Sansamp BDDI + Amplifier

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by J03YW, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. J03YW


    Nov 23, 2012
    Hey, I record at home with a Sansamp BDDI direct into my PC (taking a parallel direct out so that I can use virtual amps alongside it), but I'm curious as to how I should handle this live. I have a Fender Rumble 500 that I love to death, but I'm curious as to whether I should run the Sansamp through the front of it or try to bypass the preamp and just use the Sansamp for everything. Of course, if I ever have access to a PA you better believe I'm running the Sansamp direct and using the parallel out to drive my amp because being obnoxiously loud is fun, but I don't have the means for something so ridiculous at the moment. What's everyone's thoughts? At the moment my gear is sort of strewn about since I've been moving lately, but I'm soon to be jamming more and I wanna make sure I can get everything sounding good before then. Thanks!
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    @Linnin might know.

    Have you joined the TB Fender Rumble Club?

    There's also a Wiki on the topic.
  3. J03YW


    Nov 23, 2012
    I think I've posted in there before, is that all it takes? Also I'd love to access that wiki!
  4. hbabels


    Jul 26, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I run my Sansamp VT Bass DI in front of my Rumble 200 & love the sound of it.
    Best thing would be to try both ways.

    Personally I set tone with VT DI & that to FOH/ Monitors and then starting with rumble flat tweak it’s EQ as / if needed for stage
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  5. PotsdamBass8

    PotsdamBass8 Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    I’ve found the sansamp into an amp to be too scooped for my taste, unless the blend is at 50% or less. I did spend a couple years using a sansamp into a poweramp as my only amplifier, and I really liked that sound. I would give it a try straight into the effects return and see if you like it.
  6. 92aceshigh


    Feb 11, 2017
    Brighton, UK
    My recommendation would be to try both at practice and see which one you prefer the sound of :) you're not going to do the amp any harm, and there's no right or wrong answer when it comes to tonal preferences :)
  7. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    One of my favorite rigs back in the day was a BDDI directly into the power amp section of an SVT-II Pro. With the BDDI blend backed off a bit, it sounded amazing through my old SVT-610HLF.
  8. J03YW


    Nov 23, 2012
    yeah, i guess nothing is stopping me from trying both ways huh
  9. bassmachine2112


    Mar 23, 2008
    Hiho I use a clone now straight in the front of my head or any amp provided-wouldn,t leave home without one as well as recording.
  10. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    I use my BDDI as an effect as well as DI, do I'm switching it in and out for a little drive and the different EQ. So I run mine bass>BDDI>amp and like it quite well. I do have the mix set a bit over 50% (but I have all the controls set pretty much at the middle for what I want out of the unit)