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Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by loud bassist, May 10, 2019.
Eden WTDI vs Ampeg SCR DI vs EHX battalion vs MXR m80 vs others
Which bass and rig are you using?
I'm using a AVRI P bass into the MXR M80 into XR18. Works great.
Sansmap BDDI v2.
NO offense to the OP, but that question is like asking "Which bass?"... so, so, so-o-o-o MANY variables to address.
NOT one single CORRECT answer.
I'm using a mim jazz bass, I only have a small practice amp
I used to groan when an engineer wouldn't just take the XLR off my head but after becoming an engineer myself, I realized why they would insist on using a separate DI. It takes a variable out of the equation and for an engineer that's a comforting thing.
I don't play with pedals anymore so when I'm playing out I always take a Radial JDI with me and it sits on the amp. It is without a doubt one of the best passive DIs you can buy and it's very small and portable. There seem to be a ton of pedal preamp/DIs out now but I haven't tried many of them. The Noble seems to be very highly regarded.
I always bring my JDI as well, I have a non Jensen Demeter HPB-1 800w amp. The di is good, but sometimes the sound guys just want something they know. In doing sound I know one issue I have seen in taking a di off a markbass head particularly is that they have a di out knob on the amp, I really dont like that as a sound guy in case someone turns it up or down during a show.
Ah yes. A lot of them have that send control on the front panel now right? That could definitely be concerning for an engineer with an overzealous bassist.
The old usual was the Countryman DI which I always felt made the sound a little thinner but thankfully I'm seeing more quality DIs with output transformers in venues across the country.
In my pa set up, I now carry 6 radial pro di's it's actually surprising to me if you gig an acoustic guitar or keyboard that you dont have a di for it, maybe I'm just too much if a control freak as I want to use what I want to use. I have done alot of gigs where they are using cheap di boxes, so I like having that Jdi handy.
My (small) PA kit consists of Radial JDIs and J48s, but my personal DI is a REDDI tube DI.
I don't leave home without it.
The Sansamp product line is missing from that list.
I'm using either a BDDI v2 or a PBDDI for going direct.
Never had any complaints - but got lots of compliments from FOH people.
you're right! BDDI v2 or VT?
Another vote for "other"!
I use Radial JDI.
The poll should clarify the distinction between pre-amp pedals and DI's and add some DI's to the list.
All that is listed is pre-amp pedals. They are NOT the same thing as a DI like the Radial JDI, J48, etc.
Yeah, but why miss out on the chance to spend someone else's money?
Trace Elliot Transit-B is very high spec and not too expensive.
The clue is he actually wants a preamp!
Tone Hammer and Mesa Subway would the preamps I would be choosing between. The Nobels is just way too expensive for me
I see OP's request as being for a preamp with an xlr output as opposed to a preamp designed as a pedal in front of an amp exclusively.
Mesa Engineering D800+ pedal would be my suggestion.
My vote is for the BDDI - I just like it better than the VT.
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