Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series VT Bass Deluxe

Bass Overdrive Pedal with Amp and Speaker Emulation, and Six Patch Storage Locations - SansAmp Character Series
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Full-stack Bass Amp Emulation, with Instant Recall

Here's proof that guitarists don't get all of the coolest pedals. Tech 21 paved the way by giving bass players the power to tap into full-stack SVT-style sound, with their SansAmp Character Series VT Bass Deluxe pedal. Now you can get the same super-punchy, attention-grabbing analog tone, but with the convenience of digital technology. The 2-channel SansAmp Character Series VT Bass Deluxe pedal gives you six locations to store and recall your settings, plus a programmable FX loop and a direct XLR output. Programming the SansAmp Character Series VT Bass Deluxe is as simple as double clicking the footswitch. And it's easy to dial in all the most legendary bass tones, from fat and punchy to high-gain growl.

Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series VT Bass Deluxe Amp-emulation Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • The powerful and punchy drive of a classic tube bass amp
  • Expressive full-stack SVT-style cab emulation
  • Six patch storage locations for instant recall
  • Two input channels
  • Dedicated balanced XLR direct output
  • Level and Drive controls act like those on a well-equipped traditional amp
  • Active Low, Mid, and High EQ controls let you dial in your sound
  • Continuously variable Character knob moves seamlessly among different voicings
Get more bass tones for the stage, with Tech 21's SansAmp Character Series VT Bass Deluxe!

Tech Specs

Type Overdrive
Form Factor Pedal
Manufacturer Part Number CS-VTB-DLX

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 19 reviews
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5/5

Another great product from Tech 21

I needed a solution to give me multiple sounds, so after using the SansAmp Bass Driver for many years I switched to the VT bass deluxe. This thing gives me all the tones I need, from clean fingerstyle tones to dirty pick tones. We use in ear monitors in my band, and I run the VT bass Deluxe direct to the board with the XLR output. It's easy to use and my band mates all think it sounds great.
5/5

Best Sound I've Heard

Honestly, this predal/preamp is the best money I've spent on bass gear yet. I've only ever messed with the tone controls on my bass and amp, never even considered a preamp. However, after reading some reviews and the help of a Sweetwater technician, I decided to try out this amazing gizmo. MY rig has never sounded so good. I managed to get the tone of Justin Chancellor (Tool) and Dean Bernardini (Chevelle) something I've always strived for but, never really fully achieved. I also tweaked some sick, nasty distortion on this thing, making my old boss bass distortion look amateur. I highly recommend this preamp to any and all bass players. You'll never hear a better sound or tone.
Music background: Pro Musician
5/5

Everything I wanted

First of all, Sweetwater's service was excellent as usual. I got interested in this when I heard rave reviews of the VT Bass, but figured I didn't need another overdrive pedal. With 6 presets, effects loop and DI, this became a must-have. It does everything you think it does, and I've dialed in 6 really usable tones, from light, transparent overdrive, scooped metal, tone-destroying fuzz, etc. Also, any preset "remembers" whether the effects loop was on the last time you used it. This cuts down on tap-dancing for live use, since you can just set it up so when you switch to a new setting, you automatically get your phaser/filter/whatever. Also, when you're messing with a saved preset, the light flashes to tell you how far you've turned a knob away from where it's saved. This is a huge help for experimenting. THe knobs are very reactive, and a little drive goes a long way. All in all, I'm so glad I bought this, and it's replaced 3 pedals on my board, and re-organized it nicely.
Music background: Weekend Warrior
5/5

Amazing product!

I bought this after reading stellar reviews. I was looking for something to add a little dirt without being obnoxious. This pedal basically never gets turned off. It does clean all the way to raging fuzz without losing bottom end. It's super easy to tweak on the fly. It's built like a tank. It basically took my bass sound, which I already liked and made it sound boring in comparison.
Music background: Recording/mix engineer, bassist,keyboardist.
5/5

What a Sound

I originally ordered this so I could use it with live shows. Getting a tone better than something just off the guitar tone. I use it in the studio to.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Live sound Engineer, Musician
See also: Bass Effects, Tech 21, Tech 21 Bass Guitar Pedals & Effects