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No preamp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Biker4Him, Dec 8, 2003.


  1. Anyone NOT using a preamp. Going directly from your bass to a PA.

    I can get all the tonal varieties I need outta my LG-3005's and it sounds fine run directtly into my PLX 1602. BUT..... I don't have quite enough level. With my Navigator.. all is fine, without it, I just can't quite get the volume.

    Anyone have an inexpensive way to boost the signal, so I can sell the Preamp, and carry less stuff?
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Use a line booster or a DI box, e.g. the Countryman DI
     
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    For these applications, the SansAmp BDDI is a godsend. I've even run one in front of a powered PA speaker in a pinch, and it actually sounded really good.

    They're around $200 US, less for those who can haggle or have some Ebay savvy.
     
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Any active DI should do the trick for you.
     
  5. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    An Ebtech Line Level Shifter is a passive device, a transformer I suspect) that converts your -10 dBV (instrument level) signal to a +4 dBU line level signal.

    They're about $70 from Zzounds.com...

    http://www.zzounds.com/item--EBTLLS2PKG