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Sansamp DI users

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by jay, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. jay

    jay

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    Any Sansamp DI users here? Been using mine for a couple weeks and I really like the tones I can get with it. My goal was a Bulls On Parade tone which is easily done with this thing. It says to use active basses with everything flat or very low settings. Is this how you use yours? I am running it straight into the amp like a pedal...
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    I think the best way to use it is :- bass SA- Mixer, and from another output to your amp for control on stage.
    It is a very useful little pedal. But be careful, more you turn the BLEND button, more is Sans Amp and less your original bass sound.
     
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    I tend to use more aggressive settings and blend it in to the original signal until I get a sound I want.
     
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    That helps. I have been using the blend max as the book said. I'll cut it back and go from there.
     
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    Ian The Undecided Frog

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    I have one, nice pedal. I currently use it to record my band's """album""".

    Streamer -> BDDI -> Soundcard.


    Works pretty well, enhances my bass' growl.


    Otherwise I use it with my band to get a fatter sound.
     
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    " Loves it". A great addition to any rig. I've been using mine for a bit of grit for years. Turns that Warwick growl into a snarling beast. Great for a recording DI also. I cant say enough about this great little box.
     
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    I use the MXR M-80 Bass DI+, but they sound pretty much identical. I never go without it...
     
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    One of the best things I purchased in my bass player life!
    I use it both with my Thumb and my Fenders.
    Aleays when I use the Eden WT550, sometimes when I use the Mesa Boogie Bass 400+

    Usually i set controls al follows:
    1) Level around 1 o'clock
    2) blend 12-1 o'clock
    3) treble all the way down to the left or 7 o'clock
    4) bass all the way down to the left or 7 o'clock
    5) Presence 12-1 o'clock
    6) Drive 2-3 o'clock
     
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    Mr Rabble,
    Do you control your bass and treble from your bass then?...
     
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    No, Jay.
    I like the overdrive of the SansAmp, but I think it scoops to many mids, so I cut all treble and bass on it to save some midrange.

    I'd like a midrange control on the Bass Driver pedal, just like on the rack version
     
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    But with the bass and trebele flat on the DI, do you also run them flat on your basses?...
     
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    What do you mean by flat?
    With both bass and treble control set at 12 o'clock, the SansAmp cuts tons of midrange.

    All my basses have passive electronics (the Thumb too, I removed the electronics and it's simply volume-volume-passive tone
     
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    OK, now I understand. They're passive. Got it...
     
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    I always wondered what the Heck you were on about pulling the preamp out of your basses, because to my ear that sounds horrible, but now I understand that you are using the BDDI between your bass and amp, which is essentially replacing the preamp of your bass... now it makes sense! I thought you were going straight in completely passive!
     
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    It sounds much better than before even when I don't use the SansAmp.
    Of course, to my ears :wink:


    Remember that EMG's are active, even without the electronics
     
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    I upgraded from the 3 button programmable version to the rackmount RBI version. This I'd have to say is probably the most important piece of gear I bought so far. It sounds amazing!!!
     
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    I find the sansamp stuff sounds too synthetic and takes away fromthe real sound of my bass unless the blend is really low. thats just IMO
     
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    no midrange control, and i agree abt the 'coloured' sound =C

    that's y i'm asking santa for an EBS microbass II. =D everyone here seems to love it.
     
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    Santa will not get anything unless you have been a good boy...Have you been a good boy this year and not gotten into the "Naughty List"? (just kidding)

    I want one of those but It is either geta Microbass or keep saving for a Thumb....what a predicament!!!! :shock:
     
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    oh damn! i'd better start saving then. :?

    haha!
     
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