Tech 21 Reinstates the SansAmp Classic Leave a comment

Tech 21 has revealed that the SansAmp Classic, discontinued in 2016, has been revived for 2021 due to popular demand.

Loved by innumerable players for over three decades, the SansAmp Classic is among the pioneering products in creating user-friendly direct bass and guitar tones. “The design of the Classic inspired many of our products but there’s still only one original. Of all the pedal models, this is the most sophisticated. Its unconventional design not only keeps the unit compact, it is key to the wide range of sounds you can achieve,” the brand detailed.

Built nearly entirely by hand, it serves up a bank of eight character switches to set dynamics, harmonics, and tonality. In terms of control, the SansAmp Classic consists of a three-way input switch that lets you choose between three preamp styles—Lead (Marshall-style), Normal (Mesa Boogie-type), and Bass (Fender-esque)—plus four control knobs for Presence Drive, Amplifier Drive, Output, and High.

Virtually the same design carried out by B. Andrew Barta in 1989, it has allowed the SansAmp collection to grow into stompboxes and rack units while being the chief element of the Tech 21 Fly Rig series.

Learn more about the returning SansAmp Classic at the Tech 21 website.

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