp that I use onstage for a couple of years and love it, but I wanted something more compact and purchased a V2 .The set up is easy and tones are great. If you run a bass through a sound board use this in place of a d I box. You won't believe the difference in your sound.

 
5.0

My bass came alive

By Felix

from undisclosed

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Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal:

The moment I plugged my passive bass into the Sansamp di V2 it came alive. All of the suggested presets sounded great. I could get the sound of an SVT 810 through my 2x10 hydrive/TC electronics 212 cabs (I know the Ampeg purest are scoffing violently lol) powered by a Crown power amp. I am still tweaking looking for "my sound" which I feel I will get with the Sansamp. It is a very flexible preamp/DI. I went with an Eden WTDI because of the compressor a few years back and was concerned about that with the Sansamp. I don't know the specifics technically but I get the feel of compression with the Sansamp. The flexibility of the new Mid and Bass switches are awesome. The overdriven tube sound is best described as 'girthy grit' while the Eden overdrive was brittle and unusable. I would highly suggest adding this to your recording or live arsenal. Very happy with this purchase.
P.S. the only downside is the confusion between the bass di and the other Sansamp di v2 for guitar and acoustic. I actually ordered the wrong pedal and had to cancel that order and order the Bass di. If you are wanting the Sansamp bass di make sure that's what your ordering.

 
5.0

Great sound in a little box.

By Frank

from undisclosed

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Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal:

Love the sounds, wish it had more.

 
5.0

Amazing!!

By Rick

from Palmyra Va

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Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal:

On stage and thru PA. This little box should be required for every bass player. It is simply amazing what it does. Get one!!!

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5.0

Endless possibilities!

By E-rock!

from South Dakota

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Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal:

I play for a company that supplies items like these and multiple people use the same item.
Other people will adjust the settings without knowing what they are doing. Since I purchased this and actually read the manual I was able to set it up for the exact sound I am looking for and it stays that way. It is crystal clear and I also do not get that pick up buzz like others I have used. Great product!

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5.0

Bass Driver is DRIVING!!!!!!!

By Ba$$man @ 40!

from Syracuse NY

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Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Effects Pedal:

Awesome idea to have the mid switch added to the mix.

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