The Frank Bello Street Driver 48 features a Dirt switch for extra gain and overdrive, and a Filth switch for extra top-end sizzle and razor edge clarity to emphasize your attack.
Frank Bello has been an avid and consistent Tech 21 user for several decades. His weapon of choice was the SansAmp Bass Driver DI, not only for Anthrax, but for his solo efforts as well. Having developed a personal relationship, it was time for Frank to have his own Signature SansAmp, the Frank Bello Street Driver 48.
Controls include Drive for gain and overdrive, Low & High active EQ, and Level. In addition to the specific tones Frank wanted, a major priority was to make the Street Driver 48 simple to operate. He didn’t want an excessive amount of knobs and switches, or gratuitous bells & whistles. He wanted players to be able to get a great sound right out of the box, whether it’s for metal or R&B or prog rock, whether the player is a novice or expert, young or advanced in years.
As is the case with all Tech 21 Signature SansAmps, the Frank Bello Street Driver 48 offers his core sounds and the versatility for many different styles. It runs on an included 9V DC universal, auto-switching power supply with heavy duty braided cord and interchangeable international plugs for use anywhere in the world. Other features include 1/4-inch and XLR Outputs, ruggedall-metal housing. Measures 3.75”l x 4.75”w x 2.0”h.
Tech 21 Frank Bello Chat / Part 1: Pizza!
Anticipated availability: Mid-October.
The cat is officially out of the bag ... Mark Tremonti's new 100W PRS head makes its world debut in our updated Alter Bridge Rig Rundown.
PG’s John Bohlinger hung with Alter Bridge’s two-man guitar army, Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy, before their sold-out show at The Orpheum Theater in Memphis. Tremonti and Kennedy showcased some beautiful signature Paul Reed Smith guitars, as well as a not-yet-released PRS signature amp.
Watch the full Rig Rundown here.
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Hotone Ampero Mini
Ampero Mini is the smallest guy in our Ampero family so far, offering you uncompromised Ampero sound in an ultra compact aluminum case.
✪ Ultra compact amp modeler & effects processor
✪ Powerful dual-core DSP platform ensure Ampero-grade tone quality
✪ CDCM & F.I.R.E. modeling system ensures high end tonal expressiveness and realistic playing experience
✪ 24-bit signal processing, 112dB S/N ratio
✪ Iconic touch screen operation and straight-forward UI for intuitive control
✪ Editable effect chain
✪ USB-C port for firmware upgrading, loading/editing/managing effects/IRs via free Mac/PC software or for use as an USB audio interface
✪ Up to 9 simultaneous effect modules
✪ Selected effects from stunning Ampero effects library including: -100+ CDCM HD & F.I.R.E. based amp, cab, legendary pedal models -Next-gen mic position and microphone type simulations -Selected Hotone original effects (drive/dynamic/filter/mod/delay/reverb models and more)
✪ User custom IR loader with 3rd party IR support
✪ Specially designed input jack for both electric and acoustic instruments
✪ 198 presets
✪ Ampero-style acoustic effects and patches
✪ Built-in drum machine with 100 patterns
✪ Built-in looper with max. 100 seconds recording time ✪ Authentic stereo output processing ✪ External controller jack for connecting external footswitches/pedals ✪ Customizable main display modes and theme colors and UI language
✪ Road-ready, light-weight aluminum casing
✪ 9V DC power supply
Dimensions:134mm (W) × 120mm (D) × 49mm (H)