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Tech 21 VT Bass SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal   

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The Tech 21 VT Bass SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal delivers the sound of a tower of power pumping through a stack of 10" speakers. The VT Bass i...Click To Read More About This Product

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Funk, growl, or crunch: The VT Bass stompbox has got your back.

The Tech 21 VT Bass SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal delivers the sound of a tower of power pumping through a stack of 10" speakers. The VT Bass is just the bass pedal for bass players who demand to be heard and want legendary bass tone. From chunky funk with the ubiquitous flip-top to the higher-gain growl of indie rock, this Tech 21 bass effects pedal has range to spare. Still need more? Lean on the Character control for the fat, distorted sound of Crimson and King's X—it all sounds massive. From clean SVT thump to dirty, earth-quaking crunch, with the VT Bass pedal you just dial it in.

Each effects pedal in the Tech 21 Character Series, including the VT Bass Pedal, is loaded with tonal DNA for a specific style of guitar amplifier. By simply twisting a few knobs, you can build those sought-after tones or hot-rod your own. From rare vintage classics to roaring modern icons, every variation is delivered in the distinctive voicing of that amp style. The intuitive amp-like controls on Tech 21 Character Series pedals let you get your hands dirty from the get-go while you explore decades of blistering tones.

Being a genuine SansAmp, each Tech 21 Character Series pedal is way more than a stompbox. Each pedal can be used as a stand-alone pre-amp to drive a power amp, a studio mixer, or a PA system, with the rich SansAmp cabinet emulation that sounds huge—even straight into a computer soundcard. Or plug the Tech 21 VT Bass
SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal into your bass guitar amp to take your tone on the road.

FEATURES
  • Character control sweeps through an entire range of tonal possibilities, modifying frequency response, attack, and drive
Character Control settings:
  • Below 12 o'clock: '70s powerhouse SVT sound
  • Around 12 o'clock: the studio-staple flip-top sound
  • Above 12 o'clock: increases gain and crunch for modern-rock and indie bass sounds
  • Full-up: distorted bass tones ranging from Yes to Crimson to King's X sound
SPECIFICATIONS

VT Bass SansAmp Character Series Bass Pedal

  • Controls:
  • Level
  • Low
  • Mid - Custom-tuned to ±12dB @ 500 Hz.
  • High
  • Drive
  • Character
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5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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5.0

Classic tone with a junk yard dogs bite!

By thatbasschild

from Carlisle, PA

I just got this pedal for christmas. I knew that sansamps were great, and after finding one for such a low price, I couldn't help but jump on it! I play for a church worship band, a metal band, and now a jazz band. So my style is constantly changing, and this little pedal can keep up. It pumps out the classic tone for jazz and worship, then real grunge for metal. It really suprised me how hard you could get this thing to drive. And the quality, you can tell its super solid. I totally recommend this pedal to anyone looking for great new tone, and even some distortion possibilities! 5 out of 5!

 
5.0

Sound Like a Bass God

By Lowbrow-edsOq

from Ashland, Oregon

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Top ratings for this miraculous little box that makes ANY bass amp sound great. Be sure to order a power supply, too, as you'll probably never want to turn this thing off.

 
5.0

I had no idea I needed this until I tried it.

By Sam-OYT6F

from Seattle

This little box is not just for overdrive - even keeping the tone clean, it adds a whole lot to the sound. It does a particularly great job of spicing up amps that lack tone control - for my upright bass I have a 1964 all-tube Kay bass amp that really lacked something... added this box, and voila! Tone! And when used in conjunction with my SVT and 8x10 cab, well, it sounds exactly the same only more so. Overall, a surprisingly versatile and useful box that makes tone problems go away instantly. Seriously!

 
5.0

Very Nice Recording preamp!

By pacAir

from Portland, Oregon

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The first time I plugged into my VT Bass pedal was to record a bass track for an internet "team" recording project. It was so easy to dial in... just like operating a real amp (using your ears) and dialing in the "character" required.When I submitted the track to my "team" I also posted a mix of the demo with my VT Bass track mixed in. Everyone raved about the quality and tone of the bass track and wanted to know how I recorded it! It worked great for me ...recommended!

 
5.0

I never usually leave reviews... but Jeez!

By Simonblue

from Advance, North Carolina

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As just about everyone has stated, I also have been on a "tone quest" (for the past 17 years) trying every bass/amp/cab/pedal combo imaginable, and always able to get a good sound out of what I was playing... but not "the" sound. I read the reviews, took a chance with this pedal, and now I am literally smiling. I now know what people mean when they talk about tone having "texture" and "depth"... it is not a processed or EQ thing, but it is unmistakeable when you hear it. This little guy will change your life... rock,country, funk, R&B, progressive, it doesn't matter. You will love the tone and character this pedal has to offer.

 
5.0

YOU NEED THIS

By Lowbrow-edsOq

from Ashland, Oregon

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This little box will make any bass amp sound great. A small investment for big bass sound -- with one of these in your gig bag you are prepared for any situation. Make sure to get the DC adapter, cuz you'll want to leave this on.

 
5.0

A bass player's dream come true

By Hep the Hammer-1z-nE

from Kittanning, PA

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Always looking for that great bass sound? The Tech 21 VT Bass Pedal was a dream come true for me. I can get so many cool sounds from it that I'm no longer searching for a great sound. It's easy to use and the Character knob makes it easy to dial in that specific sound you want. And there's a lot of sound in this one little knob!!! Believe me. This is a great product and worth every penny. Get one, you won't be disappointed.

 
5.0

The perfect little bass tool

By Joel Bence

from Lansing, MI

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I bought this spot on from recommendations on talkbass from other bass players who owned vintage b15's and SVT's who were exclaiming how they could get the same sound of the mic'd vintage gear from this little box. Low and behold they are completely right, this is one awesome amplifier simulation unit. I run mine all the time, and use it to drive signals to sound men who no longer have to EQ me and always say the tone is awesome regardless of the bass. Stop thinking about it, buy it and transform your blah into wow.

 
5.0

Stop reading reviews

By wannabetheox

from Michigan

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Stop reading reviews for this product. Don't think. Just buy. I don't work for sansamp, but i did have really blah bass tone. This sounds amazing though my practice amp, though i have yet to use it at practice/gigs. I'm sure it will sound just as good.If your bass tone sux, this will likely fix the problem.

 
5.0

Tech 21 has done it again!

By RubyTuba

from Park City, KS

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I've searched for the right overdriven sound for my bass for a long time, and been through a number of pedals, including the very nice Tech 21 Bass Driver. But nothing was ever quite what I was looking for.I decided to try the VT Bass, based largely on its reviews. Right out of the box, after turning two or three knobs, there it IS! I was stunned.Do you want the sound of "Jack Casady Playing A Jazz Bass Through A Versatone"? It's right there!Or maybe "Mel Shacher Playing A Jazz Bass Through A Wide-Open West Amp"? Back off the Character knob, and it's right there!"My" sound is about halfway between, and I can't believe it was this easy to get.Thank you Tech 21, and thank you Musician's Friend for a great deal on a used model!

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