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BROUGHTON Messenger questions and (DI comparison) JDV & Basswitch

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by TonyP-, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Hello All
    This is a catch all thread.

    I was curious. on the Broughton Messenger.
    General questions for @Azure Skies

    I'm looking into other preamps have multiple outs, very clean robust DI and have a usable and not extreme EQ. Something like the Basswitch that fits into a MONO tick

    I'm using the Basswich as my primary live DI and before that I was using the Radial JDV.
    What I like about these DIs is that they are very clean and with a wide rail voltage. So what you you put in is what you get out. This is nothing like a Radial JDI which is squish everything. (They sound good but I don't want that).

    Pardon if these questions seem obvious. @Azure Skies you mention 30volt power supply internally on the Messenger. I'm assuming that is rail voltage so your preamp can take a loud wide dynamic signal?
    Can you confirm this?
    I'm coming in with a pretty hot signal. For example: My pickups are in series, I use a 18v pre and I adjust/add gain from my compressor which is my second pedal in the chain. Right after my tuner.

    I'm assuming your line level out should be enough to send to a second mixer?
    Example if there was a separate mixer for in-ears on the side of the stage.

    If anyone has any input on the DI, please chime in.
  2. Azure Skies

    Azure Skies Commercial User

    Mar 21, 2012
    Businessman and EE Importer/Exporter Broughton Audio
    The Messenger can take signals well above line level (assuming you aren't adding additional gain to it, but not sure why anyone would want to do that).

    The line out can drive virtually any device, including a mixer, but keep in mind it is a mono unbalanced signal, so you should keep the cable length short for minimum noise.
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  3. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles

    (There are but two.)
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  4. Lol!

    I thought I was posting in “Does anyone make a B15 in a pedal format” by MDBass...

    I followed a link here, deleted the post lickety split... but ya’ll were on it like a cheetah!!
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