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confusion about DI boxes vs. pre-amps

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by steve101470, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. steve101470


    Aug 28, 2003
    in the latest issue of bass player they reviewed the SWR Mini-Mo. it was called a pre-amp. is this because it's not powered? why is it not just called an amp? what is the main use of di boxes---can a pre-amp be used as a di box and vice-versa? obviously, i am very ignorant on hardware. really appreciate the feedback on the basics. steve:confused: