Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver DI Preamp Pedal V2

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Tone shaping for any signal source with a Drive control, footswitchable bypass, and SansAmp circuitry.

The Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver DI Instrument Preamp Pedal provides detailed tone-shaping possibilities for acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and electric and upright basses, either direct to a mixing console or with an instrument amplifier. The Para Driver DI gives your instrument a natural warmth and presence, as if miking it through a tube preamp. The SansAmp circuitry eliminates the harsh, unnatural harmonics of piezo pickups, while the Drive control offers some edge-- ranging from just a little to over-the-top.

  • Active tone controls with 12dB of cut or boost
  • Sweepable semi-parametric EQ
  • 1/4" 4.7 megOhm instrument level input
  • 1/4" and XLR outputs with selectable levels
  • Parallel, unaffected output to run a dry signal to a separate channel
  • Mid Shift ranges from 160Hz to 3kHz, +/- 16dB
  • Blend has a regular full-size knob control
  • Rumble Filter switch removes unwanted sub-sonic frequencies that cause boominess and audible handling noises associated with acoustic guitars and also complements other instruments, such as electric guitar, for a snappier, more in-your-face sound
  • Air switch adds top-end clarity and sparkle to acoustics and complements other instruments, as well as vocals, for more definition and more open sound

Order the Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver DI today for a big step up in tonal control!


SansAmp Para Driver DI Preamp Pedal V2 Specifications:

  • Actual size: 4.5" x 3.5" x 1.5"
  • Weight: 12 oz.
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Tech 21SansAmp Para Driver DI Preamp Pedal V2

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Huge device!

By Carlos Galvez

from Mexico

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer


  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver DI Preamp Pedal V2:

    I bought the Para driver to have the option to run my stereo signal effects direct to the PA when I dont have 2 amps. So I put the Para driver in my pedalboard and I found it very useful! The sound of the direct signal is really good! The eq controls work like an amp and the mid freq selector let find the right sound you need. I realize that if I run the para driver to a bad or cheap guitar amp, It let me fix the sound and makes the bad or cheap amp sounds really better!

    The only thing I don't like to much is the mid/high gain dist sound on the para driver, but is not a problem for me because I will use it just like a preamp, my overdrive/dist sound will come from my pedals...

    Really good device!

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    sansamp DI

    By eder zapata

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver DI Preamp Pedal V2:

    Hi guys, I really want to recommend theSansAmp Para Driver DI Instrument Preamp PedalIt sounds delicate and it's very useful to get a personal sound. I used it as a booster for my DD-11 distortion and It works so good as well as an output guider (PA and Amp).
    that mint condition you mention is nothing, I really received a brand new device.

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    Good preamp, especially like tweakable mids

    By Holdsg

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver DI Preamp Pedal V2:

    Own this, and have been very pleased thus far for the added oomph it gives to my pasive Lakland DJ4 bass. Prefer this one over the BDDI, primarily because of the tweakable mids, which come in handy for when I switch from my passive Jazz bass to my acoustic/electric, that one really takes to the mids. Use primarily as a preamp/mild distortion pedal, but glad that the DI is there, in case I ever make it big and need to go thru a PA.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)



    By Rich

    from Central PA

    Comments about Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver DI Preamp Pedal V2:

    I bought this to run my bass through as I record. I am a guitarist, but I play bass on my recordings too. I wanted something that would get me a pro sound without having to buy a pro bass rig, since it's not my main instrument. This can be used for guitar too, but I mic a live cab for guitar tracks. This does an excellent job at getting a wide range of bass amp sounds. It doesn't have that direct/ software sound. It makes my direct bass sound amped. My friend pushes his bass amp with a Tech 21 NYC bass driver and he loves it, but his bass driver doesn't have a mid knob. The biggest plus and decision maker for me on this is the MID control, which other units do no not have. As with all Tech 21 NYC gear, it's as solid as it gets. I highly recommend this.

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