Amp for Sansamp BDDI

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by karter2000, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. karter2000

    karter2000 Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a reasonably priced combo amp that would pair fairly well with my BDDI (in the 200W-300W range). I really love the tone of the BDDI, so I don't want to part with it. I'm guessing something transparent would be required as you wouldn't want to interfere with the BDDI tone. I've done a search for my question, and I didn't find much info. Also, is a 1X15 or 2X10 better?

    I was thinking the Yorkville XM200 might be a good choice, based on what I've read. I thought about going the power amp route, it's just that my BDDI is the older model without the line level switches. I've heard conflicting opinions on whether it can drive a power amp or not.

    Thanks a bunch,

  2. There is a mod for the older BDDI that can be done, i think its something simple like removing a resistor near the jack or something

    I think a power amp would be the best way to go if you just want the raw BDDI sound tho
  3. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    The Sansamp can sound quite different through different amps (from Ashdown MAG 300 to Mesa/Boogie Bass 400 totally changed its character). I doubt you will loose the tone that you like though, you'd just have to dial it in.
  4. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Most amps have an effects loop. If you go from your bass,
    into the Sansamp and from the Sansamp out to the return
    input of the effects loop, you should be bypassing the
    preamp section of whatever amp you have. Thats an easy
    way to see if it works and if you like the tone. The master
    volume on the amp should still work.
    I've been running my Sansamp into the effects return on
    my Focus. Small, light, and powerful. Try it!
  5. millard


    Jul 27, 2004
    +1 for B string's comment.

    Get a combo you like the sound of (might as well have fun with it) and just make sure it has an FX loop to plug the Sansamp's output into. Or for fun, plug it into the regular input some times or leave the Sansamp out and play with the amp's sounds.

  6. Or just use it into the power amp section directly and use the level control on the BDDI as a master volume