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Can a direct box be used as a preamp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fleabass89, Apr 25, 2001.


  1. Can u just go bass -> direct box -> poweramp -> speaker ?

    they both change the signal from low to high impedance right?
     
  2. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    pretty sure...you won't have any tone control, but if you can get a good tone out of it more power to you!

    jason
     
  3. VicDamone

    VicDamone

    Jun 25, 2000
    The Direct Input box should have some type of gain/volume adjustment, most do yet some don't.
    You may also need a balanced to phone plug adapter cable depending on the in's and out's of you system.
     
  4. You can do that easily with the Sansamp BDDI.