Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI

SansAmp Bass Driver DI, Bass Amp Simulator from Tech 21 in the SansAmp series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 24 reviews )
 20 reviews83 %
 4 reviews17 %
Value For Money : Excellent

Miliouz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
With all my dear colleagues above, you will have all the necessary info ...
This is the bomb this thing!!


The knob is obvious to some, obscure to the other. Basically we hack and when we touch we like more!


I can tell you that it mind-blowing! I use it with my two basses (Ibanez SR500 and K5) who already have a high output, and ... The neighbors hate me!


It lacks a knob processing medium, and the versatile side of the setting is both amazing and annoying. Other than that, once you get the sound, you touch more!

Camy_x's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
THERE IS NOTHING TO ADD TO ALL THAT IS SAID ON THIS BOX MAGIC ... YOU MUST HAVE !!... even if you have a big Ampeg or Eden ti .... you must have this box !!!!.... it saves life in concert ... and it simplifies the studio ... That's it !!... Tech21 thank you!


Super simple ... but very very very precise ... each potentiometer affected will radically change the sound, so do not operate this machine as your usual amp or preamp simple ... take the time to listen to what comes out of HP ... and then slap the careful ... and do not forget to note the sound set is too easy to be enhanced by an adjustable and wanting more .... and there is a disaster ! ... another sound even more monstrous .... and was not note preceding it ... loool


Vrement ... ... it's too realistic .... ca crazy balls when we spent too much euros in a big American amps of 45kg that never grows more than 5 ... even in concert .... and that such a tiny box do .... see more (no lamps to change and all that) and using same as a PC ... pffff ... there's no better TYPE US ... other direct boxes ... well it's different for those who want the warm sound and his smooth muscular type DEATH ... this is the same drive ... it sounds thoroughly crazy .... AND NOT BREATH CA !!!!.... or so is what is connected before the DI already blowing ....


And more ... it's solid ... and no need to stress to the battery ..... if there is a sound in the surroundings of your next concert ... =)
There is nothing to fear in this purchase .... for once it's all good ... unless you like not the US's typed ... or you want to sound super mega hyper d is transparent ... Other brands for ca .... but even a pro ARIA chepokoi .... it sounds !!... by hit against the violin and not ... lool ... but with a good low and mid-range INDISPENSSABLE it!
Jean-François à Brest10/10/2006

Jean-François à Brest's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
This is an analog preamp direct box for bass.
connectivity simple and effective. 9V power supply jack and XLR and phantom power via XLR.
Format pedal switch on / off.
It is robust and brand reputation is second to none!


I use it mainly for the preamp stage and amplified by a return or an amplifier + speaker. Usually send the XLR output to a table.
And there's terrible back parcequ'avec basic and this pedal was a sound of Ampeg!
I had one (SVT 300) and sold outright since! More bp back excess power and never at the expense of son.En more you can vary the sound more than an Ampeg Despite the simplicity of the settings.
I also use it to record my bass on the PC.


Terrible, I have a tube preamp for home studio (tube pre and TP01) that do not sound like that. The sound is clear, powerful, all spring to all styles and m ^ ^ e ^ me the chords are pretty ... I even want to try a voice to see what happens so I hear the details of my basses that I did not with my little preamps!
On stage is extraordinary, given that the sound through the sound can be huge and very comfortable, it's easier to manage with a return that all the amps I had to change too much for me its from a certain power to the scene. In short I spend with it in the return line and everyone has a great bass sound for him, and especially for me!


I use it for 2 years
I like everything except the lack of knob in medium a few times.
I worked in the music store where I took the time to make my choice. In any case there is only one competitor at MXR and that's fine too, but the color I liked best. I plan to purchase one very soon to put them in series (2 preamps like the real! Hi hi)
Excellent value for money.
I do it again this choice with his eyes closed and ears open!

Nesseria's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
The previous posts explain very well the principle of a DI box / preamp pedal format copying the lamp.
It is also very strong. Really indestructible: the knobs have a bit of play on the tank.
Programmable format was released, please give me news if you have it!


Just enough buttons to not get lost. This avoids the unnecessary. This is not a gas plant, but it was a lot of options with this box.
Level: bah .... level
Blend: combination signal of the amplifier / signal SABDDI. You probably will turn it to the SansAmp thoroughly. It respects enough the sound of your bass.
Treble / Bass: A lot of impact on your sound. Leave the settings in the lower center.
Presence: To cut through the mix, this is the ultimate weapon. This is fabulous.
Drive: Wanted by the hum of the lamp warm. Convincing enough, but much less at frequencies too low. I do not necessarily Sansamp for his drive. Anyway, it brings immediately to its magnitude.


It boosts your bass very convincingly close to the lamp. She will give a thick enough hallucinating. With a Musicman Stingray 4 string, a drive and a Hartke 3500 is good even with a low tuning.
I do not use it for my bass driver. The EBS Multidrive does it very well.
The knob presence is very useful. A good way to upgrade your amp.
I use it as a preamp for this purpose.
I do not know what it's like what comes out of the DI.


