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Whats the best D.I. box?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by addylewis, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. I've been thinking about getting a straight DI box with no tone shaping (so...I'm not after a sansamp or pod - coz they frankly change the sound too much for me...)

    I'm just after a decent transparent one for my Kustom Groovebass - say for up to 100 quid or dollars? Not too much more than that...Passive or active, it doesn't matter really...I dunno, it MAY matter in terms of transparency?

    Any suggestions? (Manufacturers, model numbers etc...not a cheapie) :)
  2. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    A bit more than $100, but I've used a Countryman Type 85 in the studio with excellent results.
  3. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん

    Jun 22, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    Radial JDI - Passive and transparent!
  4. 2nd the Countryman...I use it live and for recording. Simple and built like a tank.
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I know it's impossible to search on two-letter terms like "DI"... but if it was possible, I can assure you the results would come up with dozens of threads all saying the same thing: Countryman Type 85 and Radial JDI in the majority, Avalon U5 running second, and a few votes for BSS and Summit. I've read every DI thread I've seen over the last couple of years, and for "transparent" DI's that's the deal.
  6. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    The demeter DI's are rated fairly high, but are also priced very high.
  7. Cheers guys - just got myself a countryman on ebay. (well, with a £1100 rig its gotta sound good through the P.A.!)

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