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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Wes Whitmore, Nov 24, 2003.
Does anyone use the DI on their head (In particular, a GK1001 or the like)
I always use the DI from my Eden Metro which makes things a lot easier for sound guys. They just plug in and go!
The reason I am asking is because I have been using the Tech 21 BDDI, but its just another thing to carry around...
I use the DI on my Mesa M-2000 because I set the 2 preamps differently (1 for slap, 1 for finger, mix mode for effects). I want all of it to go to the house, and it's easier not having to deal with another mike on stage..
I have an older SWR Electric Blue head and use the direct out on it. The sound guy loves it. But he really digs the direct out of the G/K 700rb-- says it's clear, punchy and easy to work with on the board. Both amps can go pre- or post EQ and both have line level controls.
I always use the DI on my RB1001. I set it for "pre" and usually run the DI level at 12 o'clock. Basically, I run a rack preamp and compressor into my GK with the tone I want to go to the PA, then use the GK's preamp to try ant match that sound for my cabs.
I use the DI from my 1001RB and 700RB with great results.
As was mentioned, I also set it to pre and put the level at about 12:00.
I carry the SABDDI as a back-up.
My soundman prefers the DI out of my Eden Navigator pre, but on rare occassion there's a bit of ground noise that the ground lift switches can't totally erradicate. In those cases I go straight through a quality DI box like my Radial JDI.
I always go straight through the JDI with my electric upright, though. It sounds best out front when its clean and dry.
Thanks guys. It looks like I will try pre at 12 o'clock then.
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