Tech 21 SansAmp bass Di as just an amp

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by joeypistol, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. joeypistol


    Aug 5, 2008
    I know its probably an obvious answer for most but, im sick of using a cheap Korg pod for my bass. Can i just run the tech 21 as an amp and run it through the mains via the XLR output?
  2. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    yup. get the new one.
  3. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi joeypistol.

    If you don't already own a Sans Amp Bass Driver DI (no mid-range control, an input impedance of 1M ohm), then you may wish to consider a Sans Amp Para Driver DI (sweep-able semi-parametric mid-range control, an input impedance of 4.7M ohms--good for piezoelectric pickups as well as electro-magnetic designs).

    The Para Driver DI only costs ~ $15 more than the Bass Driver DI and can be used on acoustic bass/bass guitar (or any instrument really), and not just electric bass.

    Download the owner's manuals for both units and compare their features for yourself.
  4. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    +1 on the Para-Driver.

    Top notch advice MIJ-VI.
  5. Ba55Man1ac

    Ba55Man1ac Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    +1 more on the Para Driver. I bought one after hearing the good things said about it here & am very impressed. It adds a nice clarity which made me stand out in the mix.
  6. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    another +1 from another happy paradriver owner.:bassist:
  7. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    I used a Programmable BDDI last year on a tour of Asia and Africa without an amp and it performed very well. It's no substitute for a big honkin' amp doing it's thing, but in a pinch it works quite well.
  8. joeypistol


    Aug 5, 2008
    thanks a ton guys