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Tech21 BADDI vs MXR M80 DI+

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by icks, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. Tech21

    14 vote(s)
  2. MXR

    4 vote(s)
  3. Other?

    0 vote(s)
  1. icks


    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    Hi guys, I used the search button but can't find what I was looking for.

    I'm looking for a preamp, a good disto, and a DI.

    So my choices are on this 2 items

    Tech21 sansamp BADDI
    MXR M80 DI+

    In tone, I'm looking for something close to the ampeg colour, (Sum41 live, classic rock).

    I have a preference for the m80 because it has 2 buttons One for bypassing the preamp an other for the distortion.

    I'll play it in the poweramp section of my amp an run it thu a 1x15'.

    Any thought ?



    PS: if anyone have sound samples, It will be very very appreciate 'cause I cannot test those pedals.
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    There's a few comparison threads in the archives, including a megathread:



    The sansamp is closer to the ampeg sound than the MXR.

    Here's some things to remember:
    1) Sansamp doesn't have mid control.
    2) MXR Distortion is more of a buzz saw distortion than the BDDI overdrive. Using the blend control you can tame it, but it's still not really an overdrive sound
    3) With the MXR, you can engage the preamp and distortion individually. With the Sansamp, it's all or nothing - either eq+drive both on or off

    That may sound like I prefer the MXR, but I like them both - however I find the MXR more practical for live use for me but record with the Sansamp.
  3. icks


    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    thanks for the link, I didn't find these threads last time.