sansamp rbi overdrive

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lerxst_2112, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. lerxst_2112


    Oct 23, 2004
    i just bought the sansamp rbi, i want to get overdrive tones but the sound i cant get with the drive full on its not to overdrive, its that normal?

    cant you get a really overdrive sound with this preamp?
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Check the Blend knob.
    Also, it's a light tubelike overdrive, supposed to sound like a tube amp.
    If you're looking for full on overdrive, you want to use an overdrive pedal, or feed the input with very high gain. Like this. I used a Boss LS-2 as a clean booster.
  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I find that if I use active basses I get very little overdrive if I have the trebble turned up.

    Otherwise, just make sure you have the gain thrown all the way up and really dig in. I have tone of fun with mine like that.