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Pedals live

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by LaDisputeLover, Jul 11, 2012.


  1. LaDisputeLover

    LaDisputeLover

    Jul 10, 2012
    Hi guys,
    This is my first post on here so I'm very new to how all of this works?
    I played a gig the other day and I used my BOSS ODB-3 overdrive for a few songs but the sound engineer recommended that I don't use the pedal live as the sound front of house was fairly poor as a result of the overdrive. I was wondering, could I go into a DI then into an effects pedal and then into my amp? (which would also be going through the desk directly or through a mic). Just to get both the straight bass sound and also the overdrive with it?
    Thanks guys
     
  2. Certainly, that would be an ideal solution.

    IMO, distortion sounds terrible through a DI unless it's designed specifically for it. The solution of sending a DI signal pre distortion then a mic'd cab with the distortion in it is perfect.
     

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