Where to put SABDDI in chain?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lildrgn, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. lildrgn


    Jul 11, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Help a brother out!

    This is how my setup goes:

    EBMMSterling>Boss TU-2>SABDDI>Boss Chorus>Trace Elliot GP-12>Trace Elliot 4x10 and Ashdown 1x15

    My question is: Is the SansAmp in a good spot in my chain? I read a thread somewhere else saying that the effects loop/line in is the best place for it.

    Right now I get a WAY midsy sound that is pretty cool. It has a lot of bite to it, but I'd like to coax more bottom out of it. The knobs on my bass and on the SA do okay, but it's just missing that special something. Would moving the SA to the effects loop/line in help? And how do I hook that up? Like this?


    You'd think it'd be easy!

    But it's not!

    Thanks in advance,

  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Your setup is ok.
    When you put the SA in the FX loop, you should put the chorus there too, behind the SA.

    Always put modulation FX behind preamp/EQ FX.
  3. King David

    King David

    Dec 13, 1999
    Get you a Boss Ge7. You can dial in about any eq setting you want and turn it on and off as you please.
  4. It is to me because I go by what the manual says. It's cool to experiment, but as far as my results go, Tech 21 did their homework thoroughly before introducing the unit and I find what's in the book works best for me.

    As they say, the unit is very responsive to your technique dynamics and your bass should run directly into it, (assuming you're using it as a stomp box). They imply that effects in front of it water down the SA. But it's a wide world -YMMV.
  5. I put the CEB-3 Boss Bass chorus before the SansAmp when I play live. I do this because I want to maximize the use of the DI. The DI on the SansAmp is great and I do not think it would make sense to put a cheapo DI box after my Chorus effect and send it through the PA.

    It works fine for me.
  6. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    I played with a guitar player who insisted that a tuner in his signal chain seriously compromised his tone. I don't think most have a true bypass, so you are sending your signal through circuitry that isn't intended to improve your tone. The effect isn't very great, I imagine, but since talking to that guy, I dont leave my tuner in the chain. Then again, he may be full of poo.

  7. Tuner should NEVER be in the signal chain. Many amps (not mine unfortunately) have a tuner out that doesn't re-enter the signal chain.

    The reasons you stated (tone-sucking) are right on the money.