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Tech 21 VT 500W Bass Amp Head

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The Tech 21 VT Bass 500 is a 500-Watt bass amp head, with an all-analog SansAmp„¢ pre-amp and Class D power amp. It is formulated with the same proprietary technology as Tech 21's SansAmp Character Series VT Bass DI pedal. The unique Character control sweeps through decades of some of the most distinctive bass amp tones on the planet. Drive adjusts...  Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-11-2018 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $499.0
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Overview

The Tech 21 VT Bass 500 is a 500-Watt bass amp head, with an all-analog SansAmp„¢ pre-amp and Class D power amp. It is formulated with the same proprietary technology as Tech 21's SansAmp Character Series VT Bass DI pedal. The unique Character control sweeps through decades of some of the most distinctive bass amp tones on the planet. Drive adjusts the overall amount of gain and overdrive, similar to when the output of a tube amp is being pushed. A Blend control allows you to blend the direct instrument signal with the SansAmp Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry. The Bite switch activates a presence boost, which tightens up the sound when you are in distorted settings. It also adds definition to your notes when playing in cleaner settings.

Features

Power: 500W RMS @ 4 ohms; 300W RMS @ 8 ohms
Single channel
Controls: 3-band EQ, drive, character, level, shift, bite switch
Balanced XLR direct output with -20dB pad and ground lift switch
Neutrik Speakon outputs
FX loop
-12dB pad
Headphone output
Thermal speed control fan
Dimensions: 10.5 in. x 2.75 in. x 8.5 in.
Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Made in Korea
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Tech 21VT 500W Bass Amp Head
 
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5.0

Great Bass Amp

By Deep River

from Middle Haddam, CT

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

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    Comments about Tech 21 VT 500W Bass Amp Head:

    The VT500 is a remarkable amplifier. Meaningful, clearly labeled controls are positioned perfectly for ease of use. The amp delivers just about any tone imaginable: from gloriously warm old-school to a frightening futuristic harshness and anything in-between. The controls have a good feel to them, firm but not too stiff, no drifting during play. They are also quite precise, a small rotational increment will yield a change in the sound. I like having all the inputs except for the speakers and power up front. I am using it with two Avatar cabs – 4x10 & 2x10 and it has no trouble achieving the loudness I want.
    The fan turns on when needed. It pulls air in and vents it out on both sides. When using the amp for practice with headphones it never comes on. When using it with a speaker cab(s) the fans speed and noise increases and varies depending on the load being placed upon it. The fans' sound is noticeable but for me in a live band situation it's not an issue.
    Being a class D amp it is of course light weight but feels reassuringly solid and well made. It lacks a dedicated mute button but since I use a pedal tuner this is a non-issue. I do miss having an input for an MP3 player. To sum it up, in over 45 years of playing this is one of the finest bass heads I've ever owned.

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