the Bass Fly Rig is definitely a device with real potential and, as such, will reward some time spending on it. Once you've done that it's obvious that it does exactly what it's supposed to – act as a kind of Swiss Army knife that enables you to drop it into your bass case or backpack and go anywhere, knowing you will get the sounds you've worked on. For the player who needs just that, this is going to prove invaluable." — Dan Veall • GUITAR INTERACTIVE
Created to in response to player demands for a dedicated bass version of Tech21's famed Guitar Fly Rig, the Bass Fly Rig is a premium quality, multi-function preamp and effects processor that provides comprehensive control over your on-stage and studio tone in a rugged, super-small-footrpint floor box.
Classic SansAmp Preamp
Features Tech 21's unique Character control that sweeps through a section of storied vintage and modern tones, and three-band active EQ providing pro- grade shaping, and a Drive control for added dirt and grind. You can also add distortion by engaging the Pre-Boost, or fuzz via the Octafilter.
The Octafilter brings an entire re-invented pallette of expression with a crazy amount of possibilities, from Minimoog®-style synth to funky town. The controls interact so that you can get dynamically-filtered clean, fuzz, and octave, as well as octave and fuzz together. When Q is at minimum, Range becomes a high-cut tone filter for different versions of clean, fuzz, octave, and octave and fuzz together. You can then blend any of these combinations with your direct signal via the Mix control. But wait, there’s more. By bringing in some COMP, you can get infinite sustain like a keyboard bass. Whew.
Derived from Tech 21's famous Bass Boost Chorus pedal, this section adds choral voicings of two instruments. With a slight delay between, it adds thickness and space.
Utilizing old school, all-analog, FET-based technology, for a inherently warmer, more transparent and musical sound.
Switchable Pre/Post Boost
The Pre-Boost mode interacts with the SansAmp section to beef up drive and distortion while the Post-Boost mode increases the overall volume to punch up fills and solos.
Built into the within the Chourus section, you simply hold down the CHR footswitch to engage the tuner and simultaneously mute the signal path.
The Bass Fly Rig Features
- Headphone button switches 1/4” output to headphone mode
- 1/4-inch 4.7megOhm input to deliver the full sound of piezos
- Input Pad for active basses
- XLR output with ground connect
- 1/4-inch low impedance output
- Rugged, all-metal housing
- Metal footswitches and jacks
- Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators
- 9V Power Adaptor Included
- L x W x H : 31.75cm x 6.35cm x 3.175cm / 12.5” x 2.5” x 1.25”
- Weight : 0.58kg / 20.7oz