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Speaker Sim/DI question

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by Ron Now, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Ron Now

    Ron Now Supporting Member

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    Hey Justin, big fan.

    Just wondering what your preference for DI and speaker sims are. I was looking into a pedal preamp/DI to integrate into my setup for use primarily though PA's.

    I normally dislike a DI but my band is doing more shows overseas and big fests where I don't have access to my rig. So I'd like something to help me sound great no matter where and what I have to play with.

    I use distortion on my bass signal 100% of the time hence my aversion to DI but after hearing some of the tones you got in your time with NIN I have to wonder if there is something I'm missing out on.

    Thanks for your time!
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    DI: Radial JDI for passive, A Designs Reddi or Palmer tube DI for active.

    Speaker Sim: Palmer, or go full blown with a Kemper, which I also have and which is currently being used in the NIN camp as well.
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    Kemper had said that the system was not designed for profiling bass amps but judging by who is using it, it must work very well.
  4. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    Yes. This is why I have a Kemper. And as a semi-discreet heads up, I'm going to be helping them out a bit with the bass stuff.
  5. KlystronNoir

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    : ) B 15 please
  6. PauBass

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    Which Palmer do you recommend?
  7. KlystronNoir

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    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    Which Palmer for what?
  9. PauBass

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    :)
    Sorry, I forgot to add for speaker sim.
  10. jeffbonny

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    Could you talk more about your experience with the Kemper? Or is it still too much in the development stage as far as bass is concerned?
  11. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

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    Early days on the Kemper. Barely into it in any worthwhile way yet. Jan/Feb.

    Palmer Speaker Sim that I love is the ADIG-ST.

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