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.

CautionHot 12/21/2010

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI : CautionHot's user review

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The Tech21 American firm proposes a preamp / DI analog simulating USA made several very interesting sonoritées type (SVT, classic tube ,...) with an incredible quality.
The pedal has a switch, an XLR jack, an input and output and an output parallel output. The recording studio will be little difficulty through the small switch (settings of the DI) to manage perfectly sound. Use of this


SansAmp is remarkably effective through the manual (although delivered in English .. But hey, these days, which is not really bilingual?).
The manual offers some examples of settings more or less interesting.

Note: The setting of "Blend" is constamenent settle firmly into the
Sample Hors ... this is not mandatory


sonoritées issued by the preamp / DI is amazing, moving from crystaline sound, very low distortion with a little fat, husky .. So the possibilities are many.

There are 2 disadvantages of this pedal unfortunately:

1. The lack of a midrange setting .. Who Will could push the "Holy Grail" in his last retranchement.L use a pedal (or rack) of equalization will be crucial if the key to your sound.

2. Strong pronunciation of low-medium: low volume pot goes to around 120Hz, which makes the sound a bit dull and frankly not musical (the low setting would have been better if it had been made between 50 and 80 Hz).


I play with a Jazz Bass D'Addario ProSteel mounted with pick (sometimes not) directly into a Hi-Fi amplifier, guitar 5Watt Class A tube or directly into a PC.

I did not try other models preamp / DI the amp but this pedal that simulates (Ampeg etc.) and I must admit that the sound is almost the same (different parameters taken into account).

The additional use of pedals such as a limit / equalizer / compressor etc. will make the most versatile sonic possibilities.

Paid 249 euro ... Made in the USA, a real preamp / DI analog ...

What else?