Much more than just a direct box, the Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI is capable of dialing up big vintage tube tones, bright modern slap sounds, gnarly distortions, and all in between.

Three different outputs to drive power amps, recording desks, PA mixers, or simply enhance your current rig.

Controls include Presence for definition and upper harmonic content; Blend to combine the proportion of direct signal and SansAmp circuitry; and active EQ specifically tuned for bass with 12dB of cut or boost.

Version 2

With the popularity of 5 and 6 string basses going beyond fad status and becoming mainstream, we added a switch to adjust the bass frequency to extend into those lower registers. We also added a mid-range control and a switch to adjust its frequency.

The core of the SansAmp Bass Driver and all of its tones remain true to its original design.


  • A powerful tone-shaping tool for bass players of all styles and setups
  • Drive control lets you add heat and hair to your basic bass tone
  • Presence and treble control let you contour your top-end expression
  • Bass control with 40/80Hz switch accommodates 4, 5, and 6 string basses
  • Mid control with 500/1000Hz switch lets you adjust for pickups and technique
  • Blend control lets you mix in unaffected signal for added clarity
  • Choose between 1/4" instrument signal and XLR line-level outputs
  • Parallel output lets you send clean signal to your onstage amp

Drive and Presence controls deliver hard-hitting sound

The SansAmp Bass Driver DI V2 delivers an impressive range of tone-shaping options that let you get the most out of your bass.

It starts with the drive control, which makes it easy to add heat to your tone, and when you crank it, you get a wooly distortion that can flesh out an otherwise anemic mix.

Presence control brings out harmonic overtones to add the perception of loudness, without adding much volume - it's ideal for controlling slap bass tone.

Shape your bass tone with EQ and blend controls

For R&B bass, you may want to back off the Treble, while Bass and Mid controls with switchable center frequencies let you contour your tone for 5 and 6 string basses and a variety of pickup styles.

Finally, there's the Blend control, which lets you go nuts with your tone and then mix in some of the unaffected DI signal for a more complex and coherent sound.

Run direct or feed your amp with killer bass tone

One of the things we love about the SansAmp Bass Driver DI V2 is that once you have one, you'll never be without a usable bass rig again. That's because the SansAmp Bass Driver DI V2 includes both 1/4" and XLR outputs.

Want to feed your bass amp? No problem!

Depending on your amp, you can totally bypass your amp's preamp and run the SansAmp Bass Driver DI V2's output directly into the effects return. Likewise, you can send the signal straight to the PA via the XLR output, and if you hit it with phantom power, you don't even need to worry about batteries or AC.

And thanks to the parallel output, you can even do both, sending the affected signal to the PA while feeding your bass amp with clean signal for stage monitoring.

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2 Years

Model # SansAmp Bass Driver V2
Barcode # 837088001045
Brand TECH 21
Unit Of Measure ea
Type SansAmp Bass Driver

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