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Realist + Sadowsky outboard + Demeter 201S

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by WovenGraphite, Apr 3, 2006.


  1. WovenGraphite

    WovenGraphite Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Bay Area, California
    Just wanted to give some impressions on my DB setup.
    I have the realist mounted under the E leg of the bridge, out to a Sadowsky outboard preamp which goes into a Demeter active input.
    The Sadowsky has a volume button and a 2 frequency boost only circuit (40Hz and 4 kHz). The volume is set 75%, 40hz is set at 40%, 4 kHz is set at 60%.
    The dem has its treble at 40%, mids 80% and bass 50%. Presence is 50%. Presence range is 2k and lower freq range is 120Hz
    I am going then to a QSC PLX and a Bergantino 210. This setup is also used for electric bass.

    The tone of the db is actually great. It varies a lot with the room: ie smaller room, this is more prone to feedback but in general the low mids are nicely represented without the thump of the highs.
    I was surprised how nicely it cut through the overall sound without beeing too boomy (hope this makes sense)
    Obviously it's not a nice wooden sound as in acoustic but i can really keep up with a somewhat loud jazz drummer and a sax!

    This is not very portable but when I play both db and electric bass there is no portability issue... it will always be a pain to setup.

    Any comments or other experience on this setup?
     
  2. WovenGraphite

    WovenGraphite Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Bay Area, California
    I see 29 people read this note without any comments... was anything I said stupid?
     
  3. pat.p

    pat.p

    Nov 20, 2004
    Poland, Poznań
    I don't think so...;)
    I've used Sadowsky outboard during my last recording session and found it very helpful and great for upright... I've used it with Fishman BP-100 (very GOOD pu). I think, that it works fine with Realist too. One of the best pre/DI I've ever used.
    Regards
    Pat
     

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