Different versions of Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver D.I. V.1

I discovered there are two versions of the Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver D.I. Version 1. There’s hardly any information on the earlier version on the net. Word is the earlier version has “the best tone” and does not sound like the later version or the V.2 nor the programmable version. The never V.1 is available on their site.
Does anybody have info or experience on the matter?


I’m running one at the moment and love it. Mostly at one setting but great


The V2 is a different beast imo. It handles mids way differently.

If you are interested in the V1 I would just go for the Behringer BDI21 V-Tone Bass Driver DI. It sounds exactly the same and is probably cheaper then a used V1. The Sansamp casing is much more sturdy tho.


Yeah don’t forget the $35 third version of the v1 :rofl:

Great deal, sounds awesome


Which one of the two different V1? I’m running the programmable version and I really like it. I’m just curious about the supposed great difference between those V1’s.

I have the programmable version. I’m just curious if the two different V1’s are really different.

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The one in the first post @franx

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