Tech 21 Character VT Bass Deluxe

Bass Preamp

  • Character Series
  • 2 Instrument inputs
  • 3 Program locations on each input or a total of 6 locations when using an input
  • Programmable effects loop
  • Sounds from clean to overdrive to distortion
  • TRS & XLR output
  • Power supply via optional 9V battery (Art.417473) or optional power supply (Art.409939) or phantom power
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  • Rock

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My 'always on' pedal
31.12.2016
I can't fault this pedal at all, it goes to every gig, every recording, every rehearsal. I own this version and the standard/single version (the standard is on my pedal board for a live band I play in, this version tends to be used in the studio)

My favourite thing with this pedal is knowing that you can use pretty much any amp/cab at a gig/studio and still dial in the sound you like. I've even recently recorded on an album just using the DI signal from this, no amp/cab. I would never have considered that before but it sounds great.

To be honest this hasn't had as much use as I'd hoped as I put together a small board and went with the smaller version on that. That's pretty much the only downside I can think of with this, it's pretty large... although maybe I should just get a bigger board!

The 2 banks and 3 presets you can store in each are really easy to use and editing the presets is really simple. I've used this for recording where I've needed different sounds for different songs and used different basses. This enabled me to have all my presets sorted before I arrived in the studio and simply switch between them when needed (main tone, boosted version of that for certain parts, more distorted/aggressive sound, a mellow warm sound for slower stuff and a few different sounds for my fretless bass which sounds very different to my fretted).

Perfect build quality as always from Tech 21 and the price and service from Thomann was really good.
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The perfect bass preamp/DI!
Kyuuga, 14.08.2019
Now I'm gonna preface this by saying that this is my own opinion - everyone has their own tone preferences!

But this little "pedalboard" absolutely nails the tones I want. Most people think it's just a straight copy of an Ampeg tone but it's much more than that. All the knobs add a huge versatility to the sound and, unlike its Sansamp brother (the Bass Drive) it's not very mid-scooped.

You can get pretty much any tone you want ranging from 70s Thumpy Funk to all-out Fuzzed Metal tones.

The fact you can save 6 presets is a godsend. You can quickly switch between any desirable tone in a matter of seconds.

The knobs are very sturdy and work quite well. If you ever forget what settings you had it's very easy to get there with a LED light indicating where you last had the knob positioned in the specific bank you're using.

All in all it's a QUALITY product by Tech21. You may or may not like the tones it offers (although to be honest this thing can deliver most tones you can think off) but it's extremely well built and functions quite well.
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