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  1. david_fowler

    david_fowler Guest


    Can anyone recommend a quality direct input box for Bass and possibly guitar and keyboards.?

  2. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    I like Countryman for bass, Radial for keys, but both sound excellent in general. And I'm not really sure why I prefer them in the particular settings. Maybe I just found the sweet spot quicker and never looked any further. BTW, don't balk at the extra $100 over cheaper DIs. The better models of the cheaper DIs (e.g. Whirlwind) sound OK, but the step up is well worth it.
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    I use the Radial J48 for about 95% of my DI stuff and I friggin love it. Both on Bass and on Keys. For keys, it's eminantly clean and huge sounding.

    For bass, it's incrediby tight and punchy. If, however, you're looking for huge, thumping bass, it's probably not the best choice, but for tight (jazz or new rock), it's killer!
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    The Countryman is an industry standard and I've had a pair for about 10-years now. But they don't get used on bass as much since I use either my Evil Twin or ViPre. The Radial is also good as Bob and Cucco says. I've used the tube Aguilar a few times and thought it was pretty good sounding as well.
  5. Crankitup

    Crankitup Guest

    I'm currently using an avalon u5. it sounds great

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