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Balancing Multiple Bass Ouputs

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davethebassguy, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Davethebassguy


    Jan 23, 2004
    Oceanside, CA U.S.A.
    Endorsing Artist: Mono Cases, Gruv Gear and Best-Tronics Pro Audio
    Okay, here's the problem:

    I have three main basses I love to use, and I tend to switch between them often during shows. The problem is that each one has a very different output level. I have 2 matched up pretty well now, thanks to trim pots. However, one bass, my favorite, has a much lower output than the other 2. I'm looking for a good tool (pedal, DI, etc.) that would give me multiple preset levels that I could switch between.

    Any ideas? Basically, I just want to balance the output levels of my three main basses so that I'm not adjust my head's input gain every time I switch instruments.
  2. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    Radial engineering tonebone bassbone it has two in and one out and a bunch of controls to match one input with the other. Some times they have them for sale in the Dudes e-bay store on the Dude pit.
  3. You could put a preamp in the low-output bass. If, as I suspect, two of the basses are active and one is passive, you're going to have to add another gain stage of some sort on the passive one.