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I am SO digging my SABDDI

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Flatwound, Nov 23, 2003.


  1. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I'm using the SABDDI as a preamp, and I think I'm going to chuck my rack stuff. There is an amazing range of sounds available from this little box, as well as a really cool (for me, anyway) overdrive. The "natural" compression that it has is killin' as well.

    Right now, I'm using it with both Bass and Treble just short of 12 o'clock, Presence about 12, Drive about 1 o'clock, and Blend about 2 O'clock. This gives me (with a Precision) good mid-range thump 'n' bump along with decent definition and depth.

    It's going to take a while to really see what all it can do, but this is definitely a cool little box. I like it straight into the PA and/or power amp (i.e. no bass head).
     
  2. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    could you overdrive a poweramp with just the sabddi?
     
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I don't wish to overdrive a power amp. However, you can drive a power amp with a SABDDI. The overdrive I'm talking about is a function of the "Drive" control built into the SABDDI.
     
  4. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    There was a post in another thread a few months ago detailing how to change a resistor within the Sansamp BDDI so that it could properly drive a power amp by itself. A search should find it.
     
  5. My bass in your

    My bass in your

    Nov 1, 2003
    Holland
    That's allmost the same as I use it.
    :D :bassist: