What's a bass driver do that will help me?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassistcali, Feb 27, 2014.


  1. Bassistcali

    Bassistcali

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    I want the tech 21 sansamp but I have a 7 band eq and a few distortion pedals. So what use is it to me?
  2. sricks3

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    It can be used as a DI.

    Also, it's more of an amp simulator than just an EQ and overdrive. If you like an SVT-like sound, this might be for you. Beware though, it has a pretty hefty and permanent mid scoop. It can be somewhat mitigated by rolling back the bass and treble knobs, but you're never going to have a ton of midrange with this pedal.

    If you can, try before you buy, but all in all, it does it's job really well.
  3. dave_bass5

    dave_bass5 Supporting Member

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    The trick with the BDDI is to not use too much of the blend knob. I think most of us use the blend at around 9 - 10 o'clock. The more you blend in the BDDI tone the more the mid scoop. Thats not a bad thing in itself but something to watch out for.
  4. Ronbassman

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    You can plug it directly to the board (assuming the place you're playing at has one) so you don't have to haul around your amp and cabs.
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  6. Eadger

    Eadger Supporting Member

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    I'm a bit puzzled. How is it that you want something without knowing what it's useful for?
  7. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    VT bass DI is better
  8. Downunderwonder

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    Readily accepted by soundguys.
  9. Bassistcali

    Bassistcali

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    You took out some of my words
  10. MattStonewall

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    I love my SansAmp Tech 21. Sounds great!
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I prefer the ParaDriver DI over the BDDI for its semi-para mid control.
  12. mcrawfordmusic

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    I've owned one for years. I mainly use it to get more top end in my tone and as a boost. Its not on my main board at the moment but it's never far away!
  13. AaronVonRock

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    It's a great pedal. Buy one, play around with it, find a sound you like. If for some reason you don't like it, they are easy to sell on the used market.
  14. dave_bass5

    dave_bass5 Supporting Member

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    Why such a rude reply and attitude?
    I'm basing it on the many, many posts about the BDDI over the years in many bass related forums and reviews.
    You like it up, great, then you aren't one of the most are you, so no need to be rude.
  15. AaronVonRock

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    Sorry, I wasn't trying to be rude. That was a poor attempt at a joke and it didn't come across well in writing on a forum. I honestly wasn't trying to be a jerk. I deleted the comment.
  16. dave_bass5

    dave_bass5 Supporting Member

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    Ok, no harm done and thanks for clearing it up. I guess a smiley at the end would have made things a bit clearer.
    For what it's worth I do tend to crank the blend up at home in to my PC, but find I loose too much of my basses tone with it up through my rig.

    It's all good
    :bassist:

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