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RBI, RPM, VT Bass Rack outputs

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by fastplant, Dec 26, 2013.


  1. fastplant

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    Ok this will likely come across as a dumb question, but I can't seem to find the answer. On these pre-amps, can you use both the 1/4" and XLR outputs at the same time? For example, can you use the 1/4" into a power amp for your bass cab and the XLR out to the board as a kind of onboard DI, at the same time?
     
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  3. fastplant

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    Sweet, thanks! Now to decide which of the 3 I'm going to pick up.
     
  4. husky123

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    Yep with each having a separate level.
     
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  6. fastplant

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  8. fastplant

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    I'm leaning that way. But I don't want to pick it up just because it's the newest. Problem is it's hard to find these in stock to try out next to each other.
     
  9. bgavin

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    The choice depends on what you want in your sound.

    The VTRM gets the closest to the SVT power-tube overdrive.
    The RPM has the most tonal flexibility over a wide range of instruments, due to its parametric mids.
    The RBI has a pronounced mid-scoop, but also has a high end sparkle.

    I own two RPM and a VTRM.
     
  10. fastplant

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    Which is what I'm most looking for, so I think I'll give it a shot.
     
  11. bgavin

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