Tech 21 Character Series VT Bass DI

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CS-VTB-DI

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The same great features are onboard from Tech 21 and the versatility of the DI has not changed. The new Sansamp Character Series VT Bass DI allows the user to dial in their desired tone with the flexibility of a classic bass amp to a modern sounding rig.

Can be used as a stombox to alter the signal when needed, as an outboard preamp for use when needed or continuous use, and even for use as a standalone recording tool.

Features:
- Bass DI/Preamp with Speaker Emulation
- Character Control
- Effects Loop
- XLR Output
- Parallel Output
- Six Level, Tone, and Drive Shaping Controls.(Level, Mid, Character,Drive,Low, and High Knobs)
- All metal rugged chassis construction

SVT in a box? Perhaps...1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Danforth), Ontario
It's been 20 years since I had an actual SVT & 810, and this gets pretty close in my opinion. I'm playing through studio monitors/headphones right now, so I was really wanting something with a cab sim so I didn't have to play through plug-ins. With a bit of reverb, this box sounds like an amp & cab is right in the room - it really does have that 'bigness' in the mix that a miced-up SVT/810 delivers. Lots of headroom for clean tube tones, or dial in the dirt for some classic ampeg grind.
Posted by SDM on Feb 24, 2021
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It does more than dirty, it's Ampeg in a box7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
**A must have pedal & DI for me, can't gig without it.**
VTDI is extremely sensitive, depending on the output level of the bass you'd need to adjust the "Drive" level to control the amount of breakout. Once you understand this concept, it's really easy to get that Ampeg like sound without getting dirty. I can easily go from B15 to SVT with a quick dial.
The key again is to first adjust the "Drive" to set the amount of clean/dirt (every bass is different), use "Character" to adjust for different emulations of Ampeg sounds, use EQs cautiously, they are very powerful and can alter the tone drastically. Finally once they are all dialed in, then set your final "Level" to match your original unaffected signal.....easy peasy.
Posted by Eric on Jun 30, 2020
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It only does dirty0 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I get that it's going for the ampeg sound, but the SVT can do so much with getting dirty. When the drive is barely turned on, you get pretty noticeable distortion. If you turn the character, drive, and blend almost all the way down, it gets clean, but very lifeless. If this was just a stomp box I could live with it, but I use it for the DI.
Posted by Christian on Oct 7, 2018
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