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new amp or new pre-amp thing?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by emielow, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. emielow


    Jan 18, 2004
    i have a hartke 3500 head + 4x10XL cabinet. but i'm thinking about buying a fatter head (EBS Fafner) but... it will cost me lots of money.

    i also have a cheaper option, is buying the tech 21 sansamp programmable bassdriver


    it wil bring me another 3 channels. i wil have my normal hartke sound, and 3 different settings on the bassdriver (slapsetting, drive, full overdrive)

    will it get me a better sound, is it worth the money (249 euro) or should i wait till i have enough money to buy a fafner top (than i only have 1 channel)
  2. I'd say go for the sansamp or try a pod :bassist:
  3. emielow


    Jan 18, 2004
  4. Get the EBS MicroBass II. They sound great...800 bucks though. BTW they look saweet just like everything else EBS. It has 2 channels also.
  5. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I can only speak from my individual experience, but I had an EBS Fafner that had reliability issues.
  6. When it comes to the Sansamp, I'm a 'true believer'. I use a BDDI in front of my PLX/Demeter rack, and also in front of a newly aquired YBA200.

    The programable one looks nice. So does the ParaDriver with its mid control.

    I say get a SA for whatever amp!
  7. csholtmeier


    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne
    I've been using a Sansamp RBI for about 6 months now. I'm loving the tone. Three bassplayers from other bands we've played with went out and bought one after hearing it. Just the right amount of overdrive and a HUGE sound.

    The only problem I see with the programmable BDDI is that it's a pedal. I would suggest carrying a D.I. extension with you in case the venue's cable won't reach out to where you want to place the pedal.