I bought an Ampeg V4B. What to do with Sansamp now?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Colton, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Colton


    Aug 24, 2016
    After buying a tube amp today I’m confused about if/how I should use my VT Bass DI?
    Do people sell it or do I use it as another over drive?
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    It may be useful should you ever be thrown in front of a strange rig / backline.

    dagrev, High Camp and Spectrum like this.
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    You could always send it to me. I gave my BDDI to another TBer who wanted it. :)
  4. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    I have the same amp and use my VT as my DI. 1. If I adjust my amp settings it doesn't change things for the sound guy. 2. I can get a better amp sound in some ways for the board with it (don't hit me!), and can adjust what the board might need without changing my amp tone. 3. If my amp does need a little something (lows or grind) I can easily add that.

    Don't get rid of it. At least not for a good while. Then you'll know.
  5. beans-on-toast


    Aug 7, 2008
    Bass -> VT DI -> ¼” out of VT -> input of V4B

    Overdrive the input stage of the V4B. Dirt at lower volume levels
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I had the same dilemma when I had the first VT pedal 9 years ago and went back to tube Ampegs. I just used it as a dirt box after that, which it excels at once you get past the learning curve.