Posted on by Walter Bryant

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NAMM2017 Tech 21 always has something new and interesting in the works, and this year is no different. For 2017, Tech 21 partnered with Geddy Lee to design a signature SansAmp, the GED-2112. According to Geddy, “The GED-2112 is really a continuation of my long-time approach to bass tone. A ‘deep clean’ tone coupled with the ‘edgy crunch’ I get from the SansAmp RPM now all in one box. With selectable A/B inputs, and separate balanced and unbalanced direct outputs, this box is the foundation for great bass tone in any setup. Plus it’s green!”

This challenging endeavor involved distilling a rackload of equipment into a single rackspace. It resulted in a new format for Parallel Pre-Amping –having two separate internal pre-amps that run in parallel. The Drive pre-amp section is based upon the versatile SansAmp RPM, for a wide range of sonic possibilities. The Deep pre-amp section covers low end boost for thick, meaty tones. Saturation goes from clean in lower settings to increased harmonics and tube-like compression in higher settings. To keep things lean and efficient, the EQ curve is pre-set to Geddy’s personal specs. You can use either section independently or blend them externally direct to a mixing board as well as to two amplifiers.

Features include dual, all-analog SansAmp circuits; Drive for gain and overdrive; Blend to adjust the ratio of SansAmp tube amp emulation and direct signal; sweepable semi-parametric EQ; Saturation dials in the warmth of an inductor/transformer-based DI; dedicated ¼-inch and XLR direct outputs for each pre-amp section; Effect Loop with Mix 50/50 switch; tuner output; uneffected ¼-inch output; and front panel A/B switching to have 2 basses ready to go. Scroll below to see more photos of this amp along with other cool gear from Tech 21!

 

Interested in what you see from Tech 21? Contact us to pre-order at 516-626-9292 // sales@themusiczoo.com