Sansamp settings: Share your favorites?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jeff Roller, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Jeff Roller

    Jeff Roller Jeff Roller Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Maryville, TN
    Got a Sansamp bass driver DI for Christmas. Besides the owners manual settings, I haven't had opportunity to experiment in a live band setting. I would be appreciative of any input from owners sharing their favorite settings for their style. (I play all genres, so I'm really interested in what you play and what defines YOUR sound). Could be as simple a format as 1 through 10 on each pot, Level, Blend, Treble, Bass, Drive, and Presence.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    I run it as a OD/dist box, so my settings are pretty much flat - 5 on bass/treble/presence, level matched to bypass volume, drive and blend on full.
  3. idoru


    Dec 18, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'll bite - keep in mind that this is the BDDI channel on a Landmark 300 head, but with the exception of the +10 dB input boost it's exactly the same.

    I like an aggressive tone with plenty of mids, so this is how I run it:
    Level - to taste
    Blend - 10
    Bass - 4
    Treble - 3.5
    Drive - 5
    Presence - 8
  4. This is interesting.... mine is set pretty full

    level= 4.5 (to taste)
    blend= 7-10 (depending on my hearing at the time)
    bass= 6
    trebble= 4.5
    drive= 4

    What about everyone else?
  5. clock settings:

    blend - 3
    treble - noon
    bass - noon or rolled slightly back
    drive - 1:30
    presence - 1 / 1:30
  6. ihateusernames


    Jun 26, 2006
    yes, that's tasty - very close to my standard tone

    blend 2-4
    treble 10-12
    bass 10-11
    drive 2-5:30
    presence 11-1
  7. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY
    I have a BDI21 that I use more for a boost with my overdrive pedals.

    Drive: 1:00
    Presence: 2:00
    Treble: 2:00
    Bass: 12:30
    Level: 11:30
    Blend: Full on
  8. Level - to taste (Usually 12, rolled back as the drive goes up)
    Blend - full
    Treble - 12ish
    Bass - 12ish
    Presence - 1
    Drive - depends on the song, usually around 12-1
  9. jonnychicago


    Mar 20, 2006
    great thread! nice to see some real-time experience thrown in, rather than just using the manual.

    wanted to bump this in case anyone else would like to add!
  10. Illbay


    Jan 15, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Has anyone got any suggestions for a full, rich fretless tone with the BDDI?
  11. gibsualdo


    Jun 19, 2006
    London, England
    Mine's constantly on, placed after my effects loop and before my amp.

    Level - usually around noon but varies
    Bass - 11-noon
    Treble - 11-noon
    Presence - 11-1
    Blend - noon in single amp setup, 5 in dual amp set up
    Drive - 9-2 but usually noon.
  12. Illbay


    Jan 15, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Okay, I'm confused. :confused:

    How can it be "after the effects loop but before the amp" if your effects loop is typically connected to the amp at the effects loop send/return patchbay?

    Or do you really mean it's the last thing in the effects loop chain?
  13. gibsualdo


    Jun 19, 2006
    London, England
    The latter. I should have specified, my FX run through a blend/loop pedal. So it goes Bass > Blender (FX signal/clean signal) > SansAmp > Amp.

    Sorry to cause any confusion :)
  14. jonnychicago


    Mar 20, 2006
    Finally found my sweet spot:

    Level - 12:30
    Blend - 2:00
    Treble - 12:30
    Bass - 11:50
    Drive - 12:00
    Presence - 1:00

    Fingerstyle on a Precision through an Ampeg combo with all EQ set to 12:00 and volume/tone rolled up.
  15. Bookmark!

    The BDDI is the next pedal on my "To Buy" list!

  16. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    any more?
  17. Actually there's a ton of BDDI settings threads and most of them don't follow the manual, especially when it comes to having some of the knobs full on. :)
  18. vegedge


    Jul 14, 2012
    any one got any set ups that sound good for faster melodic hardcore?
  19. mattfong


    Jan 14, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    I think I used the SVT setting in the Para Driver manual as a starting point...

    treble - 11:00
    mids - 1:00
    bass - 11:00
    drive - somewhere between 10:00 and 12:00, depending on how I'm feeling,
    mid shift about halfway between the 750Hz and 3KHz markings, I guess around 2KHz? a little lower?
    blend - full

    I usually just use it in front of my amp as an overdrive, always on. I like the Shuttle's preamp and they seem to work well together.

    Anyone else using the Para Driver too?
  20. vegedge


    Jul 14, 2012
    Ive got the basic tech 21 sans amp DI.

    is there a major difference between all of them besides different channels and program-ability?