Which one to get...??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ívar Þórólfsson, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Hi all!

    I´m in the progress of buying some new effects.
    Right now I´m torn between the Sansamp bass driver DI and the Line6 Bass pod. I´m looking for this to be a pre-amp, as well as having the option to record directly from it and also for plugging my bass to the pod/sansamp and then directly to the house´s PA.

    I know there´s a price difference on those two units, but which one would you prefer and why?

    W/best regards,
    Ivar :)
  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I bought the Bass Pod and loved it so much that I replaced it within a week with the Sans Amp Bass Driver DI.

    Some people around here love the Bass Pod, but for me, it didn't meet my needs well. I think the Bass Driver sounds better and does a better job of fattening up my MIM Jazz. For my Spector, I use the Bass Driver extremely sparingly, since it can't help the tone. My Jazz bass benefits from it immensely.

    The Bass Pod seems to me to be more of a studio tool. Many people use them live, and with great success. I found it to be not-so-user friendly. Also, it's impossible to bypass the amp modeling section but use the effects section.

    With the Bass Driver, I can customize my tones more. Whether or not I'm playing through the Bass Driver, I can use any other effect I want to. So, in that sense, the Bass Driver is far less limiting.

    The Bass Driver may have far less tones available, but I don't need and couldn't find a use for most of the tones in the Pod, anyway. The Bass Driver sounds great and I'm glad I made the switch:D
  3. DB5


    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    I have both and use them in different applications.
    If you have the extra money buy the Pod Pro. Its great for recording, I use it live with my cover band takes some getting use to but once you get the sound you want you can save it on the fly. As for the Sans Amp its hard to beat the sound you get out of this thing for under $200 Its a great active D.I :cool:
  4. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Thanks guys....

    Now I just have to figure out a way to buy one... I still haven´t found a place online which ships the sansamp worldwide... :(