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DI boxes

Discussion in 'Recording' started by FIMseth, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. FIMseth

    FIMseth Guest


    I'm interested in buying a D.I. box (mostly for bass), I was wondering if any of you guys had some suggestions. I looking at a price range of about $200 or less, but I would consider something a little more expensive. I appreciate the feedback. Take care.

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Countryman FET 85 about a buck fitty.
  3. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    The Radial units use Jensen transformers (best in the business)

  4. tomtom

    tomtom Guest

    I would recommand a Manley Tube DI.
    It has a nice EQ with different tone colors. Very clean and warm. Manley quality.
  5. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    sweet. im gonna pick one of these up.
  6. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Guest

    What sort of price are the Radial DI's in particular the J48?, I couldn't seem to find that info out anywhere on their site.
  7. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    they don't sell direct. Try the normal places: Sweetwater, B&H, etc.

    I think one of these will be my end-of-school year gift to my college Sophomore (bassist). You can download a schematic for one of these at Jensen Transformers web site and build your own and save.
  8. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    did I hear DIY ? ... 8)


    sorry ... can't help myself ... I DIY therefore I am
  9. KTek

    KTek Guest

    i'd suggest asking about particular bass players uses. if you can find out what kind a handfull of players used that you're familiar with, that might help your decision,,, not always easy to find these things, but if you stay close to the magazines, you'll come across all sorts of inside stuff like that. don't get me wrong though, what works for one pro isn't garanteed to be the best thing for you!just nice to know what's "primus-approved" so to speak
  10. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    Here's one using the killer Jensen Transformer (fully passive DI)

  11. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    and while you are at Jensen check this out


    and this one is also very interesting
  12. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    I used to be a client of Deane Jensen's back in the early 80's. He wrote some circuit analysis software he used for all his designs and I had a copy - used to beta test new versions for him. We had some great talks on the phone. Unfortunately, I never made it out to LA to meet him before he died. Deane was a monster in his corner of this business.
  13. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Either the one Kurt mentioned, or you will have to spend a little bit more to get the goods.
    Avalon U5
    I got one. One word.
    Dynofuckinmite! 8)
  14. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    ^^^ dam - that looks cool!
  15. 7string

    7string Guest

    Thanks for the DIY info Kev. Your new site is gonna be awesome. :cool:
  16. FIMseth

    FIMseth Guest

    Thanks for the advice guys, I appreciate it!


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