Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Fly Rig V2 review

The new Bass Fly Rig variant of the venerable SansAmp is typically compact and portable and packed with features

Tech21 SansAmp Bas Fly Rig v2
(Image: © Tech21)

Guitar World Verdict

It’s the SansAmp you can put in a bass case, packed with extra sounds – a splendid bit of kit.


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    Solid build.

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    Excellent tone options and extras.


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    More affordable alternatives exist.

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Tech 21’s groundbreaking SansAmp, the innovation of electronics whiz Andrew Barta, was first sold in 1989. Its core idea was and remains that it enables the user to emulate an amp and cab while requiring neither, instead sending a signal to a recording desk, a PA, or in modern times, a computer soundcard. 

It’s been widely supported in our world, with varying models assigned to celebrity bassists, and a portable version, the Bass Fly Rig, which was first manufactured in 2014. This v2 version of the product offers bassists a few new options in addition to its primary function – to offer the SansAmp technology in a highly portable unit.

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Joel McIver

Joel McIver was the Editor of Bass Player magazine from 2018 to 2022, having spent six years before that editing Bass Guitar magazine. A journalist with 25 years' experience in the music field, he's also the author of 35 books, a couple of bestsellers among them. He regularly appears on podcasts, radio and TV.