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Old 18th July 2005
  #14
I've found that all DI boxes are useless for recording bass except for the Jensen DI transformer and that only works with an active electronics bass. For passive basses, a line amp with a 1 meg ohm input impedance works best. Some of the higher end DI's are actually line amps like the Avalon and Millenia. Avoid a DI that reduces the signal level to mic levels to feed a high gain mic pre. This reduces the low end response of the bass. Avoid phantom powered DI boxes as not enough current is available to pass the low end energy. Avoid micing cabinets with the AKG D112. It has no low end either.

You have been warned...

Jim Williams
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