Customers will want to “Rush” to get Tech 21’s latest product. Based on the original Geddy Lee YYZ Signature SansAmp pedal, the Geddy Lee MP40 Limited Edition Signature SansAmp, available in March, celebrates the 40th Anniversary of “Moving Pictures.” This was a milestone album for RUSH that sold over 5 million copies, and a major turning point in Geddy Lee’s bass tone. “Moving Pictures” inspired and influenced generations of bass players, and continues to do so to this day.
The Geddy Lee MP40 Limited Edition pays tribute to the iconic album cover designed by Hugh Syme with a new black and red color scheme and custom artwork. The all-analog MP40 SansAmp builds upon the original YYZ pedal with a new selectable Boost stomp switch that provides a 12dB presence boost for increased top-end distortion.
Additionally, engaging the Shape-shifter button gives you 6dB of Schmegilka on top, which, according to Geddy, “is an indefinable thing of awesomeness!”
Features held over from the YYZ pedal include: a Mix control to blend the ratio of high-end studio clean and dirty bass tube amp tones; Tight button adds definition to notes in cleaner settings and makes distorted tones snappier; Drive control; active 3-band EQ; and Master Volume. Operable with 9V alkaline battery (not included) or optional DC power supply.
As with all SansAmps, you can record directly and enhance previously recorded tracks. For live performances, you can drive a power amp and speakers, augment an existing amplifier set-up, or run directly into the mixer of a PA system. And each Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp offers Geddy’s core sound, as well as the versatility for many different styles.