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Sansamp for low end distortion?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by xcental34x, Jan 24, 2004.


  1. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    I'm not quite sure if this would go in "Amps" or "Effects."

    Can a sansamp be used with a head to specifically give the lower frequencies distortion and leaving the mids and highs clean? I can do this by combining the channels on my Peavey Mark III by turning the gain all the way up, boosting the bass, and cutting everything else, but the mode control on Channel A, then on Channel B, use my normal settings, using the mix channel jack and selecting channels with the footswitch.

    If I cut the all but the bass on the Sansamp RBI, and used the footswitch, would it be possible to obtain the same effect?

    ~Patrick
     
  2. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    bizzump
     
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Your suggestion about the RBI would not work in a mono setup, because you'd lose most of your mids and treble, and the mids and treble that did remain would be dirty. If you split your signal and used one preamp for clean tone and the RBI for dirty lows, that might work.
     
  4. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    I see. I never thought of it that way. Hmm. Backto the drawing board.

    ~Patrick
     
  5. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    What if I ran the RBI through the FX loop? Wouldn't it then bypass the preamp?

    ~Patrick