Originally Posted by sevenisthenumber
Sorry. I am speaking of the preamp path. I have mics galore and several good amps but my DI line sucks.. Would love a nice unit to bring my DI path to life.
sansamp classic and rackmount work great for gnarly rock'n'roll bass sounds.
for deep / warm bass sounds nothing can beat this: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attach...8&d=1214437353
Groove Tubes Studio Series Tube Bass Preamp - can be found incredibly cheap, sounds marvellous, and has a lot of EQ options. There's also an old SWR unit which is supposed to be 100% identical.
I only use straight DI if I want to do some re-amping or processing later, but then I've had good experiences with the Demeter Tube Di, the Groove Tubes Brick, and with the DI input on the Drawmer 1969 mercenary edition.