DI Box or EQ pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by logans59, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. logans59


    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA
    So I think I'm putting this in the right place. . .

    I always play at my church through the PA system through a pretty generic DI box, but I want some more control over my sound. I was going to just buy a 15 in combo and use an XLR to go into the PA, but I switch back and forth from guitar to bass, so I would have to get 2 amps now.

    So I was wondering if I would be better off (and cheaper) if I just buy a better DI box with an EQ/Preamp (like Sadowsky) to use for both or to just buy and EQ pedal (Boss GE-7)

  2. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    Di box and eq. Honestly depend and what type of sound you are looking at. Personally I will start looking at dha pedals for that need :), real tubes inside.
  3. logans59


    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA
    Those DHA pedals look great, and they're at a good price
  4. The front of the house can undo whatever you do, so be careful you're not chasing unicorns on that one. But still, I think you're right. Why not look at something like the Hartke Bass Attack, SansAmp BDDI, MXR M80 or Aguilar Tone Hammer. All of those will give you a DI with an EQ plus some overdrive, so you don't sound too clean when going direct.
  5. There are several devices that have *both* eq and DI.
    I recommend what I use in Church → → → → → → → → → →→↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
  6. logans59


    Jul 1, 2012
    Kennesaw, GA
    Would those sound good for guitar as well? they all say for bass
  7. The SansAmp ParaDriver is often used for acoustic guitar. Not sure about the others. I think they'd be fine, but the EQs are voiced for bass guitar, so...not entirely sure. Maybe others here know.
  8. For a super clean jazzy guitar tone I've played my 335 through my Markbass Jeff Berlin with a 15/no tweeter. Haven't used my guitar pedal board with this amp, but intend to. Always play my basses with no effects.