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Tech 21 Introduces the Power Engine Deuce Deluxe Cabinet
Amps

Tech 21 Introduces the Power Engine Deuce Deluxe Cabinet

Tech 21 has expanded their product lineup with the Power Engine Deuce Deluxe for guitar and bass. The new unit is a “pumped up” version of their former Power Engine 60.

Tech 21 Unveils the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp YYZ Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Unveils the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp YYZ Pedal

Back in 2017, one of the biggest stories from the NAMM Show was the release of the Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 preamp. Tech 21 is turning heads again this year with the introduction of the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp YYZ Pedal.

Tech 21 Introduces the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp
Amps

Tech 21 Introduces the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp

Tech 21 has packaged their SansAmp preamp with a Class D power amp and 12-inch driver to create the VT Bass 200 Combo Amp. The rear-ported 200-watt amp is described as lightweight, portable, and offering both vintage and modern bass tones. “Like its pedal predecessors in the SansAmp Character Series, it has a unique, continuously-variable Character control that moves seamlessly...

Tech 21 and dUg Pinnick Team Up For DP-3X Signature Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 and dUg Pinnick Team Up For DP-3X Signature Pedal

dUg Pinnick has a new signature pedal from Tech 21 called the DP-3X that will be debuted at the Winter NAMM Show. The unit is a compact adaptation of his Ultra Bass 1000 head from the company, who says that both pieces of gear recreate the sound Pinnick developed in the ’80s that merges high-end distortion with low-end bass. The...

Tech 21 Acoustic Fly Rig Coming Soon
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Acoustic Fly Rig Coming Soon

Tech 21 has expanded its lineup of Fly Rig pedals with an acoustic version. The new Acoustic Fly Rig is fitted with the company’s flagship circuitry and supports acoustic stringed instruments as well as guitar and bass. The compact unit weighs just over 20 ounces and measures 12.5 inches long. It features an all-analog SansAmp preamp with a sweepable, semi-parametric...

Tech 21 Introduces the Q/Strip
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Introduces the Q/Strip

Tech 21 unveiled the Q/Strip as part of their display at the 2017 NAMM Show. Developed in a DI format, the device acts as a preamp and direct box with the features of a recording console strip from the ’60s and ’70s. The Q/Strip features all-analog MOSFET circuitry, which gives “warmth, girth, and larger-than-life tones for which vintage consoles are...

Geddy Lee Teams with Tech 21 for Signature SansAmp GED-2112
Amps

Geddy Lee Teams with Tech 21 for Signature SansAmp GED-2112

If you got to catch Rush in the past twenty years, you would have seen Geddy Lee on stage with household appliances in lieu of a bass amp. Going direct means relying on preamps for his sound, and now he’s helped to create a signature SansAmp with Tech 21. The Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 is a bass...

Tech 21 Unveils SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Unveils SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2

Tech 21 has announced a new version of their flagship SansAmp Bass Driver DI. The Version 2 model retains all of the functionality of the original while adding features to better suit modern players. The all-analog pedal now has a switch for the bass frequency to select between 80Hz and 40Hz, which the company says helps 5- and 6-string players...

Tech 21 Unveils Bass Fly Rig at NAMM 2016
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Unveils Bass Fly Rig at NAMM 2016

Tech 21 introduced a Bass version of the Fly Rig 5 at NAMM this year, fitting five of their famed pedals into one. The Bass Fly Rig includes a SansAmp, Octafilter, Chorus, Compressor, and a Boost rolled into one pedal with extra connectivity for versatility. Each effect has its own controls. The SansAmp is complete with a 3-band EQ, level,...

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head
Amps

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass 500 Bass Amp Head

Tech 21 has unveiled the VT Bass 500, a bass amp head that marries their all-analog SansAmp preamp with a 500-watt Class D power amplifier. The amp, which is adapted from the SansAmp Character Series, weighs in at 6.5 pounds. A key point to the amp’s circuitry is its Character control that alters the overall tone of the unit from...