Tech 21 SansAmp Character Blonde V2

Overdrive Pedal

  • Character series
  • Speaker simulation with on/off switch
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Stand and custom modes
  • Power supply via 9V battery or power supply (not included)
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  • Blues
  • Blues Line
  • Indie
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Further Information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
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Tech 21 Blonde - Fender amp in a box

28.08.2015
I wanted a straight to mixer solution for setting up quickly for gigs. I play both a STrat and a Godin Kingpin. There is an enormous range of sounds, from sparkly Twin to gnarly dimed '57 Deluxe. I keep the gain low since I prefer a clean sound but the overdrive is there if you want it.

Box is very sturdy and I use this without a backup. It also sounds great into a tweed amp, surprisingly enough sounding better with the cab sim engaged.

It is worth bearing in mind that with the enormous array of sounds available, it does pay to spend some time learning to use the unit. And changing a single control, particularly the character control, often necessitates changing others.

All in all, a wonderful unit. It will never replace my old Champ in my heart, but it is much handier.
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A wide range of great sounds

Felix4793, 02.08.2015
This is a brilliant amp simulator. I have used it for recording guitar and bass.

I own a few valve amps and I will not get rid of them but the sound and feel of this thing really is very close indeed. Lots of fun.

The knobs are very interactive. If you turn the character knob up, the sound gets dirtier. This can be compensated for by turning down the gain knob. The EQ knobs are very powerful too. All these knobs effect the overall output so the output level knob is there to stop you clipping the next pedal/preamp etc.

This pedal does need a bit of practice to get used to but is rewarding in the end. I had an original Sansamp which I liked but I sold it because this pedal is much more intuitive and I think it sounds better too. Plus the on-board EQ saves putting another pedal in the chain.

I think this pedal could be used as an overdrive, but I feel its best thought of as a preamp, so if you have an amp with an effects loop this could plug into the FX return and replace the amp's own preamp.

I had a POD before but I like this better because of the simplicity. The analogue circuitry means that it will run on a battery for ages, so mains hum won't be a problem when recording.

The sounds are really good, both clean and distorted and everything in between.

It takes tweaking. But it is Great.
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