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Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp at NAMM 2017 this weekend

Thu, Jan 19, 2017@5:24PM | comments

UPDATE - 2/6@10:09AM: Here's another video where Premier Guitar breaks down the GED-2112.

UPDATE - 1/22@10:11AM: Here are some more details on the GED-2112 SansAmp from No Treble:

... The Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 is a bass preamp in a single rackspace unit that features parallel pre-amping - meaning two separate internal preamps that run in parallel. It has a Drive section based on the SansAmp RPM as well as a Deep preamp section that dishes out a low end boost. "Saturation goes from clean in lower settings to increased harmonics and tube-like compression in higher settings," the company writes. "To keep things lean and efficient, the EQ curve is pre-set to Geddy's personal specs. You can use either section independently or blend them externally direct to a mixing board as well as to two amplifiers." Other features include a Blend control, a sweepable semi-parametric EQ, dedicated 1/4-inch and XLR direct outputs for each preamp section, an effects loop with Mix 50/50 switch, a tuner output, a clean 1/4-inch output, and a front panel A/B switch. ... The Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp: GED-2112 is expected later this year with a street price of $369.

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Tech 21 teased their new Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp this past October at Bass Player Live in Los Angeles, as seen in this Facebook photo, and will have it on full display at NAMM this coming weekend . They also have a shiny new product page for the SansAmp up on their website complete with this nifty quote from Geddy himself:

The GED-2112 is really a continuation of my long-time approach to bass tone. A 'deep clean' tone coupled with the 'edgy crunch' I get from the SansAmp RPM now all in one box. With selectable A/B inputs, and separate balanced and unbalanced direct outputs, this box is the foundation for great bass tone in any setup. Plus it's green!

You can watch a video of the GED-2112 in action here, and check it out in person at booth #5982 at NAMM 2017 this weekend in Anaheim, CA. Thanks to Redditor MrZBKMan for the heads up).