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SansAmp TRI-AC

Digitally programmable, 100% analog signal path

This triple channel rig-in-a-box is a no-brainer solution for players needing three hot tones served up fast and easy. Dial up a tone, double-tap one of the three preset footswitches, and it’s saved. Yeah, it’s that easy. Whatever you want, from country clean to nu-metal dirt, the TRI-A.C. will hand over three flavors of the finest SansAmp tones faster than a drive-thru.

The genuine analog SansAmp circuitry features Drive and Level controls, an active three-band EQ, and three selectable amp voicings:

TWEED = Fender®-style
BRITISH = Marshall®-style
CALIFORNIA = Mesa/Boogie®-style

When you select one of the 3 pre-voiced amp styles, every dimension of each individual personality changes. It is not merely a difference in EQ or gain structure. Each amplifier type has its own tonality and its own input sensitivity. Each interacts differently to the dynamics of your playing style and to the signal level of the instrument.

SansAmp TRI-AC
 
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SansAmp TRI-A.C. Sound Samples:
Blues

LISTEN TO SOUND SAMPLE
Left channel:
Preset:
Fender Twin-style
Guitar:
Yamaha Pacifica 904 on neck/middle pickup combination
Effects:
Slight compression and room reverb added during mixdown

Right channel:
Preset:
Fender Twin-style
Guitar:
Fender Telecaster on neck pickup
Effects:
Slight compression and room reverb added during mixdown

Lead Guitar (enters at 0:10):
Preset:
Fender Twin-style with slightly less gain
Guitar:
Yamaha Pacifica 904 on neck/middle pickup combination
Effects:
Slight compression and stereo delay added during mixdown
Bass Guitar:
Preset: SVT-style
Guitar:
Fender Jazz
Effects:
Slight compression added during mixdown

Rock

LISTEN TO SOUND SAMPLE 0:00 to 0:10:
Preset:
Vox-style
Guitar left channel:
Yamaha Pacifica 112 on bridge humbucker
Guitar right channel:
Yamaha Pacifica 904 on bridge single coil
0:10 to ending (rhythm and lead)
Preset:
Van Halen-style
Guitar:
Fender Cyclone on bridge pickup
Effects:
Slight room reverb on rhythm guitar added during mixdown

Note: Drive control increased to max for tapping lead part

Bass Guitar:
Preset: SVT-style
Guitar: Fender Jazz
Effects: Slight compression added during mixdown

 

Metal

LISTEN TO SOUND SAMPLE
Left channel:
Preset:
Metallica-style
Right channel:
Preset:
Pantera-style
Guitar:
Ibanez RG-570 on bridge pickup
Bass Guitar:
Preset:
Bassman-style
Guitar:
Fender Jazz
Effects:
Slight compression added during mixdown

Bass

LISTEN TO SOUND SAMPLE 0:00 to 0:07
Preset:
SVT-style (fingered)
0:07 to 0:10

Preset:
Bassman-style (picked)
0:10 to end

Preset:
King's X-style
(power chords/punches)
Guitar: Fender Jazz
Effects: Slight compression added during mixdown

All tracks composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Fred St-Gelais (http://www.fredstgelais.com) at Studio La Chambre, Quebec, Canada.

Guitar, bass, drums and loops by Fred St-Gelais.

Additional drum loops courtesy of Spectrasonics' Burnin' Grooves and Backbeat.

TRAVEL HEAVY OR LIGHT

While you upgrade your sound, you can downsize your arsenal. Or not. You decide how much gear you want to carry around:

  • Use a SansAmp TRI-A.C. to drive a power amp and speaker cabinet(s).
  • Go to a gig with a SansAmp TRI-A.C. and a Power Engine 60 (see optional
    accessories below) and run directly through the house P.A. system.
  • Float into any club or studio with just a SansAmp TRI-A.C. and plug directly into the board.


While larger than our other SansAmp pedals, it still fits in a gig bag. Actual size: 7.25"l x 5.25"w x 2.25"h.

Operable with 9V alkaline battery (not included) or optional power supply (see below).

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
9V Power Supply (Tech 21 Model #DC2).
Power Engine 60: A 1x12, open-back cabinet with 60 watts of transparent power. Get all the volume you need without any additional coloration. Features include special design 12" speaker, 3-band active EQ, level control, 1/4" and XLR inputs, and XLR output. Ground independent inputs and output, allow you to chain two --or 200-- together for unlimited power.
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