Gear Watch: Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe
Due to tons of requests, Tech 21 has introduced the VT Bass Deluxe, a 6-channel programmable version of their SansAmp Character Series VT Bass pedal. The pedal brings together the warmth of an all-analog signal path and the convenience of digital recall to allow players to easily dial up their favorite tones.
The controls on the VT Bass Deluxe include Drive, 3-band active EQ, Level, and a unique Character control which allows you to sweep through a broad range of bass tube amp tones from the early ‘60s to classic super valve.
There are 6 program locations along with dual inputs, so you can have two instruments on-line with 3 programs for each, or you can have all 6 program locations ready for a single instrument. Also, you can program the VT Bass Deluxe’s FX loop to engage your favorite effects each time that you select a so-designated preset. One of the nicer things about the programming system is its simplicity. You can make changes on the fly by just turning the knobs and double-clicking a footswitch to save your new preset.
The SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe functions as a pre-amp or stomp box with any amp/combo, power amp, speaker cabinet, and as a DI with any mixing console. It features a 1/4” instrument level input, as well as 1/4” and XLR outputs with selectable levels, and four pop free custom footswitch actuators. The box runs on either phantom power, an optional 9V DC power supply, or a 9V battery.
According to information posted on the company’s web site, the VT Bass Deluxe will be available in late April/early May and will have an MSRP of $350.00.