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Is there a DI box/EQ pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by HunterBurgan4Me, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. HunterBurgan4Me


    Mar 6, 2010
    I've been thinking about splashing out on a decent DI box. Not to replace my amp but in case of emergencies! I recently had a gig where I was told I could borrow a house bass amp but it caught fire on stage during the band before mines performance. I had to go through a DI box with very little EQ and it was pretty traumatic all around.

    I don't think I'd get a whole lot of use out ofthe DI side of the amp but was thinking if I could find one that had a seperate EQ section that could be engaged I could justify splashing the cash as it would be dual purpose.

    Anyone got any recommendations? :)

    I play metal but I use slap, fingers and pick.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Tech21 Sansamp, Sadowsky, Aggie Tone Hammer, Rusty Box, lots of choices.
  3. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Hartke VXL bass attack is an inexpensive alternative.
  4. oldcatfish


    Jan 8, 2011
    Carl Martin makes a little known parametric eq preamp with DI. And Fishman makes a graphic eq DI designed for bass.

    Also, there are a lot of other better known options--Tonehammer, Eden WTDI, Sadowsky, EBS, Hartke VXL; Tech 21 makes several: the Paradriver, the BDDI, the VT, etc. Many choices.

    And then there are the multi-effects with DI-Zoom B3, etc.
  5. I haven't received mine yet, but there is also the 3 leaf audio enabler which is supposed to be really clean. It also has a headphone out for silent practice.
  6. bludog


    Apr 3, 2012
    Brooklyn 11217
    +1 ...3Leaf Enabler is an amazing DI/EQ/Headphone Amp. All 3 are fantastic.
  7. fisticuffs


    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    Just bought an MXR M80. DI, EQ, Distortion. So far so good.
    Much better than the Hartke it replaced. That thing was killing my tone.
  8. tylerwylie


    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA
    3 Leaf Audio Enabler, Sansamp BDDI, Aguilar Tonehammer come to mind.
  9. yaksonator

    yaksonator Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    Branson, MO
    The enabler rocks! Sounds so good! My recommendation.
  10. Bakkster_Man


    Jan 15, 2006
    I like the Tone Hammer. Use the clean mode as your primary EQ into your amp/cab when available, then turn on AGS to use it as your amp modeling if you need to run direct. I use mine AGS on all the time and never use a cab, I'm always running straight to the FoH.
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest

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