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Eleven Rack or Real Amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CAFan, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. CAFan


    Sep 29, 2011
    In my studio I currently use an Acoustic brand bass amp with a 10" speaker. I plug my bass into a Tech 21 VHT (ampeg simulator) pedal and mic it with a Shure kick drum mic.

    How do you you think using an Eleven Rack and recording direct would compare? Is the Eleven Rack as good or better than my current set up??

    I'm considering getting an Eleven Rack to record my electric guitars and bass tracks.

    I'm using a Squier Mustang bass and I'm getting a Douglas Violin bass with flatwound strings for studio recording. I greatly appreciate any input. THANK YOU!
  2. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    I use an Eleven Rack to play guitar both recording and live, absolutely fantastic but you have to spend some time building your own presets (elevenrackpresets.com is a good starting point).
    I didn't spend enough time on the Eleven Rack to play with the Ampeg SVT model on it. If the SVT model is as good as guitar models on the 11R, it will be very very close to a real Ampeg SVT, but to have the same sensation you will have to plug into a PA with subwoofers
  3. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    I spent some time recently and there's a lot of good patches in the 11R for bass, and a good chance they'll give good result for recording. They should be in the same ballpark as your VTbass.
    I use a yamaha trbx 505 with humbucker pickups so you might have to adjust a bit.
    Preset rigs:
    Z4: deep bass
    Z2: nice distortion

    Here's some other rigs I don't recall if I grab those from eleverackpresets.com or made myself
    Name: Bass Clean
    Amp: DC Bass
    Gain: 3.6
    Bass: 5.7
    Mid: 5.0
    Treb: 6.5
    Pres: 5.0
    Mast: 10.0
    Reverb: Early Reflect 2 (M:1.7, D:5.0, T:5.5, P:0)
    FX1: Dyn3 Comp (T:-18.0, A:10.0, R:80.0, G:0.0, R:3.0:1, K:12.0)

    Name: Bass Rock
    Amp: DC Bass
    Gain: 5.3
    Bass: 4.0
    Mid: 3.4
    Treb: 6.5
    Pres: 5.9
    Mast: 8.2