a question about the Sansamp RBI

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by quad_strings, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. quad_strings


    Jan 22, 2003
    hello everybody! i got a question and i'm sorry if i'm gonna sound like a noob here.

    i've heard alot of good reviews about the Sansamp RBI and the Sansamp Bass Driver... and i don't know which one to get.

    if i get the Sansamp RBI rackmount unit, do i still need to get the Sansamp Bass Driver DI? or the Rackmount is enough? are they the same?

    i have a GK 700RB-II and i need a little more clarity in my tone. i used the Bass Driver of our recording tech in one of our recording sessions, and i couldn't believe how clear my tone was.

    thing is, i don't like carrying pedals around so i figured i'd get the RBI and stack it together in my SKB case.
  2. i think they are fundamentally the same, i'd go with the RBI, since you said you don't want to carry around pedals
  3. gillento


    Oct 15, 2005
    Luxembourg, Europe
    Nordstrand pickups
    Essentially both are the same. I own the RBI,the BDDI, the new BDDI....
    The RBI does give you more options: the ins and outs are definetly a plus. As for sound, the RBI is better, more flexible: the added Mid control helps cutting thru the mix, preventing a scooped sound in 100% wet setting (when desired).
    My opinion: go for it!!