1980 Tech 21 Sansamp Classic Preamp Pedal + Manual + Flight Case!

1980 Tech 21 Sansamp Classic Preamp Pedal + Manual + Flight Case!

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Original Sansamp's produce some surprisingly good tones sometimes and this one is no exception...

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A studio mainstay of the 90’s that opened the door for the modelling amps of the 2000’s and beyond, this diminutive little box still punches well above it weight when it comes to tone. This pedal put Tech21 on the map and even though it was discontinued in 2016, the company reintroduced it this year due to a resurgence in popularity. Not into algorithms and endless menus? Stick this little box in your guitar case and go!

In excellent condition, come complete with its own carry case. Grab the original and the best.

A word from the manufacturer for the reissued version…

It is rare an electronic music-related product can withstand the test of time. For over 30 years, the SansAmp Classic has been used for every kind of music style from death metal to commercial jingles, in countless pro studios, on tours around the globe, on a vast variety of major releases (including Grammy Award-winning records), and by hundreds of thousands of everyday players, producers, and engineers.

The all-analog SansAmp Classic pedal design is B. Andrew Barta’s unique invention that was the catalyst for the whole “going direct” movement way back in 1989. Since then, SansAmp evolved into an extensive line of pedals and racks, as well as being the essential element of Tech 21’s Fly Rig series.

Of the pedal formats, SansAmp Classic is the most sophisticated. There is a bank of eight Character switches, which adjust the fine and subtle nuances of tonality, harmonics and dynamics. A three-position Input switch gives you a choice of pre-amp styles: Lead (Marshall®-style), Normal (Mesa Boogie®-style), and Bass (Fender®-style) which is excellent for rhythm as well as bass guitar.

While all SansAmps are flexible, user-friendly, robust devices that deliver the warm, rich, natural tones of the most desirable tube amplifiers on the planet, the SansAmp Classic is the original. Not just for guitar and bass, everything from industrial samples to maracas have been saved from atonal death by its analog magic. It has defied the odds and remains the standard of the industry.

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At a glance

Model: Sansamp

Modifications: None
Repairs: None




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