Gear Reviews

Tech 21 VT Bass 500 & B112 VT – bass amplifier review with “Top Gear” award

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the July issue of the magazine features a review of Tech 21 VT Bass 500 bass guitar amplifier head with B112 VT cabinet, which has been awarded with “Top Gear” editors’ award. The products were delivered for review by Tech 21 distributor in Poland, Sound Service.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda, which may serve as reasons for the award:

“The Character pot is a time and space traveling device – the only circuit of such kind that I know. (…) Three-band EQ works splendidly and even with all knobs maxed out, the sound of this amp makes sense.”

“The twelve inch speaker generates bass sound of admirable quality, which along with the amp’s active equalization just overpowers. The whole set is astonishingly lightweight – the amp weighs 2.7 kg and the cabinet only 14.5 kg.”

“You could say that Andrew Barta once again overdid it – in the best sense of the word. He obtained an even broader tonal extravaganza, creating another flawless and foolproof sound machine for all the rockers of the world.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Tech 21 VT Bass 500 B112 VT


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.