DI Box or EQ pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by logans59, Dec 27, 2012.


  1. logans59

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    So I think I'm putting this in the right place. . .

    I always play at my church through the PA system through a pretty generic DI box, but I want some more control over my sound. I was going to just buy a 15 in combo and use an XLR to go into the PA, but I switch back and forth from guitar to bass, so I would have to get 2 amps now.

    So I was wondering if I would be better off (and cheaper) if I just buy a better DI box with an EQ/Preamp (like Sadowsky) to use for both or to just buy and EQ pedal (Boss GE-7)

    :help:
     
  2. willbassyeah

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    Di box and eq. Honestly depend and what type of sound you are looking at. Personally I will start looking at dha pedals for that need :), real tubes inside.
     
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    Those DHA pedals look great, and they're at a good price
     
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    The front of the house can undo whatever you do, so be careful you're not chasing unicorns on that one. But still, I think you're right. Why not look at something like the Hartke Bass Attack, SansAmp BDDI, MXR M80 or Aguilar Tone Hammer. All of those will give you a DI with an EQ plus some overdrive, so you don't sound too clean when going direct.
     
  8. nick98338

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    There are several devices that have *both* eq and DI.
    I recommend what I use in Church → → → → → → → → → →→↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
     
  9. logans59

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    Would those sound good for guitar as well? they all say for bass
     
  10. scottfeldstein

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    The SansAmp ParaDriver is often used for acoustic guitar. Not sure about the others. I think they'd be fine, but the EQs are voiced for bass guitar, so...not entirely sure. Maybe others here know.
     
  11. TN WOODMAN

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    For a super clean jazzy guitar tone I've played my 335 through my Markbass Jeff Berlin with a 15/no tweeter. Haven't used my guitar pedal board with this amp, but intend to. Always play my basses with no effects.
     

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