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Sansamp DI as a stomp box?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Albini_Fan, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    I've been looking for a good pedal to make my solid state combo (Ampeg 210-SP) sound like a tube, and my best bet is the Sansamp DI as the looks of it. But I've read alot of bad things about using it as a stomp box, but could I still try? Could I set the combo flat and use the DI as the pre-amp? (If this sounds dumb, It's because I don't know anything ;P)

    I'm not at the level where I am going to be recording, just jamming with some friends. But I seriously want that dirty tube overdrive tone D:

    If the Sansamp is really that futile as a stomp box, I'm just going to pitch for a Fulltone BassDrive.

    Edit - Reading up on Tool, Justin says he uses this:


    Think I'd have more luck with this, or should I not bother?
  2. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    One of the great things about the bassdriver is it's flexibility. You can use it as a straght DI, a preamp, or as an effect in the traditional sense. Back when I was using a Carvin R600 head as my amp I put a SansAmp in front of it to fatten up the sound. I left it on the whole time. now that I have a kern preamp there's no need for the SansAmp as a preamp. I use it as an overdrive pedal now and it works great.
  3. I use the bassdriver infront of my SM-900,sounds like a big tube amp.

    It's the best thing anyone can do to try and get a Chancellor-ish tone without spending big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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