Thoughts on cab sim pedals...HELP!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SGisonfire, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. After having got to gig in Seoul for past couple of years, now I finally use a cab sim pedal.

    Ive settled down with mooer radar which I considered the best I could afford at this moment for its IR loadability.

    Having all the necessary gears (radial jdi, darkglass v.u., 3sigma audio's 810 IR files for daw), it made so much sense for me to go direct only this time with a cab sim pedal between jdi and the rest.

    Thing is, I've managed to gig without a cab sim pedal so far, and some talented guys rock the house with nothing but just a bass straight into di box/amp's pre-eq di out.

    So, my ultimate question is on the perspective of the sound guy, "Is the fully WET di signal reliable source for live shows?"

    I know qualified sound guys should be able to work with anything I give, but what do you think is actually easier to handle?

    Here's a personal video Ive made quick for the first time for youtube lol.

    Would you consider this radar + V.U. tone a proper?

  2. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Wrong forum, but if it sounds good and works OK. w,y not?
    I would run a second DI clean for a backup, but also incase the mix engineer (assuming he is good) can have a way to get more definition if the mix gets murky.
  3. beans-on-toast


    Aug 7, 2008
    Cab simulators are nothing more than fancy EQing. Some add distortion as well.

    If the sound person has a digital mixing desk, they will have a DAW and their own plugins that they will apply. In that case they want a clean DI signal from you. So it depends on the gear that they have.
  4. Sry newby here :D
    Running a 2nd di would be fine I guess. I could always make use of dgvu! Thanks man!
  5. DAW at the board is something I never considered! what I should do is ask if my signal sounds ok during rehearsals. Thanks by the way!
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  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    If you run overdrive, I think you're better off using a cab sim so you cut the frequencies off that can blow tweeters. I do it (actually I run high and low pass filters but same basic principle) because I don't trust sound techs to not give me a ton of treble or way too many low frequencies, plus OD is getting to be an almost always-on thing for me. Still not quite there with it, but save for a few ballads and some of the 70's/80's stuff we do, it's on.
  7. Yeah, I see what you mean it's really annoying how guitars get to be micd all the time when micing up a bass amp on stage is so dreaded.

    Anyhow, thx for your comment and I as well stick to this method for a time:D
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