I make particular use to which it has become indispensable to me: the preamp.
I use it for two good years, and still no problem.
Originally, I was looking for a drive or a low distortion, but if she did not what I wanted. Tested with good Warwick granted normally, it was very good.
I greatly appreciate the warmth and presence that it offers.
It is therefore the price quite high. Try Ebay, they are found from time to time. In Pigalle, I found it in Effect Center. With experience, I do it again this choice in a heartbeat.
Trying to adopt it.

MyKeyBass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
Amp Simulators pocket-sized (very convenient).
Full connectivity (I will not recall everything, just have a look on the net).
I put 9 / 10 because I would have appreciated a parametric middle. But hey, I could have purchased the ParaDriver appears to be a little more versatile ...


I use it to record my bass directly into the sound card (it was his role as DI).
Editing sounds is intuitive knobs and very effective.
The manual, while English is clear, concise, but contains everything you need to know to take advantage of this little "toy".
Nothing is easier to use then note max.


The role of each knob is defined clearly. None is there by chance: it is serious.
I use it with my Yamaha bass BBG5, it is not a special instrument (but not bad). Treatment via the Bass Driver gives an incredible result! Not a breath of the settings I use a real bass sound well-rounded with the attack and needed a good definition of notes played ... That happiness.


This unit has joined my small home studio and I'm already crazy. Get in seconds such a sound, it would be impossible except with a head and a cabinet that are out of my price range now ...
How could I do without it so far?

Quality / price ratio: I can only be satisfied having ordered the United States for the modest sum of € 155 including postage and delivered in 12 days!
I do it again this choice without any hesitation.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
The bass driver is an amp simulator for low lights. It may be food with XLR phantom on a table or a pramp. It possde gnrale a volume, a balance between the original and its related knob a bass, treble, and drive. It all fits in a compact pedals and solid. The pots are enjoyable and prcis. No memory of this MODEL, say a gre is like a mini head amp.


Ultra easy to use, I plug it directly on the mixing desk, if I want to compress the decision I attack with my TL Audio C1, on my sound card is very simple and standard.

I use it also as prampli on my fender BXR 300 C, it has an amp between allowing substitution of the Tagus pramplification the SansAmp. L is the foot!

So I résumé is a box of studio and do everything live is a plus. I use it also as a beast of live for my acoustic electric bass.


The sound is standard, I think it's an Ampeg all flashlights, the sound is warm, round, hitting, everything I love. With the stingray sound covers everything rock: the fawn mdiator gainsbourg melody nelson or the terms of PART TWO of echoes of Pink Floyd, the finger can be trs jazz , rhythm and blues, melodic rock (radiohead, coldplay) o the bass is all very simple.
With the drive still has trs background music!


I use it for 8 years, I do not spare recording, I blame him just had to push my amp retirement, he attacks the sound system with equal efficiency (and it is the ger that the BXR 300). I tried a lot of prampli the era there was almost as he is to simulate the lights, but I do not see what could be done better (except for memory ).
I think that legalization Retailer and more functions because it would lose its simplicity rock'n roll.
Good quality price when compared with an Ampeg head (I know, I push a little)
Johnny Kromozom04/26/2005

Johnny Kromozom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
A collection of bass amps in paperback! In exchange: we believe it really (the worries of making a less !!!).
Several connectivity options (proportionately the size of the craft is well done trs).
The principle of gnral beasts of direct / amp is simultaneously trs INTERESTED because it quickly "surenchre" sound, legalization of "EHJV" that each musician is when he tries to bring the score interpte. A simultaneous emmne we APRS directly the sound, it requires thinking "finalized" and not "fuck it your bass pete grave" that can not draw anything useful in the end. So plutt East recording public performance.


The book is small manual is sufficient.
Rglages several "major" are on offer, it is easy to adapt what we wanted.


If you can get EXAGRES breath and make the bass "asthmatic". But this has nothing do with a default: push the button background, has always has and it is not rvlateur.
Ds as a breath apparatus (I mean by this is the case to say, not a breath of p'tit wiring, a real breath audible) is that we are all too away. At worst, if you want rglages (every taste are in nature!) Are in a noisy area:
1) He will have to buy a noise gate (great! Investment unnecessary use its useless ...)
2) It would have been the best amp in the world (yes, yes, I my words PSE).


There are also other good trs I know less. What I like about it is the robustness of the Tech21 stuff!
For information:
I Discoveries with Tech21 GT2 ("same" but for guitars), and when I got the bass, I bought the same day the bass and the Bass Driver DI. The type of the shop did not flinch when I told him I wanted to marry a low "of qualitquot; (MusicMan Stingray 4c) this toy" artificial. "Finally: what comes out of the box you is pro quality and trs versatile, making a huge investment ncessiterait to be replaced with "real amp".

