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sansamp bass driver vs sadowsky outboard preamp

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zony, Oct 11, 2005.


  1. zony

    zony

    Aug 19, 2005
    can anyone suggest which one of the two produces the variable scooped marcus miller sound
     
  2. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    I don't know about the Sadowsky but the Sansamp BDDI will.

    :D

    Joe.
     
  3. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
    They are two completely different pre's. The Sans amp is more SVT'ish and the Sadowsky is cleaner and Marcus Miller'ish. The Sadowsky will get you closer to the MM sound than the Sans Amp Bass Driver. By the way, I own both units.
     
  4. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Dude, lay off the distortion and turn the blend up all the way.

    I never had any problems getting that tone.

    What bass are you using?

    :D

    Joe.
     
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    +1
    I have both units too.......if I had to use one for the Marcus tone, it would be the Sadowsky.
     
  6. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I had both at the same time once, and the Sadowski definitely does the MM thing better, but the Sansamp seems to be more versitile, and can do the MM thing well enough.
     
  7. +1
     
  8. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    +1
     
  9. + 2
     
  10. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Sadowsky hands down


    I own bolth and I'm building a pedal board that will allow me to switch between them ( as well as other goodies)



    Aj