Hey.. Question about Direct Boxes

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by apollocx, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. apollocx


    Sep 17, 2001
    I've heard about these things called Direct Boxes, or "DIs", and I'm starting to use a rack so all this stuff is new to me. I had a couple questions about them.

    1. What do Direct boxes do?

    2. Do I have to have one?

    3. Do I need more than one?

    4. How do I use them?

    5. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks alot. Craig.
  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    They go out to a PA or a mixer to record. Do you HAVE to have one? no. And no, you dont need more than one, unless its a better one. You use them by running your bass signal to a pa, or mixer.
    And nope, no suggestions. sorry. o wait, get a SANSAMP!
  3. Check out the Avalon U-5. You can use it as a direct box or a pre-amp.