Jazzy-D's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
- What are the effects or types of effects available? Some people (that is acting as a prampli amp simulator and direct box)
- What technology is used? (Analog)
- Are they ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC? Not
- What is the connection? (XLR / Jack)
- Is this a rack or rack MODEL? Pedals.


- The configuration is simple gnrale
- The edition of sounds and effects are easy
- The manual is clear and sufficient (but English)


- The effects are effective, suitable and adequate ralistes
-Used with a Fender Jazz Bass 5-string active bass.


The Sans Amp Bass Driver DI is a low prampli and serves to direct box

the recording of his bass on a console mixage.De robust (it is in the size

mtal any evidence) it can be powered either by battery or by power phantme

a mixer.

Blend button is used to effect the shuffled and original amp without the bass.

It can boost the bass and treble rglages (Bass / Treble) according to EFET DSIR.

Presence button is used to sustain the sound of the instrument and at least harmoniques.Regl

the sound will be rounder and cleaner.

LEVEL is the level of output.

DRIVE is the Gain and Overdrive.

You can have the accumulation of DIFFERENT amps depending on the strength of the amp as rglages

SVT, Ampeg, Bassman, KING'S X, FAT TUBE, REGGAE, SLAP, CRIMSON STYLE SOLO [......]( there is a booklet

included in the box without giving some rglages Amp, you can create your images according

your taste)

Used on amps like mixers is an essential link in my set


It transcends the sound of my bass either on amps rotten or exceptional quality.

He amps the least playable better day for the happiness of the musician.

On mixing consoles it gives a touch more groove because the sound is warmer and more


Ideal club for failing to take his or studio amp for the same ct practice. You

follow all without flinching as robust.

For over six years that I use and it is like the first day (as if I had to buy it).

The English manual is concise and explains the functionalists Sans Amp.

In the era there were no POD (besides, I've never tried, I what I need)

If I had to make that choice again o the price I bought it I do it again the same choice.

But do not use the button hsiter BLEND for a good compromise between

bass sound and effect. (especially for Jazz Bass), otherwise the sound would be too color.

l'nono's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
The Retail Banking is a prampli-bote of direct low. Apart from an instrument, there are two exits for signal line (jack to fit into an amp and XLR to attack a sound system for example), and a direct output jack. The CONTRL include, in addition to SETTING THE volume and a two-band equalizer, a saturation SETTING THE A SETTING THE prsence (which acts on the Aiges fawn mark more or less the attack) and a button labeled shuffled blend that allows the signal related to the direct sound. The device is powered by a 9V battery, a transformer (not supplied) or a phantom power supply. Kind of rustic and effective, therefore, it is far from the dashboard of Airbus.


Overall, we can find sounds good. The manual provides examples that can serve as a basis, but we can well do without trs and all rgler instinct. Even when two regrets: first, the CONTRL, including equalizer, trs can be (too) sensitive on the other hand, the Retail Banking is not programmable, not very s practice to switch between the two pieces.


The SansAmp provides easy color enjoyable in its neutral plutt my Rock Bass active. It was easy to hum a few guttural well suited to blues, as you can get more slammin sounds more modern. On a low-end bass, in this case my old Kingston is frle the miracle: the small bote lets out a sound all acceptable than an instrument of some sort. Let us be clear, is not a substitute for a good low branch in a good amp, but gives dj something very fine.


I have this from prs prampli a year and I can not do without. Only one regret: the impossibility of the program.
bassiste.net08/20/2003's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
This device combines a low and a preamp direct box. One of the big advantages is that you can send the processed signal to a power amp, and, separately, the direct signal to a mixer, for example. but of course many other combinations are possible.
The operation of SABDDI (acronym for SansAmp Bass Driver DI) is based on three potentiometers Magic: the drive, the presence and blend.
The first defines the saturation level desired (note I said saturation, no distortion)
The second allows, as its name indicates a signal to get over this
The final mix, as desired, the direct signal from the bass and the retired
This model is not rack-mount, which also will soon take me to buy the SansAmp RBI


The SABDDI is very simple to use.
The manual is simple but enough to teach the basics of operating the device


This is the only preamp I see transistors capable of reproducing very accurate grain of tube amps (for low, I get along)
From this point of view, Tech 21 has done an absolutely remarkable
I use this preamp between my Ampeg B-100R and my basses: a Fender Precision and a Rickenbacker 70's 4003
I get it sounds huge, with the only regret background noise quite important, especially when it boosts the presence or the drive


I have this camera for a year and a half
I appreciate its simplicity and the fact quickly find a warm and powerful sound
As I said above, I regret that it is not in a rack, and background noise bothers me a little
I also have a Bass Pod, it is not at all comparable. To simulate the Ampeg, the Bass Pod is far behind
The value for money of SABDDI seems excellent (I had to pay about 300 euro, or a little less I think)
If it again, at that price I would do