Geddy Lee's melodic playing is replete with harmonic ear candy, eschewing run-of-the-mill root-note plodding for higher-register, lead-like parts. Hard-hitting bass lines like Lee's demands an equally hard-hitting tone. That's where the Tech 21 YYZ Geddy Lee Shape-shifter Signature SansAmp comes in. The YYZ packs the essence of Geddy Lee's tone — and his gargantuan rack rig — into a compact preamplifier/DI pedal. And, best of all, this fly-by-night setup does it without sacrificing an ounce of tone. To top it off, you can even pipe this massive tone straight into a PA. This all-analog pedal supplies you with an expansive range of adjustability, unlocking a wide spectrum of bass tones. If you're searching for way to achieve a colossal bass sound without a bulky stack of speaker cabs, take the YYZ Geddy Lee Shape-shifter SansAmp for a test drive — it delivers a thunderous tone worthy of the limelight.
Drive and Master controls deliver hard-hitting sound
Building a hard-hitting bass tone is a breeze with the YYZ Geddy Lee Shape-shifter SansAmp. It includes individual Drive and Master controls for dialing in grit and volume — crank it, and you'll experience a glorious tube-like distortion that's closer to the heart — it's guaranteed to electrify an otherwise anemic track.
Shape your bass tone with EQ and Mix controls
No matter what sound you're imagining, you can create it with the Tech 21 YYZ Geddy Lee Shape-shifter Signature SansAmp. An active 3-band active EQ gives you near-unlimited sound sculpting. A selectable Boost stomp switch delivers a 12dB presence boost for increased top-end distortion. You also get a Shape-shifter button that adds 6dB of "Schmegilka" on top, which Geddy Lee describes as "an indefinable thing of awesomeness." Finally, there's the Mix control, which enables you to go nuts with your tone and then mix in some of the unaffected DI signal for a more complex and coherent sound.
Run direct or feed your amp with killer bass tone
One of the things many of the gigging bass players here at AudioProCT love about the YYZ Geddy Lee Shape-shifter SansAmp is that once you have one, you'll never be without a usable bass rig again. Want to feed your bass amplifier? No problem! You can plug the YYZ in like a standard stompbox. Or you can bypass your amp's preamp and run the YYZ's output directly into its effects return. Or you can send your affected signal straight to the PA for authentic cranked-cab sound — no speakers required.
Tech 21 YYZ Geddy Lee Shape-shifter Signature SansAmp Pedal Features:
- Replicates the heavy-hitting sound of Geddy Lee's bass rig
- Individual Drive and Master controls for dialing in grit and volume
- 3-band active EQ attains near-unlimited sound sculpting
- Selectable Boost stomp switch delivers a 12dB presence boost for increased top-end distortion
- Shape-shifter button adds 6dB of "Schmegilka" on top
- Mix control enables you to mix in unaffected signal for added clarity
- Rugged, all-metal housing