Geddy's OD/distortion on Different Stages ???

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by snfjtu, Aug 11, 2001.

  1. snfjtu


    Oct 3, 2000
    I love the sound of the overdrive/distortion on the bass on the live album "Different Stages." What is he using to achieve that?

  2. He used a Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI, into the console. Really basic.
  3. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    I thought he used a PSA-1 direct to the board before processing, but I could be wrong.

    There may have been a tube preamp used in the signal too.
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wasn't he still using his trace elliot stuff?
  5. Nope, the TE stuff is just for stage monitoring; he might take a line off the head, but he's been going direct only for quite some time. If you look at the picture on the disc 1 sleeve, you can see that the cabs he's using are unmiked. If you look carefully at the sleeve for disc 2, you can see that the 8x10 isn't miked, either--at first glance it looks like it is, but that's just the vocal mike for those occasions when Geddy decides to put down the bass :mad: