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tech 21 sans amp GT2

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by p58, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. p58


    Dec 17, 2005
    does someone have this one?
    would you recommend it as a pedal that can be used as a distortion on stage and as a DI for some home recording?
  2. Probably a bad choice, because it doesn't have a DI output. Strictly an effect. But I use one and it makes all of those screamy noises pretty well. Preserving the bottom end means California (Mesa) mode, with the bass control cranked.
  3. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I used to have one of these. While it doesn't have a balanced XLR output, I was able to plug it into a 1/4" jack on my mixer for home recording without any problems. The output is strong enough.
  4. p58


    Dec 17, 2005
    thanks for answers, I donĀ“t need something professional for my home recording, I just wanted to get solid pedal with more options than classic distortion pedals that can be also used as a DI for home.nothing special:)
  5. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    I've actually been curiours: do you guys/gals think it has a good distortion setting(s) for bass and really works out or not?
  6. The GT-2 is a guitar box, no doubt. It does a great job at emulating everything from a Fender combo to a Marshall stack. I think as a distortion for bass it is more useful if you are after a Lemmy kind of sound (enourmous rhythm guitar) or for the guitar-half of your Entwistle setup. As I said, you really have to work to get it to not "suck bass". Also, it is an overdrive as opposed to a fuzz. So if you don't want that peaky overdriven sound then it is probably a bad choice too.

    I understand that you can run the 1/4" out to a mixer (which would be acting as your DI via the line input), but the original poster asked about it as a DI, and it ain't a DI.

    My use for it is more for simulated guitar and really noisy stuff where I might already have a bass part looped. Andother thing is that it has no blend control, so you can't use it to "touch up" the sound. As a result it can have that effect of making the bass really hard to hear when you engage it.

    Here is a user page:

    Really, the better solution for a traditional bass distortion is one of the BassDriver/ParaDriver models. There you get the DI, blend, gain structure, and a better EQ section.
  7. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    +1 on what fretlessrock said.

    i have one also, i would only use it for niche sounds on bass. on guitar however, it's an outstanding pedal.
  8. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    I have no problems with losing bottom end. I am using tweed mode for a slight overdrive. Actually it was my second OD pedal (1st was tech21 Classic). Just before i got my SA Bassdriver. But I still like the 2 guitarplayer, although I am a very picky guy regarding my sound :)

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