Tech21’s venerable SansAmp gets a new lease of life with the launch of the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp, the GED-2112.
Geddy Lee has been performing without onstage amps and speakers since the Test for Echo Tour in 1996 and has included the SansAmp RBI and/or the SansAmp RPM in his rig since 2001. Wanting to streamline and simplify his gear for new projects, Geddy partnered with Tech 21 to design a signature SansAmp, the GED-2112, the maker says.
According to Lee: ‘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!’
Tech 21 adds that the challenging endeavour involved distilling a rackload of equipment into a single rackspace. It resulted in a new format for Parallel Pre-Amping – having two separate internal pre-amps that run in parallel. The Drive pre-amp section is based upon the versatile SansAmp RPM, while the Deep pre-amp section covers low end boost. The EQ curve is pre-set to Geddy Lee’s personal specs. Players can use either section independently or blend them externally direct to a mixing board as well as to two amplifiers.