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Onboard Direct out?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by David Harrell, Apr 29, 2005.


  1. Anyone have any experience wiring up an onboard pre like OBP-3 with a DI out? I seem to remember seeing this on some pics of basses, but never had the chance to check it out.

    Just wondering how is sounds compared to running through a "transparent" DI box.
     
  2. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    My own design and construction custom onboard pre's will happily drive a standard PA poweramp via a balanced out, if I set the gain on them that high. Sounds excellent, and by that I mean, very little audible signature which was the design goal (pickups, bass, tone controls and preamp do the sonic shaping). Most of the lower/mid cost commercial outboard DI's I've tried in the past have sounded pretty dire.

    I can only think of Wals as having an onboard DI, but there may be others.