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Old 30th September 2007
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I use one for bass DI quite often, and it really depends on the bass. Sometimes I have to keep it pretty low, especially if the bass has active pickups. On the other hand, I'll occasionally turn it up to about 75% of full gain, that seems to be best with most bass guitars. I really like it, though I usually use it in conjunction with a mic on the cab. I use it as a mic pre sometimes, it seems to work very nicely with any condenser, and definitely adds some meat and mids to otherwise thin and brittle mics. It's a good match with my Studio Projects B1, which is otherwise a little sibilant.

On the other hand, I've had some good luck with a passive DI into a PM1000 channels trip for bass, with the eq tweaked a little, it gives a nice and meaty tone, too.