Tech 21 Para Driver DI Box

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The SansAmp Para Driver DI is a floor version of the SansAmp RPM rackmount. It provides the same detailed tone shaping possibilities for any signal source - acoustic, electric, keyboards, horns, harmonica, drums, and even vocals. The Para Driver DI gives your instrument a natural, organic warmth and presence, as if miking it through a tube pre-amp. The SansAmp circuitry eliminates the harsh, unnatural harmonics of piezo pickups, while the Drive control offers some tasteful edge - just a little or over-the-top.

Version 2 has exactly the same tonality and functionality with the addition of two new features: Rumble Filter and Air. The Rumble Filter removes unwanted sub-sonic frequencies that cause boominess and audible handling noises associated with acoustic guitars.The Air button adds top-end clarity and sparkle to acoustics.

This multi-function, multi-application, multi-instrument pre-amp/stomp box/DI can be used direct to a mixing console or P.A. system, or to drive a power amp, or with an instrument amplifier. The SansAmp Para Driver also functions as a standard direct box with EQ or solely as a standard transparent direct box. Other useful applications include reamping guitars, warming up existing tracks in mixdowns, placing it direct in-line from a microphone to a mixer, and as a speaker/mic simulator to record your favorite effects directly.

Swiss knife for bass player1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
I have many preamp but I often come back to this one, specialy with the Pbass and the Musicman. I run it alone in a power amp and eveything is there.
Posted by Pietro Delta on Mar 9, 2018
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great tool for bass2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRichmond, British Columbia
this is a great addition to a bassists tool set. Really helps you (along with your technique) to define your sound without effects. Great with fretted and fretless electric and very helpful on double bass to get that peizo pickup to sound natural!
Posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2017
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instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

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  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
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Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, woodwind pads, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.

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