Tech 21 NYC Sans & Bass Driver

Get all of those awesome bass tones you love in the same unit and choose between them!


Review: Tech 21 NYC Sans & Bass Driver

Published 09:30 am

When I played bass in a band, I liked to use a lot of different pedals for mood. Sometimes distortion and delay would create psychedelic and heavy runs underneath the guitar player. Other times, crystallized tone mixed with some reverb would ring out to promote feelings of beauty and nostalgia. Whatever the case was, I know I was anxious on stage constantly. Because of the constant varying of tones and sounds, I always had to turn off bass driver and distortion pedals, as well as my other effects.

It was a nightmare having to do so much work. You tend to second guess your own ideas while playing. Even worse, you second guess whether or not you need a certain pedal to be engaged or not. Suddenly, you don't think your bass tone sounds the way it should for the part so you push a pedal and buzz in 15 decibels louder than your band. As soon as you get off stage you know that what you did was incorrect.

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You also know that you knew on stage what you were doing was wrong and not called for in the part. I figured there had to be an easier way to bring out the tones that I loved without having to let my brain fall into reverse psychological, guessing games.

When I found out about the Tech 21 NYC Sans Amp Bass Driver (Programmable) pedal, my life became so much easier. Not only had I not been using a Sans Amp to get my tone, but now I could store whatever tones I liked. The pedal was helpful to me in more than just storage though.

The expanse of tonal diversity let me explore other avenues of bass textures and I was able to get better sounds with the tones that I thought I had dialed in perfect erstwhile. Once I found the sounds I liked the most (which took about 10 minutes), I was able to store them in the A, B, and C buttons. No matter what I needed, I was able to just push the setting accordingly and have it instantly.

This pedal will make your bass sound heavenly. Call upon three totally different bass tones whenever you need. This thing is diverse and incredible easy to figure out. Don't wait any longer. Find one in a store near you or on line.

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