Tech 21 SansAmp Programmable Bass Driver DIItem ID: BassDriverPgm
3-channel Programmable Bass DI Box with Drive, Bass, Treble, Presence, Blend and Level Controls
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Drive Your Bass with This Programmable DI Box!Tech 21, the SansAmp people, have come up with the Programmable Bass Driver DI, a 3-channel, programmable, rig-in-a-box for bassists who can't get enough of a great thing. Like the TRI-A.C. for guitar, the Bass Driver DI offers three hot tones right at your toetips. The all-analog circuitry features the same controls as its single channel predecessor: Drive, Bass, Treble, Presence, Blend and Level. Digital only in its programmability, you just tweak the knobs until you find a tone, double-tap on a footswitch, and it's saved in that channel. It's that simple. Three of your favorite tones - to go!
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Live or in the studio, you'll get a kick out of the Programmable Bass Driver DI!
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
Missing for all these years
by Brett from United StatesI have been aware of these bass pre-amps that Tech 21 makes for at least 15 years, but never thought I needed one. My hartke bass amplifier seemed to have all the doo-hickeys I needed to shape my ton... read more [+]e but I have recently been dissatisfied with what I have been hearing, mostly in the bottom end. My guitar player recommended I get one of these because in their words "it makes a bass sound like a bass". They weren't kidding. I love this thing. close [-]
September 12, 2012
Music Background: Bass Player, Recording
by Matt DeSear from Tampa, FLI'm a upright bass player that uses a piezo pickup. This unit makes my bass sounds tight, full, and rich. It lacks these qualities with out this unit. It has fully ajustable EQ, and a mix between th... read more [+]e samsamp and pure instrument signal. I program one channel for pizzicato and the other for my bow. The last one I save for my j bass. I don't plug my bass in with out the samsamp tech 21. close [-]
March 1, 2012
Music Background: Pro musician and recording engineer
Its the best gear ive ever bought
by from PeruI own the Deluxe version... its the best piece of gear i ever bought..
January 5, 2012
Music Background: Sound Engineer, Musician
I now, only use the signal of the sansamp, i don't mind if there is a poor bass amp, or doesn't have any ... all my sound ... read more [+]its stored there ... its amazing close [-]
Passive or Active, this is AMAZING
by Jim Wooten from Fredericksburg, TXThere's only so much you can do with on-board electronics. This box gives you everything you need to get your choice of just about any sound you could want without effects processing.
November 15, 2011
Music Background: Full-time Professional Musician
... read more [+]I was very encouraged by the amazing reviews that the standard Bass Driver DI received. But for $10 more, WHY NOT GET THE PROGRAMMABLE?!!! It turned out to be the answer to my problems!
I play in a musical theater that performs almost every style of music available. Getting crisp, high-end sounds from most electric bases today is not a problem. But when you're looking for the ultra-phat, thick and smooth, deep and low tones, you're almost limited to finding the specific bass needed for that tone.
Enter the SansAmp Bass Driver DI. The factory setting #1 for a Fat, tube-amp emulation did the trick! I used the same setting with a slightly increased output level for my palmed-string, upright bass sound and received numerous questions and comments about how I was able to get that sound.
While it produces a slough of sounds, I only needed a couple and the sound techs program the rest with the house system.
Additionally, I own a Fender P-bass Deluxe with both active and passive electronics. The T21 DI really does an awesome job on the passive electronics! So, I can rehearse 3 times a week, and do 4 to 6 shows a week, and NEVER have to worry about the batteries (there's 2 in the P-bass deluxe) in my active electronics! Well, not 'never'. But I'm certainly not changing them out every two weeks!
Three channels for $10 more than the base model was a win-win for me! Several other professional bassists and even technicians have heard this box and immediately decided they needed one for themselves or their church equipment.
If you're looking for the HUGE, PHAT sound that bassists all over the forums are asking about, it's right here. close [-]
by Jim Hauer from Cedar Rapids, IAI play in a Christian Rock band on Sunday morning. The space on stage does not allow for amps and other gear so I was asked to plug directly into the DI box. My 1995 Fender Jazz Bass sounded terrible.... read more [+] I did some research and found the Tech 21 SansAmp and it totally changed the sound of my bass. Plugged directly into the church sound board through the SansAmp my bass sounds better than using my bass amp.
April 2, 2012
Music Background: Better than average amateur.
Everyone in the band was impressed by the new sound. I have two preprogrammed patches, a deep fat and clear tube sound and a very nice distortion. I am working on a third sound but quite frankly I haven't needed it yet. I will probably dial in a nice funk sound.
The reason for the half star short of wow is because you have to play around a bit to get rid of the single coil buzz, but my two current settings are very quiet.
Small foot print and big sound make the SansAmp a perfect fit for me. close [-]
Jason, San Diego, CA
Tech 21 SansAmp Programmable Bass Driver DI
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