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Best DI 4 Recording Acoustic Bass

Discussion in 'Bass' started by hubercraft, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. hubercraft

    hubercraft Guest

    I need a good DI for recording an upright Bass
    anyone know of a good DI?
  2. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    What are you using for a pickup? Try a Countryman....aaaaiiieeeeee I can't take it! Can't give a short answer!

    Seriously, this is a huge can of worms you are getting into. We're talking to holy grail here. No one knows the mystical secrets of amplifying/ recording the upright Bass. (And it's the BASS damnit. Nothing else qualifies. The slab is an ELECTRIC bass.) Check out the acoustic forums on talkbass.com and prepare to read for a month.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Sans Amp DI for bass. Not too expensive with a sweet sound. You certainly want a superhigh impedance input to prevent loading down the pickups. So something with a JFET input should do the job fine. Just make sure that whatever pre-amplified DI you use, make sure it doesn't have a transformer input and is well beyond a 50,000 ohm input, which ain't enough. That's fine for keyboard thingies.

    Of course then, you'll want a limiter as well. Just remember, you'll want to press all four buttons on an 1176, if you can't afford one, even if the meter gets spastic.

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