MRX Bass D.I+ m80 OR SansAmp Character Series-VT Bass Deluxe

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by rickkilcher, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. rickkilcher


    Aug 19, 2010
    Need some advice.
    Which one would you go for?
    Mostly to play live, heavy Rock style.

    Does it worth the price difference?

    Thanks all :)
  2. How many tone options do you need? The MXR will give you 3 at your feet (off/on/distortion), whereas the VT Bass Deluxe will give you 6 presets (which you can customize to your liking). The MXR is also about half the cost. Both are durable, well-reviewed, and have DI out. One might serve you better, with time, as your tastes and gigs change, however. As a coverband player in my 40's, I have used 5 out of the 6 presets with some regularity (usually only 3), with #6 being the ultimate face-melting distortion, if the mood ever strikes.
  3. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Drunken Sailor Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    I bought the MXR M80 based not on price, but on already being happy with my basic EBMM + Ampeg sound. Sansamp/VT stuff has its own personality; the M80 has a color button if you want added warmth, but otherwise largely leaves your basic sound as is. In short, I wanted to sound like ME, not like a VT.

    Of course, if you like the Sansamp/VT sound, and especially if you want/need the extra presets, then by all means get the VT Deluxe, and more power to you. Different strokes and all that.