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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...

Tech 21 Boost Comp Pedal Now Shipping
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Boost Comp Pedal Now Shipping

After announcing the pedal at this year’s NAMM Show, Tech 21 is now shipping the Boost Comp. The all-analog compressor utilizes FET-based technology, which the company says is inherently warm, while simplifying the controls for easy tweaking. The pedal offers pre and post-effect tone shaping capability with its Presence and Tone controls. Presence adds a pre-compression tonal boost in the...

Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Pedal Now Shipping
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Pedal Now Shipping

Tech 21 is now shipping the VT Bass DI Pedal. First introduced at this year’s Winter NAMM show, the VT Bass DI puts the company’s VT Bass preamp into a direct box format with three outputs: 1/4 Inch, XLR, and Parallel. The DI’s Blend knob lets you control the amount of direct signal with the SansAmp circuitry to get the...

Tech 21 Unveils Private Stock Formula 21 All-Tube Bass Preamp
Amps

Tech 21 Unveils Private Stock Formula 21 All-Tube Bass Preamp

Tech 21 has unveiled the Private Stock Formula 21, an exclusive vacuum tube bass preamp. The limited edition preamp is hand-built at the company’s U.S. factory and is housed in a solid mahogany cabinet with a cherry finish. Custom designed by Tech 21 president Andrew Barta, the Formula 21 came as a vision of an all-tube version of the SansAmp...

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass DI Pedal and Rackmount Preamps
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass DI Pedal and Rackmount Preamps

Tech 21 has expanded their Character VT Series with the VT Bass DI, available in pedal and rackmount versions. Both versions are based on the original VT Bass and VT Bass Deluxe, which are designed to give familiar sounds from the early ’60s up through modern day crunch via the “Character” knob. The VT Bass DI pedal incorporates a Blend...

Gear Review: Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz Pedal
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz Pedal

Tech 21 has a long history with bassists, and that history is growing even larger with the inclusion of bass-friendly versions of the Boost Series pedals. Offering an extra 21 dB of clean boost at your disposal, the line is characterized by analog circuitry that takes classic tones and attempts to improve them. The Bass Boost Fuzz takes aim at...

Tech 21 Introduces New 1000-Watt VT Bass Amp Head at NAMM
Amps

Tech 21 Introduces New 1000-Watt VT Bass Amp Head at NAMM

Tech 21 is adding to their Private Stock division with the announcement of their new VT Bass 1000 head. Weighing in at just 12 pounds, the VT 1000 is a 2-channel, 1000 watt RMS head in with a Class D power section and 2000 watts peak output. The head features SansAmp circuitry, which is designed to recreate SVT-style tones, which...