Tech 21 Introduces the Geddy Lee MP40 SansAmp

Tech 21 launches the limited edition Geddy Lee MP40 Signature SansAmp, celebrating the 40th-anniversary of Moving Pictures.


Moving Pictures was a milestone album for RUSH that sold over 5 million copies, and a major turning point in Geddy Lee’s bass tone. The Geddy Lee MP40 Limited Edition pays tribute to the 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 brand 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.

Anticipated availability: March 2022. Designed & Manufactured by Tech 21 USA, Inc.

For more info: tech21nyc.com.

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