The Best Pedal DI For Bass
I had sold my old SansAmp Bass Driver DI in favor of this Para Driver DI. Reason? This thing has a mid-EQ and a mid-shift from 170hz-1khz allowing me to set the mid frequency to my liking. This is the pedal version of the rack mounted SansAmp RBI tube emulator. And the circuitry in this pedal comes with a "tube" compressor for a warm and gentle compression with room for dynamic sound - awesome! This eliminates my need to buy a separate compressor/limiter. I had placed this as the last piece in my effects chain and so far this one has silent output, thus, no need for me to buy a noise gate. The only thing I think was missing is the effects loop similar what the Radial BassBone had on its DI. Without the effects loop, I have to set the output levels "even" for all my pedals in the chain. But some pedals doesn't have output level pot which kinda bring some challenges when engaging multiple pedals. But still, when considering the Radial BassBone, I choose SansAmp Para Driver DI due to the fact that this is flexible enough to be used for various instruments based on the suggested settings - cello, acoustic guitar, violin, drums, piano, etc. - and it has a warm tube-like sound and a moderate compressor.
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