Is this possible?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Melik, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Hey you guys who know more about gear. I'm a "doubler", sometimes playing both the electric and double bass on the same gig.

    So, my plan is to be able to play the electric bass, with an external rack preamp, going into the amps effects loop passing the preamp section AND the double bass going straight to the amp input NOT passing the preamp...

    Is this going to work somehow, shall any modifications be done?
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    What amp, specifically? It'll work fine in most cases if the EFX loop is parallel, but if it's series (a bit more common) it'll take a mod or external widget to make it happen.
  3. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    I would suggest the following:
    1) Bassguitar:
    Bassguitar - VT Bass pedal (with a nice setting) on - pre-amp set flat - poweramp - cab.
    2) doublebass:
    Double Bass - VT bass pedal off - pre-amp set flat - poweramp - cab.
    >> in this setting you only need to switch the cable (maybe the pre-amp can be taken of off the chain...)
    Just a thought.
  4. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    An A/B/Y switcher would come in handy too :)