Tech 21 DP-3X

Preamp for bass

  • dUg Pinnick signature model
  • Controls: volume, chunk, high, mid, low, comp, drive
  • Gain switch
  • Mix button
  • Chromatic tuner
  • XLR DI output
  • TRS input / output
  • Headphone output
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 19.7 x 6.4 x 3.2 cm

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dUg is my new roomate.
Canook, 30.07.2018
I have been a fan of dUg's bass tone for 20+ years, and I have gone as far as studying his old Ampeg/Traynor rig from the 90s trying to replicate it. I even spoke to him last year after a concert about that, and as a good little endorser for Tech21 he said "just buy the amp!" - which is a 1000+ euro investoment... and not available from Thomann. So I ordered this as soon as I saw it in the Thomann store.

So far, I have only used it at home, as my band is on vacation.

Construction: Wow this box is solid. The stomp-buttons are solid, the connectors are road-ready. The power supply is not, but I love that it came with USA, UK, and Euro plug modules! Great idea! The knobs however have me nervous. They are wobbly and plastic and small. I really hope they don't break if stepped on.

Useabilty: I am really impressed with the control from those wobbly knobs. They are really sensitive, so try to only change them a little bit at a time. The tuner is really easy to read with different colours! I have trouble tuning on stage without glasses, so this is another excellent idea!

Sound: As the title says, dUg has moved into my house. It really does have his sound, and I have tried it with both a passive Rickenbacker, and an active EMG-precision. Both basses get that 'grundgelism' sound with a quick tweak of the controls. It even can give a credible 12-string sound! Without the mix on, this a really up-front and dynamic sounding preamp. It is very high output, so be careful when adding it to your rig.

The headphone jack has a built-in 4x10 emulator that really gives a tight bass sound. I have never had a preamp that didn't overload headphones before. This one sounds great.

So overall, I give 5 stars across the board with only one star missing because of the knobs. If you are looking for that incredible dUg sound you will will get it in seconds, and you can drop that tone to your favorite clean sound with one stomp.
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