No longer available Tech 21 RBI rackmount preamp - price drop, $240 shipped!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by jacoby75, Dec 5, 2021.


  1. jacoby75

    jacoby75 Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Coldwater, MI
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Guitars, DR Strings
    Price:
    $240
    Location:
    Michigan
    Country:
    United States
    Hey folks,

    I can’t seem to stop impulse-buying things, so to even things out just a tad, I have decided to offer up something else I impulse-bought not that long ago. It’s the Tech21 RBI. You know it . . . you love it . . . you want it . . . I have it . . . you can buy it . . . problem solved . . . and Merry Christmas to you! Give yourself the gift of great toanz this year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year long.

    I purchased this unit as a demo from Sweetwater earlier this year to keep in my rack as a backup in case my tube pre failed on me during a gig (which has actually happened before believe it or not). And then a funny thing happened: I have had no gigs in over a year. So the darn thing never left my house, and here we are. I used it for maybe an hour or two of headphone jamming at home, and it sat in my rack all safe and secure, not bringing the toanz for anybody, which, honestly, is just sad. Please give this thing a home where it will get to make toanz. It’s the least we can do. I don’t deserve it.

    The RBI is an Ampeg amp-in-a-box. Well . . . technically . . . in a rack. I was surprised by just how versatile the darn thing is. It’s got all kinds of ins and outs, and the eq is quite powerful. With the blend knob down, so you’re getting less of the “Ampeggeyness,” it makes for a great clean preamp as well. And the blend knob with the drive enables you to blend in just the right amount of tube saturation, if that’s your kinda thing. But for the time being, since I can’t stop buying other toys, and I have the aforementioned tube pre and a slew of pedals, I need to pass this on to a new loving home.

    The unit is in fantastic cosmetic condition. There are only a couple of faint scratches on the top, presumably from myself or Sweetwater racking and unracking it. I have tried to show them in the pics. It has been stored in my rack, safe and secure from any of those pesky gigs that I don’t have. It is in perfect functional condition. It will come with the power cord, box and manual.

    I am asking $250 $240 shipped via Paypal, and will ship via USPS Priority Mail within two business days of receipt of payment. I'm not interested in trades at this time, as I need to recoup the cash. Thanks for looking!

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  2. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Ellsworth, ME
    This is an excellent preamp voiced just a little differently than the BDDI. You don’t even need to Rackmount it, it’s so small it fits on top of your amp head, cab, etc.
     
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  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Great pre that will drive any power amp. I had one for a minute but liked my BBE unit better but there was nothing wrong with the Sansamp.
     
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