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Sans Amp Q:

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by ChasesRiots, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. ChasesRiots


    Mar 6, 2013
    I have a Ampeg B2r head running into 2 410 cabs.

    My rack currently goes bass - wireless(line 6 g50) - Sabine Tuner - B2r - Cab

    I have a Crown XLS1500, a BBE Sonix Max and the SansAmp RBI

    My question is where do they fit into the chain? I am new to the rack idea.
    Would it make any sense to run it like this

    Wireless < Tuner < BBE < Sansamp < B2r (front input) < Poweramp < Cabs
  2. I&#8217;ve never used a BBE before, but yeah that's how I'd chain them.
  3. wait - two amps? I' d run the sansamp last into the B2R effect return or the crown amp.
  4. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Personally, I'd go...

    Bass -> Wireless -> SansAmp -> Crown -> Cab

    Skip the Ampeg and use the SansAmp for tone shaping. This setup suggestion is also strongly effected by my dislike of the BBE Sonic Maximizer for live bass sound.
  5. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    I can't imagine what all this has to do with recording. :confused:

    Record bass direct, maybe using the SansAmp for a DI, though I would far rather just go with the bass straight in and everything done digitally with a VST like SVX or some knockoff.

    I would never use external hardware for bass recording if I could humanly avoid it.
  6. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Amateur. Take my advice for its resale value.
    +2 here.

    IMO, the Sansamp + Ampeg + power amp is extra redundant for studio use...
  7. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    In any case, run the tuner out of band instead of inline with your signal. Try linking the tuner from one of the extra outputs on the sansamp (uneffected for example).
  8. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I'd go direct with just the Sansamp used as a DI pedal for recording.

    If you are really wanting to mic the cab, I'd cut as many things in the signal chain as you can to diminish noise.

    Just my 2 cents.

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