VTBass 500 With PE-200WA3 – Tech 21


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The VT Bass 500 is a 500-Watt bass amp head, with an all-analog SansAmp™ pre-amp and Class D power amp. It is formulated with the same proprietary technology as our SansAmp Character Series VT Bass DI pedal. The unique Character control sweeps through decades of some of the most distinctive bass amp tones on the planet. Drive adjusts the overall amount of gain and overdrive, similar to when the output of a tube amp is being pushed. A Blend control allows you to blend the direct instrument signal with the SansAmp Tube Amplifier Emulation circuitry. The Bite switch activates a presence boost, which tightens up the sound when you are in distorted settings. It also adds definition to your notes when playing in cleaner settings.

Optional Speaker Cabinet – Model B112-VT
• 8 Ohms / 300 watts handling
• 12” custom-design speaker
• Tweeter with defeat switch
• Rear vented
• Metal bar handles
• One Neutrik Speakon® and one 1/4” connector
• Measures: 20”w x 17.5”h x 15”d
• Weight: 38 lbs.


• 500 Watts RMS @ 4 Ohms / 300 Watts RMS @ 8 Ohms
• All-analog SansAmp Pre-Amp
• Class D power amp
• Continuously-variable Character control
• Drive control for gain
• Blend control to mix in direct signal
• Bite switch for a presence boost
• Active tone controls, cut or boost 18dB, with switchable mid frequency (500Hz-1kHz)
• Balanced XLR direct output with -20dB pad and ground lift switch
• Effect Loop with bypass switch to double as a mute
• -12dB input pad
• Dedicated headphone output
• Worldwide power supply
• Thermal speed control fan
• Neutrik Speakon® outputs
• Measures: 10.5”w x 2.75”h x 8.5”d
• Weight: 6.5 lbs.

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The Power Engine Deuce Deluxe is a pumped up version of the former Power Engine 60 Series, which was introduced back in 2001. Our original concept for a FRFR speaker cabinet specifically designed for stringed instruments evolved from an overwhelming amount of inquiries as to which amp would be best to use with a SansAmp.

This new design offers more wattage, more controls and can be used for both guitar and bass. The Power Engine Deuce Deluxe is a powerful, lightweight solution for amplifying any direct recording device or pre-amp –analog or digital, tube or solid state– from any manufacturer. You can take your Fly Rig/SansAmp or preamp gizmo du jour, with all those great direct sounds you’ve spent so much time creating, out to a gig and simply plug into the Power Engine Deuce Deluxe. You’ll get all your personal settings with volume and without any coloration of the tone. So there’s no need to labor over readjusting all your parameters that would otherwise be colored by a conventional amp.

Power Engine Deuce Deluxe Rear
Tech 21 Extension Cabinet

The Tech 21 EX112 extension speaker cabinet is an excellent complement for the Power Engine Deuce Deluxe and VT Bass 200 combo amp. It’s available with a choice of grilles, either black to match the Power Engine or blue to match the the VT Bass 200.

EX112 Features include:
• 8 Ohms / 100 watts handling
• 12” custom-design speaker
• Tweeter with defeat switch
•  Rear vented
• 1/4-inch connector
* Dimensions: 17.75”w x 18.25”h x 14”d
• Weight: 24.75 lbs.

The POWER ENGINE DEUCE DELUXE incorporates a feature set compatible with both guitar and bass:

• Handsome 1×12 rear-ported cabinet

• Capable of delivering 200 Watts of transparent power

• Convenient, on-board 3-band, active EQ controls to compensate for challenging venues

• Low Pass and High Pass Filters provide expanded flexibility for use with a variety of instruments with different attributes: electric guitar and bass, as well as acoustic guitar and full range instruments such as keyboards

• High impedance 1megOhm input for instruments and/or processors

• XLR input and XLR output with selectable levels

• Defeatable tweeter

• Extension speaker output

• Studio-grade 1/4-inch Headphone output

• Studio-grade 1/4-inch Auxiliary input

• Worldwide Power Supply

• Optional Black vinyl cover with silver embroidered logo Tech 21 Model #VC112-LM

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