Tech 21 SansAmp Driver DI v2 music gear review

Music Gear Review: Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2

The SansAmp Bass Driver DI, first introduced in 1994, gets an update to accommodate 5- and 6-string bass guitars. Version 2 retains all the analog power and tonality choices that made the original Bass Driver pedal so useful and popular. With the SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2, Tech 21 has incorporated the ability to shift and adjust the Bass EQ at either 40 or 80Hz points. Now the subsonic sound of the open B or E strings is well handled.

In addition, for achieving just the right amount of “cut” for better articulation and clarity of those subterranean bass notes, a sweepable mid-range control with either 500Hz or 1kHz frequency choices was also added.

The Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Version 2 sells for $275 MSRP.

BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.