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Changed my mind- sansamp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by eddododo, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Friend tossed a sansamp BDDI my way, been trying it out for awhile..

    I found, initially, that I really wanted to like it, but really did not like it.. I found that the output into my amps fought with the amp, the link into my amp wimpy-d my basses natural sound, and the soundguy had trouble taming the DI sound..

    Ive been experimenting with using it either as a plain DI w/ volume (power off) .. Then I tried turning drive and bass high but blending more of the unaffected sound (70-30 dry-affected) which has been working well.

    Today I plugged the output (affected) into the effects loop, bypassing the amps eq. Sounded supringly great. Tried on a couple amps now, hit-and-miss, but I think this pedal just got more useful to me.

    Ps- new sound guy (read: better) has no problem with the signal
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    there you go!

    use the sansamp as your entire preamp, sending it to the "effects return" of a regular bass amp (bypassing all the controls) or using it into a straight-up power amp (that's what i do).

    i set mine to 100% blend and back the drive down, giving me a grindy "rock bass" tone.
  3. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
    A useful accessory that should be in every bassists gig bag. Mine has saved my ass on
    more than one occasion (the only times I've ever gone ampless) and since I only paid
    $50 I doubt I'll ever part with it. Just my 2 cents.

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