First off I am running a SL900 with an APF compressor.
Before I got the compressor I used to run through the DI on my 900 with the switch set to pre EQ so the soundman would have a cleaner signal to work with and I would work the tone on the amp onstage. I recently had my amp in the shop and when I got the compressor the backup amp that I was using was my church's Ampeg Ba-115 but the DI on that amp is very noisy so I used the compressor's DI straight to the board and went from the output of the compressor into the amp.
I now have my 900 back and I used it last night and am going to be using it from here on out. The DI on my 900 is clean as a whistle. The soundman said he really liked what he was hearing with the compressor as a DI so I want to keep using it but not the DI .. My question to those more knowlgable than myself is..
Which one of these setups would be most practical.
1-Use the compressor's DI and go Bass->Compressor->Amp
2-Use the 900's DI and go Bass->Compressor->Amp
3-Use the 900's DI and go Bass->Amp -- with the compressor going through the effects send/receive
I am thinking that the 3rd option would actually add another component in the chain that is not really necessary and am leaning more toward the second option .. but I have never really used any effects seriously so I am wondering which config would be best. I want to use the DI on the amp because I can still use the mute for when I tune. Does it even matter? When would
I use the effects send/receive? Both DIs are clean so if I used the amp's DI what would be the difference as far as the signal gong to the board aside from where it was coming from?
I hope I am making sense ...