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This unit has been
discontinued and replaced by:
SansAmp PSA 1.1

Via Midi, you can load and off-load presets, map program locations and select Midi channels (including Omni Mode). Make remote changes via Midi (consider Tech 21’s own MIDI Mouse™) or optional momentary footswitch.
Supported by Mark of the Unicorn’s UNISYN and X-oR software. Other features include an effects loop, and dual 1/4” and XLR outputs for stereo processing. Either pair can be set at line or instrument level, and can be used simultaneously.



The rackmount PSA is a powerful combination of dazzling analog SansAmp tones, unlimited editing and dependable digital programmability. The result is a phenomenal pre-amp that can be mercilessly tweaked, while favorite sounds can be stored with the push of a button. Each of the expanded range of eight controls, including usefully defined parameters such as Buzz, Crunch and Punch, has 256 incremental steps for ultra-precise adjustments. Shipped with 49 factory presets and 49 user definable locations, the PSA packs a universe of tone in a single rack space.


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Short Song Sound Samples
Instrument
Preset
Guitar
Pickup
Rhythm Left: 21-Metallica Yamaha Pacifica 120 Bridge Humbucker
Rhythm Right: 46-Pantera Yamaha Pacifica 120 Bridge Humbucker
Lead Left: 25-Triaxis® Yamaha Pacifica 120 Bridge Humbucker
Lead Right: 26-Lead Yamaha Pacifica 120 Neck Humbucker
Bass: 30-SVT® Yamaha RBX 260  
EQ: All Presets are Unmodified Factory Presets without EQ.
Effects: Bass part slightly compressed with an Alesis 3630 using a 3:1 ratio.
Slight reverb on Lead Guitars only.



Instrument
Preset
Guitar
Pickup
Intro/Outro Power Chords: 04-JMP-1® Yamaha Pacifica 120 Bridge Humbucker
Lead 1 (Intro w/pick scratch): 03-Schenker Yamaha Pacifica 120 Bridge Humbucker
Middle Parts
Right Speaker Clean Chords: 09-Classic Clean Yamaha Pacifica 120 Neck/Bridge Humbucker
Left Speaker Palm Muted Chords: 01-Plexi® Yamaha Pacifica 120 Bridge Humbucker
Lead 2: 06-Blues Breaker Yamaha Pacifica 120 Neck/Bridge Humbucker
Lead 3: 07-Hendrix Yamaha Pacifica 112 Neck Single Coil
Lead 4 Tapping Part: 08-Van Halen Yamaha Pacifica 112 Bridge Humbucker
Bass:  30-SVT®  Yamaha RBX 260   
EQ: All Presets are Unmodified Factory Presets without EQ.
Effects: Slight mono chorus from Boss CE-2 on Right Speaker Clean Chords.
Slight reverb on Lead Guitars only.
Bass part slightly compressed with an Alesis 3630 using a 3:1 ratio.



Instrument
Preset
Guitar
Pickup
Rhythm: 17-Classic Rock Yamaha Pacifica 112 Middle/Neck Single Coils
Lead 1: 11-B.B. King Yamaha Pacifica 120 Neck Humbucker

Lead 2:
12-SRV
Yamaha Pacifica 112
Middle/Neck Single Coils
Lead 3: 15-Twin® Yamaha Pacifica 112 Middle Single Coil/Bridge Humbucker
Lead 4: 14-Champ® Yamaha Pacifica 112 Bridge Humbucker
Bass: 30-SVT® Yamaha RBX 260  
       
EQ: All Presets are Unmodified Factory Presets without EQ.
Effects: Bass part slightly compressed with an Alesis 3630 using a 3:1 ratio.
Slight reverb on Lead Guitars only.



Instrument
Preset
Guitar
Pickup

Left Speaker:
40-Fuzz Face® Yamaha Pacifica 112 Bridge Humbucker
Right Speaker: 41-Big Muff® Yamaha Pacifica 112
Bridge Humbucker

Lead First Part:
42-Pignose® Yamaha Pacifica 112 Bridge Humbucker

Second Part - Power Chords Rhythm Section
Left Speaker: 47-Highwat® Yamaha Pacifica 112 Bridge Humbucker
Right Speaker: 48-AC30® Queen Yamaha Pacifica 112 Bridge Humbucker
Second Part Lead: 45-American Woman Yamaha Pacifica 112 Neck Single Coil 
Bass: 30 SVT® Yamaha RBX 260  
EQ: All Presets are Unmodified Factory Presets without EQ.
Effects: Bass part slightly compressed with an Alesis 3630 using a 3:1 ratio.
Slight reverb on Lead Guitars only.



Instrument
Preset
Guitar
Pickup
Slap Rhythm: 34-Slap Yamaha BBG 5S Active Neck Humbucker
Solo Bass 1: 30-SVT® Yamaha BBG 5S Active Bridge Humbucker
Solo Bass 2: 35-King's X Yamaha BBG 5S Active Neck Humbucker
Solo Bass 3: 38-Doug Wimbish Yamaha BBG 5S Bridge Humbucker
EQ: All Presets are Unmodified Factory Presets without EQ.
Effects: Slight Compression added to Slap part only.


 

All tracks written and performed by Fred St-Gelais at Studio "La Chambre", Montreal, Canada, using the following equipment:
* Tech 21 SansAmp PSA-1 preamp
* Mackie CR1604VLZ console
* Alesis ADAT XT recorder
* 3630 Compressor
* Microverb and MIDIverb III effects processors
* D4 drum module
* Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler (used as a MIDI controller)
* Boss CE-2 chorus pedal
* Tascam DA-30 DAT recorder
* Pentium II 350 MMX running sequencer, audio editor and MP3 encoder programs
* Yamaha Pacifica 120 and 112 guitars
* Yamaha RBX 260 and BBG 5s basses

Marshall, JMP-1, Fender, Champ, Twin, Mesa/Boogie, Mark 1, Rectifier, Triaxis, SVT, Bassman, Fuzz Face, Big Muff, Pignose, MXR+, Tele, Hiwatt, and AC30 are all registered trademarks of their respective companies. Names of factory presets are intended for descriptive purposes only and should not be construed as an endorsement or affiliation with the companies, products, song titles, or persons named. Note: Factory presets are based upon using the appropriate types of instruments and/or accessories associated with each particular sound.


Optional momentary footswitch with LED status indicator available: Tech 21 Model # FSPM.


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