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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by atexas903, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. atexas903


    Aug 12, 2012
    I have a SansAmp Bass Driver DI, Boss NS-2, and a Boss TU-3. It's simple, I know. But every way I connect it sounds weird and not right. I would appreciate it if you could help me out!

    It's running through a Ampeg SVT-6 Pro and a Ampeg 8x10

  2. I would say Tuner, NS-2, then Sansamp? Try running with and without the NS-2. Maybe tweak the settings? What tone are you looking for?
  3. atexas903


    Aug 12, 2012
    The tone is great, I'll just try messing with the ns-2 tomorrow. Thanks!
  4. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    sansamp di, ns-2, and tu3 last, tu3 last to help you mute between songs, ns-2 after sansamp to help reduce noise, what is your sansamp settin?
  5. BassMonstrum


    Mar 7, 2008
    Do you really need the NS-2? I know the Sansamp can get noisy, but then we're talking about HIIIIGH GAIN. Try Tuner ---> BDDI. Maybe the settings on the noise suppressor is effing things up.
  6. The tuner will mute no matter where it is in the chain. Actually, with the setup OP has, no actual need for the ns-2. Unless his sansamp is a muff in disguise. :p
  7. atexas903


    Aug 12, 2012
    The ns-2 helps out alot. Playing loud creates fuzz and feedback that's why I use it. I'll mess around with the noise suppresor tomorrow!
  8. If that's the case check your settings on your head and your sansamp. Are you maxing all the knobs? Cause those two won't really distort unless you're setting everthing to 11. If its too noisy, try the ns-2 after the sansamp.
  9. paganjack


    Dec 25, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    put the NS-2 in the effects loop of your amp, if you have one.
  10. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph provider Supporting Member

    + 1

    If so, try running the SansAmp in the NS-2 send/return loop, if not done yet. That's the way I ran hi-gain pedals at one point, with good results. Also, for a utility pedal, it needs a bit of tweaking to get it right, if you want your tone to sound as natural as possible.
  11. GroovinOnFunk

    GroovinOnFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Endorses Cleartone and SIT Strings
    I agree that removing the NS-2 seems to be the answer. If u r getting lots of hiss/fuzz/whatever noise with that simple of a setup... Well, then something is probably wrong. Even with everything cranked to 11, my BDDI was never noisy enough to warrant considering a noise gate.
    Does your bass have single coils? That would be the only reason I could think to use the NS-2. Otherwise, like I said, you may have larger issues on your hands.

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