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Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by Stroud, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Stroud

    Stroud

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    is the 1/4 inch output on the normal sansamp bass DI strong enough to run a pair of headphones for practising? (im not considering getting one to use as this primerily...but it would be good if it could double up as a little practise thing... :) )
     
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    Good question! I have one, but I've never tried it. I'll check later when I get home. I'm in "Art" class, which is basically slide identification....whoo!!
     
  3. Stroud

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    lol cheers mate
     
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    Ian The Undecided Frog

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    I don't think it will work... I have one but it's at my rehearsal's room, I can't try.
     
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    Mine too, but I also don't think it can
     
  6. Stroud

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    fair enough i'll stick with my peavy for practising and just play acousticly in the dead of night :wink:
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey stroud, you can buy a bass ace or something like that. It does the job for me. I use it in the tourbus, with a tiny steinberger bass :) A second hand Korg Pandora can work too, has drummachine too :)
     
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    Yes. Its strong enough (but not with a brainblowing volume).
    But! you will only get sound on one side of the headphones.
    I´v tried the old trick: pull the plug halfway out. But this does not work.
    I´v tried with "Y" cable adapters (mono-mono, stereo-mono, mono-2xstereo), sorry, does not work either.

    The sansamp BDI is great, and I would never play a gig without it.
    In the studio you get great sound in about the same time it takes to plug
    in your cables. It´s very quiet even with high gain.

    Built like a tank. Every bassplayer should have one!
     
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    Or......

    maybe use a Line6 BassPOD ?? The headphone output is much better than that of the Korg Panadora (PX-4D).......
     
  10. Stroud

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    the reason i was thinking about whether the sansamp would do it is because i dont want to spend the money on something else. the money for a practise aid would be better spent on a bass :wink: i'll just stick with playing acoustic
     
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    That makes sense,

    and congrats with the big 500 posts Stroud. :D
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats Stroud !!!!
    Playing accoustic can be not very good for your technique.... You will pick the strings louder, you will not be used with how the bass responds with an amp...
     
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    its just for at night. in the day i have my practise amp :) even if the sansamp has a very weak output in terms of driving some headphones that will probably be enough. im by no means looking for in gig monitoring.
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    buy headphones with low impedance, it will sound louder Actually you can practice with the headphones in your warwick :)
     
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    my yamahas output is not loud enough though :wink:
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    I know... I am sorry. We have a secret knob, hidden close to the battery, and we can make our Warwicks really LOUD!
     
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    now your just showing off. :D

    ok another question. i know the 3 channel programable sansamp bass driver has no unaffected 1/4 inch output. apart from this does it actually sound the same as the normal sansam bass driver. i'd rarther have slightly better sound over the convenience of the channel switching.

    which is the best sounding unit? in theory they should sound exactly the same...
     
  18. ALB

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    Stroud,
    Both units sound the same with the only exception being the 3 channel on the BDDI. I've owned the 3 channel BDDI for about 2yrs. and it's awesome.
    I did however sell it 2 days ago so I could buy the EBS MicroBass which should be arriving in about 2 hrs. via UPS overnight. The Sansamp can be used with headphones but the sound is very weak.... even for practice.
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    The normal BBDI will sound better. My technician told me why, by I didn't understand a thing he said. I had a conversation with him on this subject a few months ago.
     
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    i had a feeling this would be the case because programmable version will have to have analogue to digital to analogue converters in order to remember settings.

    i'll stick with the normal one. cheaper anyway :)
     
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