Tech 21

B. Andrew Barta launched Tech 21 in midtown Manhattan and introduced his unique invention to the world -- the SansAmp. It was, in fact, the culmination of something he simply wanted for his own personal use. As a performing musician with an electronics background, and whose “day job” was repairing, modifying and customizing amplifiers, Andrew had the expertise -- and determination -- to make his vision a reality.

Ironically, Andrew never intended on becoming a manufacturer. He initially tried selling his technology to some of the major manufacturers. But they weren’t able to foresee the potential and how much impact the SansAmp would eventually have. (Not so secretly, we are delighted no one bought the idea!)

Unable to abandon his idea, Andrew had to set out on his own. Although this kind of product had never before existed, it took a surprisingly short amount of time to gain acceptance from players. All they had to do was hear it.

Tech 21 pioneered the direct recording movement and created an entirely new category of signal processing. The revolutionary SansAmp tube amplifier emulator was the first device to enable musicians to dial in monster tones and patch them directly to a studio mixer or stage PA. Finally, it was possible to get stunning, consistent tones without futzing for hours and hours to find that elusive ‘sweet spot.’ Instead, the 100% analog SansAmp delivered all of its mammoth sounds from a pocket-sized pedal.

Tech 21 continually strives to offer player-friendly, truly useful, flexible, multi-functional, roadworthy, workhorse products. In a world of planned obsolence and constant upgrades, many of our products have changed little, or not at all, and are still in production today.

Check out SansAmp and the Tech 21 range at Mega Music.

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Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig 5 - Bass Effects Pedal Board/Rig

The bass doesn't come second place at Mega, or at Tech 21, with the Fly Rig 5, using SanSamp and other goodness.

Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 Pedalboard Effects Unit

A handy all-in-one pedalboard of effects from Tech 21, using the great tones of SansAmp, Plexi and DLA. Leave your amp at home if you don't feel like carrying it around. No probs.

Tech 21 RK5 Richie Kotzen Signature Fly Rig - Effects Pedalboard

The RK 5 is a compact effects board that is loaded with tone and easy to use and carry around.

Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver DI

A bass pedal that works as a DI box - great tones and a better signal!

Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI - Programmable

For when one top SansAmp DI setting isn't enough - you get three, ready to go.

Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI

Load up your bass sound with character (SansAmp, Character) with the big sounds of a VT Bass D.I. from Tech 21 NYC.