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  • The SansAnp Bass Driver DI...

    No, not that one - the new version. It rocks. For the details, click the link.

    http://www.harmonycentral.com/expert...s-driver-di-v2
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    I had one for the guitar, not that one, the one with the knobs on it.

    Handy, but mine broke. I have no idea ho either, cause I never stepped on the thing, but pushed the button with my finger.





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    • #3
      I had the RBI rackmount years ago. Sounded great. I have no idea what I was thinking selling it.

      Phil- perhaps I missed it within the article, but what is the difference between this V2 model and the previous version of the sansamp?
      Last edited by ThudMaker; 11-08-2016, 02:41 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ThudMaker View Post
        I had the RBI rackmount years ago. Sounded great. I have no idea what I was thinking selling it.

        Phil- perhaps I missed it within the article, but what is the difference between this V2 model and the previous version of the sansamp?
        It has a midrange tone control, with selectable frequency for the mid-band.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ThudMaker View Post
          I had the RBI rackmount years ago. Sounded great. I have no idea what I was thinking selling it.

          Phil- perhaps I missed it within the article, but what is the difference between this V2 model and the previous version of the sansamp?
          From the "Conclusions" section:


          While the basic functions and tone remain the same, the added Mid EQ, along with the Bass shift EQ switch give it added capabilities that the previous version lacked.


          Thanks for checking it out guys! I appreciate it! And please let me know if anyone has any other questions!
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          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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          • #6
            I have a Para Driver DI that is a wonderful piece of kit. I find it a bit more flexible than the bass version as my needs include acoustic, mandolin, bass and guitar. This has a few dedicated frequency switches which would be handy if you need that.
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            • #7

              I had one of the Tech21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI pedals (I guess you could call it the version 1.0 model ) for several years. It certainly did a great job of substituting for an amp and providing an interface to a PA or studio mixing console.

              Then, maybe 4 years ago, I finally got around to demo-ing an Eden World Tour WTDI pedal and decided to dump my SansAmp Bass Driver pedal in favor of the Eden pedal. I could dial in good amplifier tones a lot easier and faster with the Eden pedal.

              So, now, after all of these years, it looks like Tech21 improved the tonal section of its pedal to better compete with the Eden pedal.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Radar-Love View Post
                I had one of the Tech21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI pedals (I guess you could call it the version 1.0 model ) for several years. It certainly did a great job of substituting for an amp and providing an interface to a PA or studio mixing console.

                Then, maybe 4 years ago, I finally got around to demo-ing an Eden World Tour WTDI pedal and decided to dump my SansAmp Bass Driver pedal in favor of the Eden pedal. I could dial in good amplifier tones a lot easier and faster with the Eden pedal.

                So, now, after all of these years, it looks like Tech21 improved the tonal section of its pedal to better compete with the Eden pedal.

                Interesting. I never considered that the updated version may have been in reaction / response to the Eden World Tour WTDI.

                I did get to try one of their pedals last year, and I liked it quite a bit, but it was the Eden Glowplug, which is more of a LF tonal shaper / tube warmer and not really a full-blown preamp / DI. Cool sounding pedal though.
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                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
                  Interesting. I never considered that the updated version may have been in reaction / response to the Eden World Tour WTDI.


                  Tech21 is undoubtedly the current leader in the bass amp emulation / DI pedal marketplace -- with several models. Their biggest competition in this market is likely Eden, with MXR, Aguilar, and maybe Behringer a bit farther back.

                  All of these other pedals have midrange tonal controls. The Eden sounds great, is small, easy to use, and is a bargain with a street price of $149.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Radar-Love View Post



                    Tech21 is undoubtedly the current leader in the bass amp emulation / DI pedal marketplace -- with several models. Their biggest competition in this market is likely Eden, with MXR, Aguilar, and maybe Behringer a bit farther back.

                    All of these other pedals have midrange tonal controls. The Eden sounds great, is small, easy to use, and is a bargain with a street price of $149.
                    I'll have to see if I can try one out soon. Thanks for the info!
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                    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                    - George Carlin

                    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

                      Interesting. I never considered that the updated version may have been in reaction / response to the Eden World Tour WTDI.
                      Actually it's not. We've offered the midrange control on our rack mount version (the RBI) for years. We have been making the Bass Driver DI in various forms since 1992 and the Acoustic DI which later became the Para Driver DI which has a semi parametric sweepable mid range control was first introduced in 1996. The addition of the midrange control was added to offer a bit more flexibility like the rack mount RBI without straying too far from the signature sound of the unit. One reason why many like the Bass Driver DI is the ease of getting "that sound" quickly.



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tech21NYC View Post

                        Actually it's not. We've offered the midrange control on our rack mount version (the RBI) for years. We have been making the Bass Driver DI in various forms since 1992 and the Acoustic DI which later became the Para Driver DI which has a semi parametric sweepable mid range control was first introduced in 1996. The addition of the midrange control was added to offer a bit more flexibility like the rack mount RBI without straying too far from the signature sound of the unit. One reason why many like the Bass Driver DI is the ease of getting "that sound" quickly.
                        It's certainly very quick and easy to get a great bass tone with the Bass Driver DI. Thanks for the clarification!
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                        "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                        - George Carlin

                        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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