Tech 21 SansAmp RPM Bass PreampItem ID: RPM
Footswitchable Preamp with Parametric EQ, Variable Gain, Drive Control, Effects Loop, Active Tone Controls with Cut/Boost, Blend Control, 1U
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A Feature-packed Preamp in a Single Rackspace!The Tech 21 SansAmp RPM footswitchable preamp packs a ton of features into a single rackspace unit. Adapted from a pedal SansAmp unit, the versatile SansAmp RPM includes a preamp, an effects loop, semi-parametric EQ, Drive control, active bass, mid, and treble controls (with +/-12dB of boost/cut), and tube amp emulator circuitry. Now you can introduce gain and overdrive into the signal path without losing the clean punch of your bass sound (a handy feature for bassists who want to add some grit to their tone). Want some truly monsterous bass sounds? Try the SansAmp RPM.
Tech 21 SansAmp RPM Preamp at a Glance:
Functional and compact
The SansAmp RPM bass preamp is feature-packed! Use the Drive control to adjust the overall amount of gain and overdrive. Active Bass and Treble controls cut or boost ±12dB, while Mid Shift is a parametric EQ control allowing you to select the center frequency of the Mid control. Its sweep ranges from 170 Hz to 3.0 kHz. Mid is also an active tone control, with a cut or boost of ±12dB.
Blend allows you to mix the direct instrument signal with SansAmp Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry.
There's also an individual Level control for the XLR out to optimize your amp's output relative to the P.A. system.
Flexible signal control
Tech 21 was able to include several great connection options to the SansAmp RPM. Included is an effects loop with a Mix 50/50 switch to configure in series or parallel, 1/4" rear input and XLR output with selectable levels.
You also get a buffered uneffected XLR output to run a dry signal to a separate channel.
A footswitch input is built in to remotely engage the unit, and a footswitch output is added to chain and toggle between another SansAmp RPM or SansAmp RBI.
Tech 21 SansAmp RPM Preamp Features:
The Tech 21 SansAmp RPM puts great tones right in your rack!
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Reviewsbased on 9 reviews
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by rusty from lexington, va, usai've had this for a few months, but i didn't want to write a review until i got in a gig with it. i just played one a few nights ago with both of my bands, and holy crap my tone was awesome! i was abl... read more [+]e to dial in the perfect amount of grit within seconds for each of my basses: an ibanez soundgear 5 string and an ernie ball stingray 4. i got so many compliments on my tone, even from non-musicians! i definitely recommend this! close [-]
September 17, 2012
Music Background: hobbyist for 16 years and counting
Flat out fantastic.
by Paparoof from MinneapolisI knew I would be happy with this thing, I just didn't know I would be THIS happy. Everyone knows this thing is in Geddy's rack, so obviously it's a quality piece of gear with great sound. I bought it... read more [+] based solely on it's reputation. It literally made my tone come alive. I don't know how else to describe it. You need to really take some time with it and make tiny adjustments to the knobs as you tweak - a little bit really goes a long way. They didn't skimp on the back panel either - check out the connectivity options. I run two XLR's to my PC interface; effected (sansamp tone) and un-effected (dry - straight from the bass) so I can record two separate tracks to play with later, then I have yet another line going to my power amp/cab for rockin' out. I can go back and forth without having to play cable monkey anymore! close [-]
December 30, 2011
Music Background: bass player - 28 years
A very well engineered product
by John Barham from Gastonia, NCI am a working bass player. Over the last 40 years, I have played through numerous types of preamps, amplifiers (tube-SVT and solid state) and processing schemes.
November 30, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician/Audio Eng./Electrical Eng.
I was very suprised at the war... read more [+]mness and tone control of this Sansamp product.
I have only used it for live performance; however, I am completely satisfied with the unit's operation in this enviroment.
I find when arranged with just a simple preamp/compressor/solid state amp configuration that I get a versital and solid stage rig. Again, that warm tube amp sound and easy tone control with virtually no noise in a light weight package.
In short, I recomend it. close [-]
What a difference in my live sound..!!
by Kenny Kosicki from Miami, FLI strongly recommend this Sansamp preamp to any bass player that is gigging. I had an immediate response from my fellow musicians as well as the audience. Sounds like 'sonic meatloaf'..!! ( I made tha... read more [+]t up).. I am definitely going to be using this rig on both the local and national music scenes...very happy with this product..!! close [-]
August 23, 2011
Music Background: Pro bass player
by Ron Fields from Chicagoeliminates the tone problems (or the lack thereof) in using a direct box and using my mixing board tone controls which make the Bass guitar signam muddy at best The SansAmr RPM allows for a Clear sign... read more [+]al with no overdrive though overdrive is available if needed. close [-]
August 8, 2011
Music Background: Songwriter Midi Arranger Bassist,Keyboard Vocalist Leader, former Backup musicial
Bruce, North Canton, OH
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