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Re: DI bass and guitar

Post by mjau » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:14 pm

Late to the party, but I’ve loved the b15 I’ve played through in the past, and mic’ing that produced a beautiful sound. But that’s about the only mic’ed bass amp that’s really blown my mind. Haven’t recorded an Ampeg 8x10, though.

Generally, I’m happy with a p-bass with flatwounds going through some kind of Neve-ish preamp DI.

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Re: DI bass and guitar

Post by vvv » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:52 am

The Scum wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:32 pm
So here's a tune with my nu-style flip-top (pf20t + matching 115 cab) featured prominently.

Probably had a safety track from a Radial DI (likely unused on the mix), I think the amp was mic'd with an MD-609 (I can check my logs if anyone is curious), and there's some sort of pedal adding a bit of dirt.

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Don't know how I missed this. Bass sounds great! Love the Kala - mine never sounded like that. :lol:

Amusing vid, also, and a cool song. :worthy:

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Re: DI bass and guitar

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:09 am

FYI, I made a few of these recently. Are they anything special? No, emphatically not, but they get the job done and sound nice in the process. Just a simple transformer-coupled passive DI:



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Re: DI bass and guitar

Post by Studiodawg » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:00 am

I use an Avalon U5 to DI. I also use the 2 DI outs on my Fender Rumble Stage 800. One is dry and the other has the digital emulations/FX. Using mics, as well, is always preferred, but not always practical. It's in the fingers or pick. The sound will translate thru any means of recording...mojo- whether it's out front or underneath the rest of the music.

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